Object #1019987 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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come here to attend upon me when laid up with a severe attack of rheumatism but with God's blessing I soon got better & able to go about though I am far from strong yet. I have been anxiously looking for a letter from you for some time back for I am in a fix about Anna. She is still a[t] the school & I am so unwilling to take her away and my dear D I am not able to meet her demands. Her last yr is due & so is this one but I trust that
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& that you shall like her. I am so grieved that A's wife is not with him for she would be an unspeakable comfort to them. You say but very little of your darling boy in yr letters but I hope that he is getting on well.
Flora Ann & her little girl are quite well & so is Mr Conway. He is a kind good man. When I was ill he offered to come and take me to stay with them but dear Lady B would not hear of it. Indeed she was quite angry at such a proposal.
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I have no Highland news to give you only that I had a letter from Aunt Ann last week & they were all well. I hope that our cousin Mrs Gas. is well. She writes home that you are so kind to her.
May God bless you my own dear brother is ever the prayer of yr attached sister
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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