Object #1012618 from MS-Papers-0032-0816

3 pages written by Annabella McLean 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.

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English (MD)




Mon chere frere

Mrs McLean threatened to be ill but with care she will be quite well. She is going about and has not been confined to bed. She had no wine in the house. I sent her some port.

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The children are coming here on Monday and if necessary shall keep them a day or two. They are interesting little things. Mrs Tolemache lunched here on Wednesday. She was so pleasant. Mrs Waterhouse returned my visit the same day. The Session people are beginning to come. Dined last evening with Mr Fox 'en famille'. Returned with a violent headache. Mr Fox keeps well but appears more anxious just now

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than usual. I think he will be glad when you come down. There are a great many applicants for job employ. It becomes a worry it is not possible to make some for all. Have written to Kate.


In haste
Annabella McLean

Sunday morning July 9th

English (MD)




Mon chere frere

Mrs McLean threatened to be ill but with care she will be quite well. She is going about and has not been confined to bed. She had no wine in the house. I sent her some port. The children are coming here on Monday and if necessary shall keep them a day or two. They are interesting little things. Mrs Tolemache lunched here on Wednesday. She was so pleasant. Mrs Waterhouse returned my visit the same day. The Session people are beginning to come. Dined last evening with Mr Fox 'en famille'. Returned with a violent headache. Mr Fox keeps well but appears more anxious just now than usual. I think he will be glad when you come down. There are a great many applicants for job employ. It becomes a worry it is not possible to make some for all. Have written to Kate.


In haste
Annabella McLean

Sunday morning July 9th

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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