Object #1003968 from MS-Papers-0032-0827

2 pages written 28 Nov 1851 by Sir Donald McLean to Susan Douglas McLean

From: Inward family correspondence - Susan McLean (wife), Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0827 (34 digitised items). Letters between Donald McLean and Susan. Donald's letters written from Hawke's Bay, Rangitikei, Taita and Wairapapa. Susan's letters from Dalmuir Hill, Wellington (the home of her parents (Robert and Susannah Strang).

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English (MD)

28 Novr 1851


My own dear wife

I have just three seconds to say that I am not sending boxes or anything by the 'Rose' this trip as I may require some of the things here. Moreover she is starting much sooner than I expected otherwise you would have a much longer letter from me.

Take care of yourself pet and do not feel anxious about me as I am enjoying excellent health and were I conscious that you and

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English (MD)

Mama were in good health I should also be in good spirits. May God bless and protect you both is the earnest prayer of your affectionate husband


Donald McLean

I would write some more gossip but our old Papa is such a plague looking at our letters that I will not gratify his curiosity. Give my kindest love to Mama. I do trust she feels better with the weather.
Ever your own Donald

English (MD)

28 Novr 1851


My own dear wife

I have just three seconds to say that I am not sending boxes or anything by the 'Rose' this trip as I may require some of the things here. Moreover she is starting much sooner than I expected otherwise you would have a much longer letter from me.

Take care of yourself pet and do not feel anxious about me as I am enjoying excellent health and were I conscious that you and Mama were in good health I should also be in good spirits. May God bless and protect you both is the earnest prayer of your affectionate husband


Donald McLean

I would write some more gossip but our old Papa is such a plague looking at our letters that I will not gratify his curiosity. Give my kindest love to Mama. I do trust she feels better with the weather.
Ever your own Donald

Part of:
Inward family correspondence - Susan McLean (wife), Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0827 (34 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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