Object #1013325 from MS-Papers-0032-0814
From: Inward family correspondence - Alexander McLean (brother), Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0814 (27 digitised items). Letters written from Australia, 1844-1849 and from Hawke's Bay (mainly Maraekakaho), 1857-1859. Includes one letter written by Donald to his brother Archy, 7 Feb 1846. The latter correspondence relates mainly to station matters
Page 1 of 4. View high-resolution image
24 September 1857
My dear brother
I have received your letter per Erin and are happy to hear you are in good health since we parted. Thank God I am as well as ever you saw me at present.
I have been hard at work since you left getting your sheep home to your run. I have Captain Carter's sheep on the run and about halfe of them has lambs since.
Page 2 of 4. View high-resolution image
I have sold your cattle for five pounds five and bought sheep for the money and they are on the station and lambing fast. I have 500 sheep on the station since you left hear and all young sheep at the lambing. You shall have a hearty crop of lambs this year about 1300. The horses has arrived safely and allso the cattle from Wanganui. Your run is a large one about twenty thousand acres the best run
Page 3 of 4. View high-resolution image
in the district. Mr Cooper and me has managed that for you.
I am going to buy 300 acres of your place tomorow as there are a great many sharks going about at present. I am going to act according to my own judgement as regards the purchase of the run and I am satisfied you shall be pleased at what I do. I have made some good bargains in horse flesh
Page 4 of 4. View high-resolution image
since. I as I am not a good hand at the pen I shall not trouble you till such times as I se you. In hopes to se you soon or hear from you.
Your ever affectionate brother
As I am in a hurry you must excuse the scroll but I am glad to tell you all is doing well. Alex McLean
PS If you can buy cheap flour in Auckland send me a ton as I am afraid I can not get the wheat if I don't go and thrash it. Wheat hear is 12 per bushell. In haste. A McLean
Inward family correspondence - Alexander McLean (brother), Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0814 (27 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=1013325). 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