Object #1002960 from MS-Papers-0032-0828
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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By Mr McDonell
16 Jany 1852
My dearest Douglas
I am only yet as far as Waikanae. The natives have so much to say. The weather is so hot and feeling rather unwell. I think I will just quietly take care of myself and take it easy. I will be quite well again tomorrow and in fact there is very little the matter with me now excepting a sort of headache arising probably from a disordered stomach. I was much worse when in town with you. I cannot help thinking there is something unhealthy about Dalmuir Hill, at least
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I generally feel more indisposed there than anywhere else. We must get Papa to the cottage for a time and see what effect change will have.
I am almost quite well again and shall probably go on in the cool of the evening. I have written two letters to pussy from Porirua yesterday but of course she will as usual only acknowledge the receipt
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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