Object #1033115 from MS-Papers-0032-0816

3 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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Ma chere frere

So pleased to get both letters last evening. The orderly has again called on his way down. It is quite a luxury to be up here. Went down for a day just to have a look & come

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back. It is so difficult to hear what takes place & so long to wait for the papers. All here are so busy. Such pretty cattle grazing on the hills by the cottage. This place looks lovely.

Dreadful to think that we are in midst of so uncalled for commotion and unnecessary disturbance when so little care & proper management would have averted the whole.

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What of Whitmore & his doings? His heart must be made of adamant such a reception at P.B. How could he bear it out. All his undertakings make one shudder & wonder when will he cease to risk people's lives in this most reckless manner.


Yours in haste
Annabella

Saturday 12th

English (MD)




Ma chere frere

So pleased to get both letters last evening. The orderly has again called on his way down. It is quite a luxury to be up here. Went down for a day just to have a look & come back. It is so difficult to hear what takes place & so long to wait for the papers. All here are so busy. Such pretty cattle grazing on the hills by the cottage. This place looks lovely.

Dreadful to think that we are in midst of so uncalled for commotion and unnecessary disturbance when so little care & proper management would have averted the whole.

What of Whitmore & his doings? His heart must be made of adamant such a reception at P.B. How could he bear it out. All his undertakings make one shudder & wonder when will he cease to risk people's lives in this most reckless manner.


Yours in haste
Annabella

Saturday 12th

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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