Object #1017684 from MS-Papers-0032-0811

3 pages written by Catherine Hart in Wellington 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)

Wellington
April 29th

Mrs Hart

My dear Donald

The steamer not having gone yesterday give an opportunity of writing a few lines today. I saw Mr Strang yesterday. He is well. The Judge has taken up a present for Annabella and I am sending my man down with two small boxes to be taken by steamer. The one

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is cuttings and plants, the other contains vegetables which I know are scarce with you. I am glad you have rain at last and also thankful to see by the home news that wool is going up. I shall make Robert write soon to Douglas again. I see R writes such nice interesting letters that I think it will be good for Douglas to keep up correspondence with him. I am thankful to hear that Annabella is so well. I see by the tone of her letter that all goes well now that you are home but all the time you were away they were very growlie. Mr George Hart has had hooping cough. He is coming up soon for a change. We are to dine at

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the Prendergrasts on Friday. I gave Mr Kennedy a nice little dinner party which he seemed to enjoy. I suppose that your Consil will soon meet. I see that Taraha is elected for the Assembly.


I am always your affec. Sister
Catherine Hart

Robert is quite well and busy in the office

English (MD)

Wellington
April 29th

Mrs Hart

My dear Donald

The steamer not having gone yesterday give an opportunity of writing a few lines today. I saw Mr Strang yesterday. He is well. The Judge has taken up a present for Annabella and I am sending my man down with two small boxes to be taken by steamer. The one is cuttings and plants, the other contains vegetables which I know are scarce with you. I am glad you have rain at last and also thankful to see by the home news that wool is going up. I shall make Robert write soon to Douglas again. I see R writes such nice interesting letters that I think it will be good for Douglas to keep up correspondence with him. I am thankful to hear that Annabella is so well. I see by the tone of her letter that all goes well now that you are home but all the time you were away they were very growlie. Mr George Hart has had hooping cough. He is coming up soon for a change. We are to dine at the Prendergrasts on Friday. I gave Mr Kennedy a nice little dinner party which he seemed to enjoy. I suppose that your Consil will soon meet. I see that Taraha is elected for the Assembly.


I am always your affec. Sister
Catherine Hart

Robert is quite well and busy in the office

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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