Object #1021747 from MS-Papers-0032-0811

3 pages written by Catherine Isabella McLean in Napier City to Alexander McLean

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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English (MD)

Napier
Febry 3rd


My dearest Alex

I suppose that you know from Archy that Annabella and I are now safely arrived. Annabella is most anxious to see you. I hear that you have been very unwell lately for

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which I am much grieved but I hope that you have got over it now and that you will keep well for a long time to come. I enjoyed my trip to Wellington very much. The Judge and Mr Strang was very kind to us. Poor little Annabella does not look nearly as pretty as she did when I left home. She wants to go up and live with you and she wants you to learn her to ride. I suppose you know that Mr Homes is at Akotea with Donald. They will be with you on Monday. He tells me that Malcom McLean's

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daughter is married and well married.


My dear Alex
With much love
I am ever yr attached sister
Catherine McLean

English (MD)

Napier
Febry 3rd


My dearest Alex

I suppose that you know from Archy that Annabella and I are now safely arrived. Annabella is most anxious to see you. I hear that you have been very unwell lately for which I am much grieved but I hope that you have got over it now and that you will keep well for a long time to come. I enjoyed my trip to Wellington very much. The Judge and Mr Strang was very kind to us. Poor little Annabella does not look nearly as pretty as she did when I left home. She wants to go up and live with you and she wants you to learn her to ride. I suppose you know that Mr Homes is at Akotea with Donald. They will be with you on Monday. He tells me that Malcom McLean'sdaughter is married and well married.


My dear Alex
With much love
I am ever yr attached sister
Catherine McLean

Part of:
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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