Object #1014289 from MS-Papers-0032-0811

3 pages written by Catherine Hart in Wellington 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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English (MD)

Jany 24

My dear Donald

I asked Robert to write to you requesting Douglases arrival which he tells me he has done but I thought you would like to have a few lines from me too. Yesterday we called upon Mr & Mrs Tollemache who are both looking remarkably well. They seemed so pleased to see us and congratulated Hart & myself on our marriage. Mrs Tollemache tells me that Douglas will require nourishment and great care, and although he looks well, and feels well that he is far from strong. He is a dear kind boy and the same sweet look that he used to have. He is staying with his grandpapa but comes down here every day and being holiday time George Park and he goes out together. We have got a cow in our padock now and Douglas seems to enjoy the new milk so I hope untill it is convenient for you to have him that you will allow him to remain with me. I feel anxious about you just now and trust soon to hear of your safe return from Tauranga. I had a great big dream about you lately & a "good one". We enjoyed our visit to the south. John so nice and kind to us and your name son little Donald is a fine child.

I am in haste
Yours afftely
Catherine Hart

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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