Object #1012103 from MS-Papers-0032-0827

3 pages written 24 May 1851 by Susan Douglas McLean in Wellington to Sir Donald 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)

Dalmuir Hill
May 24th 1851


My dear Mr McLean

Miss Kelly who has been spending the evening with me has just gone and as it is late I have only time to write you a few lines. I wrote a short note to you on Thursday morning telling you that I was much better. I am

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English (MD)

now nearly quite well. I think I shall be able on Monday or Tuesday to go out and take a walk.

What lovely weather it is for this season. It is very vexing Mama and I cannot go out while it is fine for I am afraid it will not continue long so.

This being the 24th of May it is a year today since you return from Taranaki. Could you believe it is a year since then. It does not appear to me to be so long. It is really astonishing how quickly time passes. Of course I need not write to you again as I trust I shall have the pleasure of seeing you the week after next for you know you said you would only be away a fortnight or three weeks at the longest.

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As I have got no news to give and it is late. Will you dear forgive this short note. Mama sends her kindest regards


And believe me
Your very affectionate
Susan D Strang

English (MD)

Dalmuir Hill
May 24th 1851


My dear Mr McLean

Miss Kelly who has been spending the evening with me has just gone and as it is late I have only time to write you a few lines. I wrote a short note to you on Thursday morning telling you that I was much better. I am now nearly quite well. I think I shall be able on Monday or Tuesday to go out and take a walk.

What lovely weather it is for this season. It is very vexing Mama and I cannot go out while it is fine for I am afraid it will not continue long so.

This being the 24th of May it is a year today since you return from Taranaki. Could you believe it is a year since then. It does not appear to me to be so long. It is really astonishing how quickly time passes. Of course I need not write to you again as I trust I shall have the pleasure of seeing you the week after next for you know you said you would only be away a fortnight or three weeks at the longest. As I have got no news to give and it is late. Will you dear forgive this short note. Mama sends her kindest regards


And believe me
Your very affectionate
Susan D Strang

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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