Object #1015845 from MS-Papers-0032-0818

2 pages written 23 Jan 1864 by Archibald John McLean to Sir Donald McLean

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

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23 January 1864

I am glade to say the weather is again fine & I hope we will be at the shearing on Monday again. There is 129 bales in all now. Those marked in Kinross bill with S is short wool, H for hogget, & HH for half breed. Alex is down and he will gave you all the news. I hope he will do as he has been doing and come home all correct. I think my man will stay if I gave him £60 per annum but if you can fall in with any one to come up about the thistles it would be well. If not two busy I will go down to meet our sisters as I want to see you in busness at all events. The rain will do a great deal of good to the country. The 38 bales on the dray ought to weigh well. I send Douglas pears that fell of but do not let him eat them till they ripen.

Your always affectionate brother
Archibald John McLean

Part of:
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)

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