Object #1007752 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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go down although it is a most disagreeable morning. I am afraid love you will have a wet day to come home. If it is very wet I would rather that you would remain with [word missing] than get wet and take cold. I send the collar for Mrs Stevenson which I finished yesterday. I would have written a note to her but I have not time as we must have breakfast early to let Mrs Hargreaves get down in time to the ball [?]. I wish dear you would bring up a piece of cake for Mrs Buck. I forgot to tell you about when
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you went away yesterday Miss Kelly and Miss Hart are coming up on Saturday morning.
Ellen thinks that it would be as well for me to [go] down on Monday as she says she is sure the house will get on better if I am there. I think so myself. I will not care about the smell
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Give my love to Papa and Mama and believe me my dearest Donald
Your affectionate wife
Susan D McLean
I am sure you will scold me for having sent such a dreadfully written note but you must excuse it as I am in a great hurry.
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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