Object #1023784 from MS-Papers-0032-0818

2 pages written 15 Mar 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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English (MD)

15 March 1863

Maraekakaho

My dear Donald

Your note came duly to hand regarding the cattle and horses. I am going to take delivery of them on Wednesday first. Oliver is flitting to Tuke's old house on Smith's place and Ormond is going their also, so that if Campbell is coming to Oliver's he can be getting ready. I will flit imidiately also. I hope that dear little Douglas is not the worse of the wetting he got. I would like Catherine to come up while we are

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English (MD)

shifting & perhaps Douglas could come up with her. I will try and go to Pukatapu to see about the lad I was speaking to you about and if Catherine wishes to come up I might get down on Friday and bring her with me as I want to see you at all events. If you do not come up I would like to see you soon. The sheep from Major Whitmore's is here and will be branded on Monday if the weather will permit. We are all well but poor Alick he has been very poorly ever since the races but he is better a little now. I just send you this by a man that passes down today and it is written in a hurry.


Ever your affectionate brother
Archibald John McLean

PS. Plenty of feed and the country looking well. A J McL

English (MD)

15 March 1863

Maraekakaho

My dear Donald

Your note came duly to hand regarding the cattle and horses. I am going to take delivery of them on Wednesday first. Oliver is flitting to Tuke's old house on Smith's place and Ormond is going their also, so that if Campbell is coming to Oliver's he can be getting ready. I will flit imidiately also. I hope that dear little Douglas is not the worse of the wetting he got. I would like Catherine to come up while we are shifting & perhaps Douglas could come up with her. I will try and go to Pukatapu to see about the lad I was speaking to you about and if Catherine wishes to come up I might get down on Friday and bring her with me as I want to see you at all events. If you do not come up I would like to see you soon. The sheep from Major Whitmore's is here and will be branded on Monday if the weather will permit. We are all well but poor Alick he has been very poorly ever since the races but he is better a little now. I just send you this by a man that passes down today and it is written in a hurry.


Ever your affectionate brother
Archibald John McLean

PS. Plenty of feed and the country looking well. A J McL

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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