Object #1026152 from MS-Papers-0032-0815

3 pages written 24 Jan 1862 by Alexander McLean in Napier City to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward family correspondence - Alexander McLean (brother), Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0815 (48 digitised items). Letters written from Napier and Maraekakaho mainly about station matters. Includes one letter from Canterbury, Jul 1861, and one from Ashburton, Sep 1868

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English (MD)

24 January 1862

Napier

My dear brother

I write you a few lines to tell you that I have leased the plains for £250 per annum for 16 years and had a great dificulty to get them so maney ofering high rents and being a disputed piece of land. All the owners have signed the lease and the

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boundaries are well described so I hope their will be no more troubble. The 'Sea Serpent' is hear and I send 20 bales of wooll by her. She has no more room. No one will buy wooll hear this year. I hope you will soon be hear till we try and arange all matters. Young and old there are 6000 sheep on the station and the run will keep about 1500. I may have at tot of 2000 or three thousand on before you come. The wooll of one 1000 sheep will about pay the rent. As I hope to se you soon I shall say no more that you and Douglas is well and

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with my respects to Mr Strang.


I remain your affectionate brother
Alexander McLean

English (MD)

24 January 1862

Napier

My dear brother

I write you a few lines to tell you that I have leased the plains for £250 per annum for 16 years and had a great dificulty to get them so maney ofering high rents and being a disputed piece of land. All the owners have signed the lease and the boundaries are well described so I hope their will be no more troubble. The 'Sea Serpent' is hear and I send 20 bales of wooll by her. She has no more room. No one will buy wooll hear this year. I hope you will soon be hear till we try and arange all matters. Young and old there are 6000 sheep on the station and the run will keep about 1500. I may have at tot of 2000 or three thousand on before you come. The wooll of one 1000 sheep will about pay the rent. As I hope to se you soon I shall say no more that you and Douglas is well and with my respects to Mr Strang.


I remain your affectionate brother
Alexander McLean

Part of:
Inward family correspondence - Alexander McLean (brother), Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0815 (48 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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