Object #1018600 from MS-Papers-0032-0816A

3 pages written 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)

Hobson St
5th Feby


Mon chere frere

As Douglas has written I may send a line to say how thankful & rejoiced we were to get telegram. The heat is very great here. I trust it is no greater with you. Mr Gill is very ill. Good old man, I trust

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English (MD)

a change will do him good. He was so proud of your kind letter to him at Christmas. Ill as he is he is unwilling to take a change till you return. I send him fresh fruit daily. It gives me pleasure to do that for truly he is most devoted to all that concerns your interests.

Douglas has asked the Westerns up. I am a little harried preparing for them. I am terribly troubled with the servants since the tradesmen were here. They have turned their heads.


In haste
Annabella McLean

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Hope you will not be long in that treacherous regime. The King might have come to you instead of you to him. Saw you & Sir James Ferguson in a great melee both well dressed but looking most serious.

English (MD)

Hobson St
5th Feby


Mon chere frere

As Douglas has written I may send a line to say how thankful & rejoiced we were to get telegram. The heat is very great here. I trust it is no greater with you. Mr Gill is very ill. Good old man, I trust a change will do him good. He was so proud of your kind letter to him at Christmas. Ill as he is he is unwilling to take a change till you return. I send him fresh fruit daily. It gives me pleasure to do that for truly he is most devoted to all that concerns your interests.

Douglas has asked the Westerns up. I am a little harried preparing for them. I am terribly troubled with the servants since the tradesmen were here. They have turned their heads.


In haste
Annabella McLean

Hope you will not be long in that treacherous regime. The King might have come to you instead of you to him. Saw you & Sir James Ferguson in a great melee both well dressed but looking most serious.

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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