Object #1013956 from MS-Papers-0032-0811

3 pages written by Catherine Isabella McLean to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward family correspondence - Catherine Hart (sister); Catherine Isabella McLean (sister-in-law), Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0811 (71 digitised items). Catherine McLean (later Hart) wrote from Stobs Castle, Hawick, Roxburghshire and from Edinburgh, Scotland prior to her arrival in New Zealand in 1861, and from Wellington, Hawke's Bay and Christchurch, 1861-1875, including many undated letters and fragments. The folder contains 9 letters written by Catherine Isabella McLean, from Maraekakaho and Glenorchy, Hawke's Bay, 1861-1875.Includes one letter written by Annabella McLean from Edinburgh in Nov 1862

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Thursday 26th


My dear Donald

I am glad to tell you that I am now at home. Mr Russell sent Mr Gaisford with me as far as Capt Carlyon's and from there I got home nicely. I am so glad that Archy brought

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my boy up with him. I hope that the change will do him good. How did you get home. I hope in good time to finish your speech. I hope to see it in the papers. Be sure and keep 4 or 5 copies for me to send home.

I was delighted with my jaunt. Thanks to you for "all". I can smell that you have the good wishes of all the people in that quarter. Mr Russell is going down on Saturday. I hope that you are comfortable in yr domosile. I quite

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long to be with you again. I hope that Alex will not stay very long at the port this time. I have had no particular conversation with Miss Mc as yet. Give my love to dare Mrs Kinross and the Campbells.


Allways my dear D Yr aff sister
Catherine

English (MD)

Thursday 26th


My dear Donald

I am glad to tell you that I am now at home. Mr Russell sent Mr Gaisford with me as far as Capt Carlyon's and from there I got home nicely. I am so glad that Archy brought my boy up with him. I hope that the change will do him good. How did you get home. I hope in good time to finish your speech. I hope to see it in the papers. Be sure and keep 4 or 5 copies for me to send home.

I was delighted with my jaunt. Thanks to you for "all". I can smell that you have the good wishes of all the people in that quarter. Mr Russell is going down on Saturday. I hope that you are comfortable in yr domosile. I quite long to be with you again. I hope that Alex will not stay very long at the port this time. I have had no particular conversation with Miss Mc as yet. Give my love to dare Mrs Kinross and the Campbells.


Allways my dear D Yr aff sister
Catherine

Part of:
Inward family correspondence - Catherine Hart (sister); Catherine Isabella McLean (sister-in-law), Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0811 (71 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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