Object #1017033 from MS-Papers-0032-0828

2 pages written by Sir Donald McLean 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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My dear Susan

Tell Mamma that I have so much to do this evening I cannot go up to dinner.

If I can I will run up before 10 o'clock to see you. The table, dressing table etc is ordered.

The gloves I send up to see if they will suit also handkerchiefs for you to hem at the Hutt. If the box will suit you may keep

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it as I have plenty besides. Hem one pocket handkerchief for me like a good girl.


Your affectionate
Donald McLean

The tea, coffee pot and knives I will send up for you to look at tonight. The knives Moore has are not very good but you need not keep them if you wish me to get better.

Mr Williamson has just gone down to Langs for our dinner as we have writing to do.

English (MD)





My dear Susan

Tell Mamma that I have so much to do this evening I cannot go up to dinner.

If I can I will run up before 10 o'clock to see you. The table, dressing table etc is ordered.

The gloves I send up to see if they will suit also handkerchiefs for you to hem at the Hutt. If the box will suit you may keep it as I have plenty besides. Hem one pocket handkerchief for me like a good girl.


Your affectionate
Donald McLean

The tea, coffee pot and knives I will send up for you to look at tonight. The knives Moore has are not very good but you need not keep them if you wish me to get better.

Mr Williamson has just gone down to Langs for our dinner as we have writing to do.

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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