Object #1026759 from MS-Papers-0032-0816

2 pages written by Annabella McLean to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward family correspondence - Annabella McLean (sister), Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0816 (50 digitised items). Letters written from Scotland (Edinburgh, Glenorchy Manse, Stranraer) prior to her arrival in New Zealand in Jan 1864 on the Wild Duck; afterwards from Maraekakaho, Napier and Wellington. One letter was written in Sep 1858 during a visit to her sister Flora Ann Conway in North Wales.

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English (MD)




Mon chere frere

Wrote a few lines yesterday. I see Sir George Bowen is keeping the 'Luna' as usual. I never see a telegram or anything in the papers in reference to the papers [crossed out] Napier.

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Very sorry to see the announcement of Mrs Wilson's death in the papers. Am afraid you will feel it. She was one of your props. If you cannot come before the Session begins will Douglas come but the H.Bay climate is better for him than the constant heat we have here.


Yours in haste.
Annabella McLean

W. July 4th

English (MD)




Mon chere frere

Wrote a few lines yesterday. I see Sir George Bowen is keeping the 'Luna' as usual. I never see a telegram or anything in the papers in reference to the papers [crossed out] Napier. Very sorry to see the announcement of Mrs Wilson's death in the papers. Am afraid you will feel it. She was one of your props. If you cannot come before the Session begins will Douglas come but the H.Bay climate is better for him than the constant heat we have here.


Yours in haste.
Annabella McLean

W. July 4th

Part of:
Inward family correspondence - Annabella McLean (sister), Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0816 (50 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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