Object #1033120 from MS-Papers-0032-0818

3 pages written by Archibald John McLean

From: Inward family correspondence - Archibald John McLean (brother), Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0818 (112 digitised items). Letters written from Maraekakaho, Warleigh, Doonside and Glenorchy about station matters and family news.Letter dated 24 Oct 1874 recounts the McLean family's lineage and gives dates of birth for family members

A transcription/translation of this document (by MD) appears below.

Download alow-resolution PDF or high-resolution PDF

Page 1 of 3. View high-resolution image

English (MD)







[first page/s missing]

as me as you said the Wakapero would be the place but the only sight there has unfortunately been allowed to go into other hands now as McDougald and Kinross have it and all the bush and the onley place where watter could be got. I have lost all taste for it. If the bush had been secured or part of it as I was always under the impression

Page 2 of 3. View high-resolution image

English (MD)

it was all would be well. It grieves me very much the loss of the bush and the loss of that piece of land. The very trees that I gave myself to the sheephard that was at that wharrie where the boundary ought to come was loaded with peaches this year. I would think that according with native custom would bear some weight with them in insisting on your getting it as you first held, or Alex held it. That is what I want you for mostley to see if you can settle that matter if not done now it is gone forever besides there is many other things I would like to see you about. Bear the forgoing strongly in mind as now is the time or never.


Yours always
Archibald John McLean

Page 3 of 3. View high-resolution image

English (MD)


PS. I am writing to Douglas and sent him a few apples from here and a bottle of the water from the brackish spring. I believe it is selsers [seltzer] or something of that kind. I wish Dr Hector was paying a visit here.

English (MD)







[first page/s missing]

as me as you said the Wakapero would be the place but the only sight there has unfortunately been allowed to go into other hands now as McDougald and Kinross have it and all the bush and the onley place where watter could be got. I have lost all taste for it. If the bush had been secured or part of it as I was always under the impression it was all would be well. It grieves me very much the loss of the bush and the loss of that piece of land. The very trees that I gave myself to the sheephard that was at that wharrie where the boundary ought to come was loaded with peaches this year. I would think that according with native custom would bear some weight with them in insisting on your getting it as you first held, or Alex held it. That is what I want you for mostley to see if you can settle that matter if not done now it is gone forever besides there is many other things I would like to see you about. Bear the forgoing strongly in mind as now is the time or never.


Yours always
Archibald John McLean

PS. I am writing to Douglas and sent him a few apples from here and a bottle of the water from the brackish spring. I believe it is selsers [seltzer] or something of that kind. I wish Dr Hector was paying a visit here.

Part of:
Inward family correspondence - Archibald John McLean (brother), Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0818 (112 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)

Usage: You can search, browse, print and download items from this website for research and personal study. You are welcome to reproduce the above image(s) on your blog or another website, but please maintain the integrity of the image (i.e. don't crop, recolour or overprint it), reproduce the image's caption information and link back to here (http://mp.natlib.govt.nz/detail/?id=1033120). If you would like to use the above image(s) in a different way (e.g. in a print publication), or use the transcription or translation, permission must be obtained. More information about copyright and usage can be found on the Copyright and Usage page of the NLNZ web site.

External Links:
View Full Descriptive Record in TAPUHI

Leave a comment

This function is coming soon.

Latest comments