Object #1017073 from MS-Papers-0032-0816A

3 pages written 5 Nov 1874 by Annabella McLean to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward family correspondence - Annabella McLean (sister), Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0816A (23 digitised items). Letters to `Mon chere frere', undated except for day and month, written from Napier and Hobson Street, Wellington. One letter is addressed from The Cottage [Maraekakaho]

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English (MD)

Thursday 5 November [1874]


Mon chere frere

This mail has brought me no letter. I could hardly expect it. You are busy up country but never the less it is a disappointment. I have seen some H.B. Heralds and know what is taking place. The wool

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English (MD)

sorter was here sadly put out at the detention of the steamer. I offered him a bed here but he has not returned since he telegraphed to you. Heard from Douglas on Saturday. He had reached Akitio that Sunday night. The young man, Mr Hart's protege, has come back complaining of the roughness of the place. Mr Hart says an after dinner speech does away with the necessity of a hustings speech. I hope it is not so dusty at the station as here otherwise it will be bad for the shearing. I hope all are well.

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Mr Gill is most attentive in reference to the repairs of the house. There is a Highland lad here as gardener. The facsimile of young Archy but not quite so spruce. The other boy has gone on a cruise to Manawatu but returns in three weeks. Will hope to get a (telegram next Wednesday).



A McLean

English (MD)

Thursday 5 November [1874]


Mon chere frere

This mail has brought me no letter. I could hardly expect it. You are busy up country but never the less it is a disappointment. I have seen some H.B. Heralds and know what is taking place. The wool sorter was here sadly put out at the detention of the steamer. I offered him a bed here but he has not returned since he telegraphed to you. Heard from Douglas on Saturday. He had reached Akitio that Sunday night. The young man, Mr Hart's protege, has come back complaining of the roughness of the place. Mr Hart says an after dinner speech does away with the necessity of a hustings speech. I hope it is not so dusty at the station as here otherwise it will be bad for the shearing. I hope all are well. Mr Gill is most attentive in reference to the repairs of the house. There is a Highland lad here as gardener. The facsimile of young Archy but not quite so spruce. The other boy has gone on a cruise to Manawatu but returns in three weeks. Will hope to get a (telegram next Wednesday).



A McLean

Part of:
Inward family correspondence - Annabella McLean (sister), Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0816A (23 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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