Object #1022501 from MS-Papers-0032-0818

3 pages written 3 May 1865 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)

3 May 1865

Glenorchy

My dear Donald

I have not heard a word from port to hear how you were or any other news till the mail brought me the papers and by them I saw you were attending to your hard task in the Council Chamber so that I trust your strength and vigour is fast coming again. I almost despair of you coming up here however

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I hope there is a good time coming. I hear that some of the new force is likely to come up to this quarter, if so I may get rid of some of my produce independent of your very miserable Napier. Nobody will buy their till they can get things for half price and sell at double price. However that may answer for a time but if a population will once come into the place it will alter their way of doing busness very much. I inclose you a letter from Esdaile which will oppen your eyes regarding the Otways. Indeed I was going to write to you to take care of how you arranged with them had this not come to hand for I heard a great deal about their brag from other parties a few days ago and I trust you will be mindful how you manage with them for they are very likely to have been extravagant at home and it is very hard to believe on their story altogether.

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Even Mr Strang heard something about them and I make know doubt but he has warned you by this time. I hope that you are safe with them any way but certainly if what the inclosed states is true which is very likely it may it looks very bad. Mrs Blair is at the cottage still. She was here for to or three days. I believe she goes down on Saturday and I will send you some little things. In haste


Your affectionate brother
Archibald John McLean

English (MD)

3 May 1865

Glenorchy

My dear Donald

I have not heard a word from port to hear how you were or any other news till the mail brought me the papers and by them I saw you were attending to your hard task in the Council Chamber so that I trust your strength and vigour is fast coming again. I almost despair of you coming up here however I hope there is a good time coming. I hear that some of the new force is likely to come up to this quarter, if so I may get rid of some of my produce independent of your very miserable Napier. Nobody will buy their till they can get things for half price and sell at double price. However that may answer for a time but if a population will once come into the place it will alter their way of doing busness very much. I inclose you a letter from Esdaile which will oppen your eyes regarding the Otways. Indeed I was going to write to you to take care of how you arranged with them had this not come to hand for I heard a great deal about their brag from other parties a few days ago and I trust you will be mindful how you manage with them for they are very likely to have been extravagant at home and it is very hard to believe on their story altogether. Even Mr Strang heard something about them and I make know doubt but he has warned you by this time. I hope that you are safe with them any way but certainly if what the inclosed states is true which is very likely it may it looks very bad. Mrs Blair is at the cottage still. She was here for to or three days. I believe she goes down on Saturday and I will send you some little things. In haste


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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