Object #1020818 from MS-Papers-0032-0818

3 pages written 14 Apr 1876 by Archibald John McLean in Glenorchy to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward family correspondence - Archibald John McLean (brother), Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0818 (112 digitised items). Letters written from Maraekakaho, Warleigh, Doonside and Glenorchy about station matters and family news.Letter dated 24 Oct 1874 recounts the McLean family's lineage and gives dates of birth for family members

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English (MD)

14 April 1876

Glenorchy

My dear Donald

I was very much pleased when I saw the sale of Akitio. Altho not a large price still a good one owing to the scab etc and will make things easy for you which ever way the price of wool will go it will with care keep this country all in one block and can with improvements be made to keep a heavey flock. When I heard it I just said it was the interpretation of my dream I wrote you about. I take getting the perchment back will be what you likely having a mortgage for part of the money. At least that is as I read the

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English (MD)

dream. The good dress and looking well was the money and ease it will gave you in mind. I supose you got my letter sometime ago telling you the dream. There was a few lines inclosed to Douglas in it but he says he has not heard from me this long time. There is some seed come among the furnature. I have not yet got it out but I have the ground ready half an acre for different grass seeds and I have 4 kinds to put into it that will make five.

Your new cottage makes a very good appearance now of the road looks very well indeed. I would like to see Annabella up for a short trip with you or Douglas when you come again.

The new proprietors of Keriru have bought 70 rams and are about or bought 2 horse. I believe they are very nice busness men and well off. I hope you are keeping in good health and spirits and that things will go well with you. I must say I am very low in spirits and not at all strong like what I was. Very little k[n]ocks me up. The fact is I have not enough to do with my head and some times it prays on me. They are busy sowing grass seed all over and things doing very well so far and likely to do very well if there is not to much play

English (MD)

14 April 1876

Glenorchy

My dear Donald

I was very much pleased when I saw the sale of Akitio. Altho not a large price still a good one owing to the scab etc and will make things easy for you which ever way the price of wool will go it will with care keep this country all in one block and can with improvements be made to keep a heavey flock. When I heard it I just said it was the interpretation of my dream I wrote you about. I take getting the perchment back will be what you likely having a mortgage for part of the money. At least that is as I read the dream. The good dress and looking well was the money and ease it will gave you in mind. I supose you got my letter sometime ago telling you the dream. There was a few lines inclosed to Douglas in it but he says he has not heard from me this long time. There is some seed come among the furnature. I have not yet got it out but I have the ground ready half an acre for different grass seeds and I have 4 kinds to put into it that will make five.

Your new cottage makes a very good appearance now of the road looks very well indeed. I would like to see Annabella up for a short trip with you or Douglas when you come again.

The new proprietors of Keriru have bought 70 rams and are about or bought 2 horse. I believe they are very nice busness men and well off. I hope you are keeping in good health and spirits and that things will go well with you. I must say I am very low in spirits and not at all strong like what I was. Very little k[n]ocks me up. The fact is I have not enough to do with my head and some times it prays on me. They are busy sowing grass seed all over and things doing very well so far and likely to do very well if there is not to much play gaven in some matters. I would like to see you before the House met but I supose I will not have that pleasure. The bird is well & Catherine sends you her regards. Hoping to see you and Annabella before long.


I remain your affectionate brother
Archibald John McLean

Part of:
Inward family correspondence - Archibald John McLean (brother), Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0818 (112 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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