Object #1023742 from MS-Papers-0032-0818

2 pages written 14 Nov 1874 by Archibald John McLean 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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Accomodation House
14 November 1874


My dear Donald

Your letters came to hand this day and I was truly pleased at there contents regarding the natives. As for the other part I cannot find words to express my joy at the way the dinner went off and your speech & Ormond's was all I could wish. I was going down on Monday to see you on particular busness but as McKenzie

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met me here on his way to the cottage for your trap, if you are coming up I will defair going if you are to be on Monday but as I have got the shaft repaired I may run down on Monday as what I have to see you about is of some importance. It relates to McDugald's run & I am so pleased that Douglas is come. All together providence is grate. The fine rain you had did not last any time here but we must be thankful for small mercies. Condie is busy shearing. I did not see him today but went to see old Archy who has been very bad with a cold but he said my cure has made him better. I think perhaps if you did take over McDugald's run that terms could be made for it that would pay.


Yours always affectionately
Archibald John McLean

English (MD)

Accomodation House
14 November 1874


My dear Donald

Your letters came to hand this day and I was truly pleased at there contents regarding the natives. As for the other part I cannot find words to express my joy at the way the dinner went off and your speech & Ormond's was all I could wish. I was going down on Monday to see you on particular busness but as McKenzie met me here on his way to the cottage for your trap, if you are coming up I will defair going if you are to be on Monday but as I have got the shaft repaired I may run down on Monday as what I have to see you about is of some importance. It relates to McDugald's run & I am so pleased that Douglas is come. All together providence is grate. The fine rain you had did not last any time here but we must be thankful for small mercies. Condie is busy shearing. I did not see him today but went to see old Archy who has been very bad with a cold but he said my cure has made him better. I think perhaps if you did take over McDugald's run that terms could be made for it that would pay.


Yours always affectionately
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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