Object #1023346 from MS-Papers-0032-0816A

2 pages written by Annabella McLean to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward family correspondence - Annabella McLean (sister), Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0816A (23 digitised items). Letters to `Mon chere frere', undated except for day and month, written from Napier and Hobson Street, Wellington. One letter is addressed from The Cottage [Maraekakaho]

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English (MD)




Ma chere frere

Have just got your note and answer by return as you wish. As far as I can gather it seems unnecessary my going to Auckland. The expense is too great for so short a time.

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English (MD)

Kate writes that Douglas is quite well. Sir George & Lady Bowen are likely to take him under their wing as you are so much away. Time is passing with me here. You will soon be down for the Assembly. I may get a glimpse of you then. Cannot say more. It has been enough for me to say no. They are all well & busy here.


Yours in haste
Annabella McLean
The Cottage
1st March

English (MD)




Ma chere frere

Have just got your note and answer by return as you wish. As far as I can gather it seems unnecessary my going to Auckland. The expense is too great for so short a time. Kate writes that Douglas is quite well. Sir George & Lady Bowen are likely to take him under their wing as you are so much away. Time is passing with me here. You will soon be down for the Assembly. I may get a glimpse of you then. Cannot say more. It has been enough for me to say no. They are all well & busy here.


Yours in haste
Annabella McLean
The Cottage
1st March

Part of:
Inward family correspondence - Annabella McLean (sister), Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0816A (23 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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