Object #1016698 from MS-Papers-0032-0811

3 pages written 1864-1874 by Catherine Isabella McLean and Catherine Hart in Glenorchy 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)

Glenorchy
April 28 /64


My dear brother

I know you will feel anxious to hear how we got home. We arrived home about nine o'clock. I felt very much fatigued & was obliged to keep my bed all day on Sabbath.

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Please say to Dr Hitchens if he enquiries that I do not feel so well as I did when I left Napier. The little girl had left before I got home so I have no assistance at present. I intend to write Mrs Wilson and ask her to loan one of her young girls for me. I was very much pleased to see Maraekakaho look so tidy. John told us that on Friday night he had had six gents & four horses for the night. I have no doubt whatever but it will become profitable in time. My dear brother

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may I beg of you to accept of my love & gratitude for your kindness to me. I could not trust my feelings to express what I felt when hearing this. Old Ferguson & Anabella were here on Sabbath. Alexander all night.


I remain your attached sister
C I McLean

English (MD)

Glenorchy
April 28 /64


My dear brother

I know you will feel anxious to hear how we got home. We arrived home about nine o'clock. I felt very much fatigued & was obliged to keep my bed all day on Sabbath.

Please say to Dr Hitchens if he enquiries that I do not feel so well as I did when I left Napier. The little girl had left before I got home so I have no assistance at present. I intend to write Mrs Wilson and ask her to loan one of her young girls for me. I was very much pleased to see Maraekakaho look so tidy. John told us that on Friday night he had had six gents & four horses for the night. I have no doubt whatever but it will become profitable in time. My dear brother may I beg of you to accept of my love & gratitude for your kindness to me. I could not trust my feelings to express what I felt when hearing this. Old Ferguson & Anabella were here on Sabbath. Alexander all night.


I remain your attached sister
C I McLean

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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