Object #1017359 from MS-Papers-0032-0818
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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15 June 1868
My dear Donald
As Iasdale is passing through with cattle I send you by him some good blue gum seed and if you get it sowen in a corner of the gardin and cover it from the frost you will have plenty of good plants to transplant out any time when it rains. I am going to sow a large quantity
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here this year. I hope you are getting on well with the Councel and things going smo[o]th. We heard the guns yesterday. I supose it is the Governor so that you will have some stir in Napier. I want to see you some time before you go to Wellington so as to have a talk respecting what is best to do. I am making out a estimate of timber to build a small house and get it cut in the winter as the timber is so much better to have the winter to season and then commence to build in the spring and try and fence some more land in and get grass into it.
I was glade to here you had no trouble with Baker. I am pleased he is settled finally with as it will stop the fellow from talking. I see Alex has had a letter from George McLean speaking of coming out here and wanting help. It would only be folly to incourage a man like him at his age to come here. His sons have the wourld before them and they could try and do for their parents. There is few I would sooner assist than
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him if I had it in my power but I would not advise him to come here. I wrote to him some time ago advising him thoroughly against it at his age and with so large a family as he has got without and money. I supose Alex saw you when down. He told me he was going to see you about but I have not seen him since.
Your affectionate brother
Archibald John McLean
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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