Object #1016548 from MS-Papers-0032-0814

2 pages written 15 Oct 1844 by Alexander McLean in Australia to Sir Donald McLean in New Plymouth District

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

A transcription/translation of this document (by MD) appears below.

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English (MD)

15 October 1844

Gerongong

My dear brother

I take the pleasure of writing you a few lines to let you no that I am well. Hoping this will find you the same but I am really astonished at you never writing me this long time but I was glad to get your news the other day from a young man that lived close to you he said for three years. He is from Inverness. His name is Cameron McPherson. He told me you were doing well now and he advised me strongly to go to you and as the times are so bad up hear I have a great notion of going down their. I am still in my old place but the wages are getting lower every day. If you sought that I could make out a living any way down their I should prefer it afore stoping hear and it would give me great pleasure to be near you for I can asure you that I long much to se you and dear brother I hope you will not neglect writing me as soon as you will find this and if you think that I can do any good for my selfe.

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I hope you will send for me without any delay. I have no particular to send you till such time as I will se you and then you will have all as I can give you. Hoping to hear from you. I have no more to say but dear Donald I remain your ever affectionate brother


Alexr McLean
Kilmoluag

The Campbell Reefs are well. The[y] had a letter from you not very long ago. In haste.

Alexr McLean
Addressed to:Mr Donald McLean
Protector of Aborigines
Care of William McDonald Esqr
Cal......, Auckland [crossed out]
New Plymouth

English (MD)

15 October 1844

Gerongong

My dear brother

I take the pleasure of writing you a few lines to let you no that I am well. Hoping this will find you the same but I am really astonished at you never writing me this long time but I was glad to get your news the other day from a young man that lived close to you he said for three years. He is from Inverness. His name is Cameron McPherson. He told me you were doing well now and he advised me strongly to go to you and as the times are so bad up hear I have a great notion of going down their. I am still in my old place but the wages are getting lower every day. If you sought that I could make out a living any way down their I should prefer it afore stoping hear and it would give me great pleasure to be near you for I can asure you that I long much to se you and dear brother I hope you will not neglect writing me as soon as you will find this and if you think that I can do any good for my selfe.

I hope you will send for me without any delay. I have no particular to send you till such time as I will se you and then you will have all as I can give you. Hoping to hear from you. I have no more to say but dear Donald I remain your ever affectionate brother


Alexr McLean
Kilmoluag

The Campbell Reefs are well. The[y] had a letter from you not very long ago. In haste.

Alexr McLean
Addressed to:Mr Donald McLean
Protector of Aborigines
Care of William McDonald Esqr
Cal......, Auckland [crossed out]
New Plymouth

Part of:
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)

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