Object #1019787 from MS-Papers-0032-0817

2 pages written 5 Nov 1862 by Archibald John McLean to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward family correspondence - Archibald John McLean (brother), Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0817 (65 digitised items). Letters written on board ship or from various ports, 1847-1858 prior to his arrival in New Zealand in mid-1858. From then on the letters are almost all written from Maraekakaho about station matters.

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English (MD)

5 November 1862


My dear Donald

We finished the drafting yesterday and if the wash pool will be ready in time we will wash tommorrow. Alexander sayes that we may commence to shear on Saturday as there is only 6 1/2 barrs of soap at the station and having all white men they will likely want a barr of soap the piece so that it would be well to get a box of the Liverpool soap large barrs that we sell here for 2/6 each. You know

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English (MD)

the size yourself. There is 2 of the shearers cutting the hay and things are going on very well here at preasant. Alex is all right.

I send you by the mail man Mr Campbell's book and purse but we could not find any other pocket book of his. Hoping you are all well.


I remain in haste your affectionate brother
Archibald John McLean

English (MD)

5 November 1862


My dear Donald

We finished the drafting yesterday and if the wash pool will be ready in time we will wash tommorrow. Alexander sayes that we may commence to shear on Saturday as there is only 6 1/2 barrs of soap at the station and having all white men they will likely want a barr of soap the piece so that it would be well to get a box of the Liverpool soap large barrs that we sell here for 2/6 each. You know the size yourself. There is 2 of the shearers cutting the hay and things are going on very well here at preasant. Alex is all right.

I send you by the mail man Mr Campbell's book and purse but we could not find any other pocket book of his. Hoping you are all well.


I remain in haste your affectionate brother
Archibald John McLean

Part of:
Inward family correspondence - Archibald John McLean (brother), Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0817 (65 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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