Object #1013886 from MS-Papers-0032-0828

3 pages written 24 Aug 1852 by Sir Donald McLean in Taranaki Region to Susan Douglas McLean

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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English (MD)

Taranaki
24 Augt 1852


My dearest Douglas

I have decided on leaving here Saturday first and shall use every expedition to reach Wellington as soon as I can. I trust you have got over your bit of temper about my short letter from here especially as this must also be a short one but I think it is better even to send a few lines than none at all. We have delightful weather if it continues. I am

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English (MD)

writing this in the Police Office. I cannot write a lover's letter in such a place. Be careful of yourself my dearest Puss. Be a good girl. Do not fret as you frequently do. Give my love to Papa. Tell him that he may soon expect me and I am ever your own affectionate husband.


Donald McLean

English (MD)

Taranaki
24 Augt 1852


My dearest Douglas

I have decided on leaving here Saturday first and shall use every expedition to reach Wellington as soon as I can. I trust you have got over your bit of temper about my short letter from here especially as this must also be a short one but I think it is better even to send a few lines than none at all. We have delightful weather if it continues. I am writing this in the Police Office. I cannot write a lover's letter in such a place. Be careful of yourself my dearest Puss. Be a good girl. Do not fret as you frequently do. Give my love to Papa. Tell him that he may soon expect me and I am ever your own affectionate husband.


Donald McLean

Part of:
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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