Object #1020780 from MS-Papers-0032-0816A
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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letter today is almost as great a solace as if you had come. Mrs Maxwell was with me for a week which she was most grateful. Mrs St John is with me as much as the baby will admit. They were all here yesterday. The children dressed like little fairies playing in the orchard. I asked little Ethel the youngest where her papa was. She said he had gone for a walk. Mr Sewell sister was here on Saturday told me what a boon your introductions were to her husband. He was feasted and made off wherever he mentioned
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your name. He is now in Auckland. I hope he will not have left before you reach. Mrs Tolemache was also here on Saturday told me Douglas spent two hours with Mr T and that he was much improved in looks. Mr Hart is laid up today. Rather a severe attack (of gout).
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facts. What an anxious day I spent that Tuesday thinking of you every hour of the day and dreading any hitch that might mar the harmony of the evening with many other sad thoughts combined. The house is being thoroughly repaired thanks to Mr Gill. He is most energetic and understood so well about it. He came here the other day. He seemed as if he could not speak. I wondered if he had heard anything further of Tiffen. This to him is a sore point. I could not in
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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