Object #1021894 from MS-Papers-0032-0811

4 pages written by Catherine Isabella McLean in Glenorchy to Sir Donald 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

A transcription/translation of this document (by MD) appears below.

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English (MD)

Glenorchy
Sabbath


My dear Donald

I feel much destressed destressed [crossed out] at being obliged to trouble you at this time but I see plainly something must be done. Archy is getting daily worse, and Baker has told me

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that he is determined to leave. For me to remain alone here is impossible. He will not hear of going to America unless he would get some situation that he could pay his own way, instead of the proposal having the effect of soothing him it has had quite a contraray effect. He imagines you want him out of the way. I shall enclose this note in one to Mr Blythe that he may not suspect me writing to you. Any letters to me please enclose to young Archy who will deliver them to me privately.

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I see plainly unless something is done to make him feel more at ease in his mind, and enable him to meet his present diffilcusties that his end will be very sad. I trust that you will see that something is done before you leave.


I remain in haste
Catherine

English (MD)

Glenorchy
Sabbath


My dear Donald

I feel much destressed destressed [crossed out] at being obliged to trouble you at this time but I see plainly something must be done. Archy is getting daily worse, and Baker has told me that he is determined to leave. For me to remain alone here is impossible. He will not hear of going to America unless he would get some situation that he could pay his own way, instead of the proposal having the effect of soothing him it has had quite a contraray effect. He imagines you want him out of the way. I shall enclose this note in one to Mr Blythe that he may not suspect me writing to you. Any letters to me please enclose to young Archy who will deliver them to me privately.

I see plainly unless something is done to make him feel more at ease in his mind, and enable him to meet his present diffilcusties that his end will be very sad. I trust that you will see that something is done before you leave.


I remain in haste
Catherine

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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