Object #1024968 from MS-Papers-0032-0811

2 pages written by Catherine Isabella McLean in Glenorchy to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward family correspondence - Catherine Hart (sister); Catherine Isabella McLean (sister-in-law), Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0811 (71 digitised items). Catherine McLean (later Hart) wrote from Stobs Castle, Hawick, Roxburghshire and from Edinburgh, Scotland prior to her arrival in New Zealand in 1861, and from Wellington, Hawke's Bay and Christchurch, 1861-1875, including many undated letters and fragments. The folder contains 9 letters written by Catherine Isabella McLean, from Maraekakaho and Glenorchy, Hawke's Bay, 1861-1875.Includes one letter written by Annabella McLean from Edinburgh in Nov 1862

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English (MD)

My dear Donald

It greives me to the heart to be obliged to trouble you at this time but I feel I would be doing wrong to conceal from you any longer how matters stand here. Archy I must just confess is quite out of his mind. He has gone for the last three days almost naked out & in the house. He has drunk 3 large bottles of sweet nitre that came among the drugs & I dread he will kill himself if something is not done with him. I have seen this coming on for a long time, & God alone knows what the end will be. If tomorrow is fine I hope you will come up & see for yourself what is best to be done. I can manage today as I have the man Higgans in the house.

In haste

Yours afft
C I McLean


Part of:
Inward family correspondence - Catherine Hart (sister); Catherine Isabella McLean (sister-in-law), Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0811 (71 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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