Object #1002848 from MS-Papers-0032-0826
From: Inward and outward family correspondence - Susan McLean (wife), Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0826 (43 digitised items). Mainly letters between Susan Strang and her future husband Donald McLean. Includes a letter from her mother Susannah Strang to McLean, 1849; letter from E Shand to Susan Strang, written from Portobello, 1850 in which she gives her impressions of Dunedin
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I hope ere this that you have paid your visit with Mamma to Govt House and that you have enjoyed or prospectively intend to enjoy the ball you allude to as well as the other parties notwithstanding your disapproval of a repetition of such grand public entertainments which are just the very things that young ladies and gentlemen of the present day are so fond of but I quite
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wonderfully extravagant style of your dresses but as young ladies are generally indulged in this particular as well as in too many others by kind mammas the least I trouble myself on the subject the better.
Young Petre came in from Wellington this afternoon. He
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brings no news. It seems however that you seldom have any at Wellington.
I have several amusing anecdotes to relate to you when I get to Dalmuir which may I trust be about the time you mention in your note. It is getting very late and having a great deal to attend to in the morning I must ask you to excuse this hasty epistle from
Inward and outward family correspondence - Susan McLean (wife), Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0826 (43 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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