Object #1005673 from MS-Papers-0032-0828

2 pages written 16 Aug 1852 by Sir Donald McLean 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)




My dearest Douglas

The messenger sent up by the Hunters returned at 9 am so I am in a hurry to get into town to send you two letters I have written to go by him. I am at Mrs Wilson's where I slept last night Sunday and the Dr will not allow me to go till I have breakfast. He does not imagine that I think much more of getting my pussy's letters sent than of a breakfast.

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English (MD)

I have got quite rid of my cold. The weather is clearing up and when the messenger arrives that I sent to Wellington I shall hasten back to my puss. I am going to write you again by the 12 o'clock mail so that I need add no more at present.


Ever your own afft,
Donald McLean

Monday 16 Augt 1852

Mrs Wilson desires to be most kindly remembered to you and expects a letter from you by next opportunity. Goodbye dearest.

English (MD)




My dearest Douglas

The messenger sent up by the Hunters returned at 9 am so I am in a hurry to get into town to send you two letters I have written to go by him. I am at Mrs Wilson's where I slept last night Sunday and the Dr will not allow me to go till I have breakfast. He does not imagine that I think much more of getting my pussy's letters sent than of a breakfast. I have got quite rid of my cold. The weather is clearing up and when the messenger arrives that I sent to Wellington I shall hasten back to my puss. I am going to write you again by the 12 o'clock mail so that I need add no more at present.


Ever your own afft,
Donald McLean

Monday 16 Augt 1852

Mrs Wilson desires to be most kindly remembered to you and expects a letter from you by next opportunity. Goodbye dearest.

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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