Object #1022979 from MS-Papers-0032-0816
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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impossible for me to reconcile myself to the thought that he is no more. Time enables us to overcome many things but it will never efface his memory from my heart. I am all alone today. Alex is busy. No one to talk to me, none to whom I can mention his once familiar name.
I am anxious to get down but unwilling to leave Alex. He is doing so well. I think your interests are best consulted by one of us being
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here. If Cath does not feel inclined to come up I will at least remain here until the draft of the sheep is over, fencing, ploughing and many other things going on. It is a pleasure to me to see Alex take such a many interest in them all. The boy is waiting. Excuse haste.
I hope Mrs Dwyer is well.
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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