Object #1013106 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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My dear Susan
Your note of today was on the table when I came in from town. I was glad to find that you did not suffer by your imprudence in coming out in the cold last night.
I cannot promise to dine at Mr Hargreaves being under several engagements during this week but I shall certainly call in the course of a day or two. The McLean friend I have seen and given her the baby's dress to make
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up herself. We may call on her any day this week. She is really a nice affectionate person.
I must be excused from calling to see you while I have other duties to attend to and while Mamma, on the slightest pretence, wishes to direct her ill-judged abuse against me even at her dinner table where greater courtesy is expected, and most generally observed. Of course I consider you blameless when all these exhibitions of bad taste
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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