Object #1033116 from MS-Papers-0032-0816

5 pages written 14 Feb 1870 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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Mon chere frere

Have not written lately. Daily expecting you here. Am sorry you remain in Napier during the great heat. It is trying here but must be worse with you. The Vogel

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reception so far was a success. Coming from the working classes I think it was well merited as they above all others have shared the benefit of the late prosperity. The banquet on Thursday expect all & sundry will be there. The A'Deanes were more than gratified with their reception here. They gave no trouble and slept but one night. The Carlyon boys arrived on Saturday night with Douglas. They leave tomorrow for Christchurch

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There was a rumour here that you were expected to be here to meet Vogel at which Gill and Mr Clark were most indignant. Clark enjoyed his stay with you [crossed out] up country immensely. He gives a most ludicrous description of the floods.

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I wish he were still with you a sincere good man and so devoted. Hope you are not overtaxing yourself. Others seems always such a crowd of matters on hand. Archie might have delayed till he saw you had more leisure

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to look into matters.


In haste
Annabella McLean

Monday Feb 14th [187-]

English (MD)




Mon chere frere

Have not written lately. Daily expecting you here. Am sorry you remain in Napier during the great heat. It is trying here but must be worse with you. The Vogel reception so far was a success. Coming from the working classes I think it was well merited as they above all others have shared the benefit of the late prosperity. The banquet on Thursday expect all & sundry will be there. The A'Deanes were more than gratified with their reception here. They gave no trouble and slept but one night. The Carlyon boys arrived on Saturday night with Douglas. They leave tomorrow for Christchurch There was a rumour here that you were expected to be here to meet Vogel at which Gill and Mr Clark were most indignant. Clark enjoyed his stay with you [crossed out] up country immensely. He gives a most ludicrous description of the floods. I wish he were still with you a sincere good man and so devoted. Hope you are not overtaxing yourself. Others seems always such a crowd of matters on hand. Archie might have delayed till he saw you had more leisure to look into matters.


In haste
Annabella McLean

Monday Feb 14th [187-]

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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