Object #1023226 from MS-Papers-0032-0818

2 pages written 17 Dec 1863 by Archibald John McLean in Maraekakaho 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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17 December 1863

Maraekakaho

My dear Donald

We have got on very well with the shearing up till today. It showered last night and will stop us part of this day only for that we would be done with the ewes tommorrow. There is shorn now 6793 and we have branded 77 bales. Alex is afraid that some of the sheep is missing. By the number that came in last night I find that a good many is out yet but I cannot say the number till they are shorn. Douglas is a great deal better. I hope your influenzia is

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English (MD)

better. Alex and I have it also and a number of the people are complaining. The Dr is here as yet but there is nothing done between him & Alex as yet. As near as I can judge their will be from 700 to 800 to shear but I hope more. You cannot tell so well with the lambs being among them. I hope to see you soon. Kinross appeared pleased with the wool and I hope he may gave a good price. 1/4 1/2 or 1/5 would be very good. Neil Walker left with 29 bales yesterday. Yours always affectionately


Archibald John McLean

PS. Kate & I got on very well coming home but slow on a/c of the fold so it was as well you did not come.

A J McL

Wethers, hoggets & dry ewes shorn 4755
Ewes shorn 2038
6793

English (MD)

17 December 1863

Maraekakaho

My dear Donald

We have got on very well with the shearing up till today. It showered last night and will stop us part of this day only for that we would be done with the ewes tommorrow. There is shorn now 6793 and we have branded 77 bales. Alex is afraid that some of the sheep is missing. By the number that came in last night I find that a good many is out yet but I cannot say the number till they are shorn. Douglas is a great deal better. I hope your influenzia is better. Alex and I have it also and a number of the people are complaining. The Dr is here as yet but there is nothing done between him & Alex as yet. As near as I can judge their will be from 700 to 800 to shear but I hope more. You cannot tell so well with the lambs being among them. I hope to see you soon. Kinross appeared pleased with the wool and I hope he may gave a good price. 1/4 1/2 or 1/5 would be very good. Neil Walker left with 29 bales yesterday. Yours always affectionately


Archibald John McLean

PS. Kate & I got on very well coming home but slow on a/c of the fold so it was as well you did not come.

A J McL

Wethers, hoggets & dry ewes shorn 4755
Ewes shorn 2038
6793

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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