Object #1004613 from MS-Papers-0032-0828

2 pages written Aug 1851 by Susan Strang in Wellington to Susan Douglas 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)

Dalmuir Hill
Saty morg. [August 1851]


My dearest daughter

With much pleasure your Papa and myself received your letters and we were rejoiced to learn you had arrived in safety and that tho slightly indisposed you are again better. I do not feel any worse, indeed much the same but I hope soon to be well again. Miss Kelly leaves us this afternoon but has promised to return on Monday to spend the fornoon. Amongst other things which you left behind I see you left your purse which is onsent. I send also the pills. Be careful of your health and be a comfort to your husband

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English (MD)

for like your Papa he will not like to hear you always grumbling. I am sure he will be kind to you.

I send the morning dress in case you should require it. Fanny writes you all particulars, and with my love to McLean I ever am


My dearest daughter
Yours affectionately
Susan Strang

English (MD)

Dalmuir Hill
Saty morg. [August 1851]


My dearest daughter

With much pleasure your Papa and myself received your letters and we were rejoiced to learn you had arrived in safety and that tho slightly indisposed you are again better. I do not feel any worse, indeed much the same but I hope soon to be well again. Miss Kelly leaves us this afternoon but has promised to return on Monday to spend the fornoon. Amongst other things which you left behind I see you left your purse which is onsent. I send also the pills. Be careful of your health and be a comfort to your husband for like your Papa he will not like to hear you always grumbling. I am sure he will be kind to you.

I send the morning dress in case you should require it. Fanny writes you all particulars, and with my love to McLean I ever am


My dearest daughter
Yours affectionately
Susan Strang

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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