Object #1001311 from MS-Papers-0032-0828

3 pages written 1851 by Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward family correspondence - Susan McLean (wife), Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0828 (82 digitised items). The letters from Donald are written from Porirua Barracks, Otaki, Rangitikei, Waikanae, Wanganui and Taranaki. Susan's letters are addressed from Dalmuir Hill (her parent's home) and Wellington Terrace. Many letters are undated and were written prior to their marriage in Aug 1851. Includes correspondence between Susan McLean and her mother Susan Strang (2 letters, undated); one letter from Helen Anne Wilson to Mrs McLean, 30 August 1852

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English (MD)

[1851]




You cannot conceive how anxious I am about you Douglas therefore be sure to take every possible care of yourself in my absence.

I am getting very tired of being separated from you and I trust it will not be very long before you either hear from me or see me. I find my greatest earthly enjoyment now is to be with my own little pussy. Good bye dear. Give my love to Mama. Tell Jessie to be a good girl, and

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English (MD)

always believe me your own affectionate


Donald McLean

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English (MD)


[On verso] These scraps have been written while waiting for the boat.

English (MD)

[1851]




You cannot conceive how anxious I am about you Douglas therefore be sure to take every possible care of yourself in my absence.

I am getting very tired of being separated from you and I trust it will not be very long before you either hear from me or see me. I find my greatest earthly enjoyment now is to be with my own little pussy. Good bye dear. Give my love to Mama. Tell Jessie to be a good girl, and always believe me your own affectionate


Donald McLean

[On verso] These scraps have been written while waiting for the boat.

Part of:
Inward family correspondence - Susan McLean (wife), Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0828 (82 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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