Object #1012357 from MS-Papers-0032-0827

3 pages written 22 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 22nd 1851


My dear Mr McLean

Papa told me last night that if I wished to write to you there would be an opportunity of sending a letter today and as I will not be allowed to get up for sometime I must sit up in bed and write you a few lines.

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I am happy to tell you that I am very much better. The day after you left I was worse and Doctor Featherston had to be sent for. I think by Monday next I shall be quite well and able to hem your handkerchiefs which I have no doubt you expect to find untouched when you return for I know you consider me such a lazy girl. Do you remember your promise dear that the sooner I got well the sooner you would come back? You must not forget it.

Mama still feels unwell. The Doctor says that it is only want of exercise but it is impossible to persuade her that. Perhaps when I am able to go out I shall persuade her

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to go with me.

I must ask you dear to forgive a short note for it is so difficult to write in bed and I am sure you will be scarcely able to read this. Goodbye and believe me


Your affectionate
Susan D Strang

English (MD)

Dalmuir Hill
May 22nd 1851


My dear Mr McLean

Papa told me last night that if I wished to write to you there would be an opportunity of sending a letter today and as I will not be allowed to get up for sometime I must sit up in bed and write you a few lines. I am happy to tell you that I am very much better. The day after you left I was worse and Doctor Featherston had to be sent for. I think by Monday next I shall be quite well and able to hem your handkerchiefs which I have no doubt you expect to find untouched when you return for I know you consider me such a lazy girl. Do you remember your promise dear that the sooner I got well the sooner you would come back? You must not forget it.

Mama still feels unwell. The Doctor says that it is only want of exercise but it is impossible to persuade her that. Perhaps when I am able to go out I shall persuade her to go with me.

I must ask you dear to forgive a short note for it is so difficult to write in bed and I am sure you will be scarcely able to read this. Goodbye and believe me


Your 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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