Object #1011886 from MS-Papers-0032-0818

2 pages written 12 Nov 1867 by Archibald John McLean in Maraekakaho to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward family correspondence - Archibald John McLean (brother), Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0818 (112 digitised items). Letters written from Maraekakaho, Warleigh, Doonside and Glenorchy about station matters and family news.Letter dated 24 Oct 1874 recounts the McLean family's lineage and gives dates of birth for family members

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English (MD)

12 November 1867

Maraekakaho

My dear Donald

I am pleased to inform you Alexr is at home today. He came to the accomodation house yesterday evening and I found him there this morning. He is now at home. Maney drove him up. He says he is not going to wash any of the sheep if the heavey winds is over and a little rain to come to lay the dust. I consider it would pay better to wash the dry flock so that if you

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English (MD)

consider that should be done you should write up at once about it. You could try 2 to 3000 of the wethers and hoggets and that would prove which would be the best in the grease or washed. The docking was done today after dinner but as I had to go to Duff before the tails were counted I do not no the number but it will not be much short of 8000 and by all accounts Duff will not have on Smith's much over 3000 so Fleming told me yesterday. He was their at the docking & drafting.


Your always affectionate brother
Archibald John McLean

English (MD)

12 November 1867

Maraekakaho

My dear Donald

I am pleased to inform you Alexr is at home today. He came to the accomodation house yesterday evening and I found him there this morning. He is now at home. Maney drove him up. He says he is not going to wash any of the sheep if the heavey winds is over and a little rain to come to lay the dust. I consider it would pay better to wash the dry flock so that if you consider that should be done you should write up at once about it. You could try 2 to 3000 of the wethers and hoggets and that would prove which would be the best in the grease or washed. The docking was done today after dinner but as I had to go to Duff before the tails were counted I do not no the number but it will not be much short of 8000 and by all accounts Duff will not have on Smith's much over 3000 so Fleming told me yesterday. He was their at the docking & drafting.


Your always affectionate brother
Archibald John McLean

Part of:
Inward family correspondence - Archibald John McLean (brother), Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0818 (112 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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