Object #1026136 from MS-Papers-0032-0811

3 pages written by Catherine Isabella McLean in Napier City to Sir Robert Donald Douglas Maclean

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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Napier
Saturday March 9th


My dear Douglas

I am writing to your Papa and I think perhaps that you would like to hear from yr aunt Catherine who loves you very much & is so glad

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to hear that you are such a good little boy & getting on so well with your lessons. My darling child I do long so much to see you and I hope that both Papa & you shall soon pay us a visit. I have got some pretty views of Edinburgh for you & a pretty book from your Aunt Annabella. We expected yr dear grandpapa by the Wanga but he could not get

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away but he still intends coming & I hope that Papa & his little boy will endeavour to come at the same time. Uncle Alexander sends you his love & says that he has got a nice horse for you to ride.


Ever my darling little boy yr aff. aunt
Catherine McLean

English (MD)

Napier
Saturday March 9th


My dear Douglas

I am writing to your Papa and I think perhaps that you would like to hear from yr aunt Catherine who loves you very much & is so glad to hear that you are such a good little boy & getting on so well with your lessons. My darling child I do long so much to see you and I hope that both Papa & you shall soon pay us a visit. I have got some pretty views of Edinburgh for you & a pretty book from your Aunt Annabella. We expected yr dear grandpapa by the Wanga but he could not get away but he still intends coming & I hope that Papa & his little boy will endeavour to come at the same time. Uncle Alexander sends you his love & says that he has got a nice horse for you to ride.


Ever my darling little boy yr aff. aunt
Catherine 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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