Object #1026918 from MS-Papers-0032-0816

3 pages written 5 Feb 1872 by Annabella McLean in Wellington 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)

Wellington
Feby 5th [1872]


Mon chere frere

I wrote you last Monday. Since then Douglas heard from you. I thought perhaps you would have taken a run up to Wellington. While waiting on the Luna to take you to Taranaki

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we are oppressed with heat here but am afraid you have it worse at Wanganui. We have had no one staying in the house since Mrs Godwin left. Douglas daily begins to see the utility of mathematics. Am glad to see him begin chemistry. It is a study that he really likes. It will occupy his spare time. I cannot endure his having too much time unoccupied. He is a dear good boy when he attempts any frolic I have only to say

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would that he in accordance with your father's wish whatever it is he gives way at once. I wish the Harts were back. I am very lonely at times. I have only had one letter from you since you left.

In haste


Yours
Annabella McLean

English (MD)

Wellington
Feby 5th [1872]


Mon chere frere

I wrote you last Monday. Since then Douglas heard from you. I thought perhaps you would have taken a run up to Wellington. While waiting on the Luna to take you to Taranaki we are oppressed with heat here but am afraid you have it worse at Wanganui. We have had no one staying in the house since Mrs Godwin left. Douglas daily begins to see the utility of mathematics. Am glad to see him begin chemistry. It is a study that he really likes. It will occupy his spare time. I cannot endure his having too much time unoccupied. He is a dear good boy when he attempts any frolic I have only to say would that he in accordance with your father's wish whatever it is he gives way at once. I wish the Harts were back. I am very lonely at times. I have only had one letter from you since you left.

In haste


Yours
Annabella McLean

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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