Object #1022457 from MS-Papers-0032-0816

3 pages written 3 Feb 1871 by Annabella McLean in Wellington to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward family correspondence - Annabella McLean (sister), Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0816 (50 digitised items). Letters written from Scotland (Edinburgh, Glenorchy Manse, Stranraer) prior to her arrival in New Zealand in Jan 1864 on the Wild Duck; afterwards from Maraekakaho, Napier and Wellington. One letter was written in Sep 1858 during a visit to her sister Flora Ann Conway in North Wales.

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Ma chere frere

It seems years instead of weeks since you left Wellington, at least it is so for me. Sir George Bowen called yesterday. Kate says he looks well. Do not like the turn elections are taking here. The issue is not yet known. The Hunter & Pearce party have not been sufficiently earnest. The ministers here are drones. Never near their word

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in anything. Mr Fox should be here just now. The election for this place is so important. Am afraid the weight of affairs is too much for one. Where you are there is so much to attend to beyond the defence which is magnitude itself. But blessings crown your efforts intricate though they are. Mr Tolemache lunched here and enjoyed it so much the following day we lunched with

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him. There is no news but what you see in the papers. Douglas has written me once since you went up. Hope he will write soon again.




Am yours in haste
Annabella McLean
Wellington
3rd Feby 1871

English (MD)




Ma chere frere

It seems years instead of weeks since you left Wellington, at least it is so for me. Sir George Bowen called yesterday. Kate says he looks well. Do not like the turn elections are taking here. The issue is not yet known. The Hunter & Pearce party have not been sufficiently earnest. The ministers here are drones. Never near their word in anything. Mr Fox should be here just now. The election for this place is so important. Am afraid the weight of affairs is too much for one. Where you are there is so much to attend to beyond the defence which is magnitude itself. But blessings crown your efforts intricate though they are. Mr Tolemache lunched here and enjoyed it so much the following day we lunched with him. There is no news but what you see in the papers. Douglas has written me once since you went up. Hope he will write soon again.




Am yours in haste
Annabella McLean
Wellington
3rd Feby 1871

Part of:
Inward family correspondence - Annabella McLean (sister), Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0816 (50 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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