Object #1019673 from MS-Papers-0032-0816A

3 pages written by Annabella McLean in Napier City 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)




Ma chere frere

Have not a word of news to send you. Everyone longs for the Session to be over. Every day seems to me a month now. Mrs Ormond, Mrs Thompson and baby up here often. The A'Deanes

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were here 3 nights. He is a fine fellow, so staunch and unwavering but says ill of no one. She was very reluctant to go up country on account of the Maories. Trust the 18th will be detained. One hears so many rumours about that Te Kootie. Everything is going on quietly here. The weather getting quite a Spring feel. Enclose an amusing anecdote. Saw the death of

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Dugald Campbell "Salmero" some time ago.


Yrs in haste
Annabella McLean
Napier Monday morning
August 2nd

English (MD)




Ma chere frere

Have not a word of news to send you. Everyone longs for the Session to be over. Every day seems to me a month now. Mrs Ormond, Mrs Thompson and baby up here often. The A'Deanes were here 3 nights. He is a fine fellow, so staunch and unwavering but says ill of no one. She was very reluctant to go up country on account of the Maories. Trust the 18th will be detained. One hears so many rumours about that Te Kootie. Everything is going on quietly here. The weather getting quite a Spring feel. Enclose an amusing anecdote. Saw the death of Dugald Campbell "Salmero" some time ago.


Yrs in haste
Annabella McLean
Napier Monday morning
August 2nd

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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