Object #1011435 from MS-Papers-0032-0816

3 pages written by an unknown author in Wellington to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward family correspondence - Annabella McLean (sister), Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0816 (50 digitised items). Letters written from Scotland (Edinburgh, Glenorchy Manse, Stranraer) prior to her arrival in New Zealand in Jan 1864 on the Wild Duck; afterwards from Maraekakaho, Napier and Wellington. One letter was written in Sep 1858 during a visit to her sister Flora Ann Conway in North Wales.

A transcription/translation of this document (by MD) appears below.

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English (MD)

Wellington
April 24th


My dear Donald

The purpose if all's well to leave here by the 'Nevada' on the 14 of May. Where are we to meet you? I do hope we shall see you and Douglas before we go as it will be a disappointment to both of us if we do not. No doubt it is wearing of me but I can't reconcile

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myself to the idea of going so far from home but if it was Robert, the good he expects, it will make up for a great deal. I am so glad that you have taken the house as it keeps the home together. The grounds are looking very pretty just now.

The house no doubt is old and I told Robert that you ought to have it at a moderate rent. You will find the cow useful and produce out of the garden helps greatly in housekeeping. Your old Margret a good faithful servant and should you not require the

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house all the year you can at any time leave it in her charge. Annabella seems to like the feeling of having a house and I am so glad now that we are going away that Douglas will be here to see his grandfather for Robert has been at all times most attentive and kind to this old man & he will miss him.

[incomplete letter written by Catherine Hart]




English (MD)

Wellington
April 24th


My dear Donald

The purpose if all's well to leave here by the 'Nevada' on the 14 of May. Where are we to meet you? I do hope we shall see you and Douglas before we go as it will be a disappointment to both of us if we do not. No doubt it is wearing of me but I can't reconcile myself to the idea of going so far from home but if it was Robert, the good he expects, it will make up for a great deal. I am so glad that you have taken the house as it keeps the home together. The grounds are looking very pretty just now.

The house no doubt is old and I told Robert that you ought to have it at a moderate rent. You will find the cow useful and produce out of the garden helps greatly in housekeeping. Your old Margret a good faithful servant and should you not require the house all the year you can at any time leave it in her charge. Annabella seems to like the feeling of having a house and I am so glad now that we are going away that Douglas will be here to see his grandfather for Robert has been at all times most attentive and kind to this old man & he will miss him.

[incomplete letter written by Catherine Hart]




Part of:
Inward family correspondence - Annabella McLean (sister), Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0816 (50 digitised items)
Series 9 Inwards family letters, Reference Number Series 9 Inwards family letters (1204 digitised items)
McLean Papers, Reference Number MS-Group-1551 (30238 digitised items)

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