Object #1012786 from MS-Papers-0032-0818
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
Page 1 of 3. View high-resolution image
1 January 1866
My dear Donald
I wish you a happy new years and many returns of the season. I certainly feel at not having the pleasure of seeing you up here. Of course I well know the great anxiety you are allways keep in regarding matters concerning the affairs of the country to allow much time to come here still a small
Page 2 of 3. View high-resolution image
trip up here might be accomplished without much loss of time. However as Tuke and some of the men you have so much to do with are not very far from here we may expect you as they appear not to know what to do till furthers orders. The old Scotchman Mr Sutherland stayed here till Mr Weber came on Sunday yesterday and was very communicative as regards his plans and his means. He found I was desirous to gave him as he called it good sound information about how to manage in New Zealand. That was to get hold in those times of a place in working order as to get a place up to working order. No stranger could imagine the money it would cost and that it was much better to get a place in working order than have to begin at the beginning as one could have quicker returns and less outlay. He said that if he agreed with you that he would
Page 3 of 3. View high-resolution image
be two late for this mail to send for the £2000 he said he had at home. That he intirely depended on McThorlan [?] in Auckland in the meantime. He appears to be an honest kind of man. Of course you know how to take care of yourself. He could not bear Major Whitmore. Mrs Stewart came up here to bid farewell with Catherine. She was very kind to her when at Napier so I am pleased the compliment is repayed.
[Last page/s missing]
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)
Usage: You can search, browse, print and download items from this website for research and personal study. You are welcome to reproduce the above image(s) on your blog or another website, but please maintain the integrity of the image (i.e. don't crop, recolour or overprint it), reproduce the image's caption information and link back to here (http://mp.natlib.govt.nz/detail/?id=1012786). If you would like to use the above image(s) in a different way (e.g. in a print publication), or use the transcription or translation, permission must be obtained. More information about copyright and usage can be found on the Copyright and Usage page of the NLNZ web site.
View Full Descriptive Record in TAPUHI