Object #1015048 from MS-Papers-0032-0828

2 pages written by Susan Douglas McLean to Susan Strang

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)


My dearest Mama

Will you send by Simeon the box which came from Sydney which contains my collars and also my bonnet and a pair of white kid gloves which you will find in the pocket of my green dress. You need not send my green dress as I shall walk up with my black silk and I can change it when I get home. I do not think my collar box will hold my bonnet. If not will you send it down in one of the band boxes. I shall return it with Simeon when he goes up again. Will you also send Jessie's shawl as she is going out. I shall be up as soon as I can.


Believe me
Your affectionate
Susan D McLean

English (MD)


My dearest Mama

Will you send by Simeon the box which came from Sydney which contains my collars and also my bonnet and a pair of white kid gloves which you will find in the pocket of my green dress. You need not send my green dress as I shall walk up with my black silk and I can change it when I get home. I do not think my collar box will hold my bonnet. If not will you send it down in one of the band boxes. I shall return it with Simeon when he goes up again. Will you also send Jessie's shawl as she is going out. I shall be up as soon as I can.


Believe me
Your affectionate
Susan D 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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