Object #1005761 from MS-Papers-0032-0826

2 pages written by Sir Donald McLean to Susan Douglas McLean

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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English (MD)


My dear Miss Strang

I regret not having had an opportunity of calling up this afternoon to see Mamma and from being so very busy I had not a moment's spare time. Probably I may go home with Papa in the evening if

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English (MD)

we are not kept too late at Mr Hervey's.

Will you kindly send me my letterbook, a little blotting paper, testaments, journal, all laying on your table. Also an old desk cover you will find on the right hand side of the door on the floor as you [go] into the room.


Ever yours sincerely
Donald McLean

Barrett's Hotel
Monday 4pm

English (MD)


My dear Miss Strang

I regret not having had an opportunity of calling up this afternoon to see Mamma and from being so very busy I had not a moment's spare time. Probably I may go home with Papa in the evening if we are not kept too late at Mr Hervey's.

Will you kindly send me my letterbook, a little blotting paper, testaments, journal, all laying on your table. Also an old desk cover you will find on the right hand side of the door on the floor as you [go] into the room.


Ever yours sincerely
Donald McLean

Barrett's Hotel
Monday 4pm

Part of:
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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