Object #1019596 from MS-Papers-0032-0811
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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to be done yet, but I feel confident were you once able to come here for a short time yourself that much good would result from it. You wish me to send you an account of the expences of the station that I have not the least idea of as I do not know what wages the men receive & besides some weeks we have not many strangers and at other times the house is thronged with people. The natives are a great pest here. I have been doing all I could ever since I came to lesson the number of those people, and I have so far suceeded. Archy has done everything in his power to prevent it, indeed he is most
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industrious and anxious to turn every thing to the best account. I received a letter from Catherine today. She is well but very anxious to return. I am afraid her visit has not afforded her much pleasure. They were expecting Alex to arrive daily at Christchurch but she had had not heard from him
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every thing seems to forbode events of a strong character amongest the natives but I trust no serious disturbance will take place. I am thankful to say that the last accounts from home brought were favourable accounts accounts of my dear father's health. I trust you will write to me often.
Believe me to remain
Your affectionate sister
Catherine I McLean
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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