Object #1018549 from MS-Papers-0032-0826
From: Inward and outward family correspondence - Susan McLean (wife), Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0826 (43 digitised items). Mainly letters between Susan Strang and her future husband Donald McLean. Includes a letter from her mother Susannah Strang to McLean, 1849; letter from E Shand to Susan Strang, written from Portobello, 1850 in which she gives her impressions of Dunedin
Whārangi 1 o te 5. Tiro i te āhua taumira teitei
2 December 1850
My dear Mr McLean
I was delighted to receive your letter by the mail and also the one which Mr Hickson brought me on Saturday night. I am glad to hear that you are not to be detained much longer at Manawatu for the sooner you go to the East Coast the sooner you will be back to me.
Whārangi 4 o te 5. Tiro i te āhua taumira teitei
should be disappointed. You say that my last letter was short. I had not time to write a longer one for I thought that we were going the next day up the coast and I required to be at Mrs Hickson's by 8 o'clock. I must ask you again dear to forgive me for writing a short letter. Miss Redish is staying with me for a few days. When I got up to write
Whārangi 5 o te 5. Tiro i te āhua taumira teitei
she was asleep but as it is near seven I am afraid she will waken and if she were to come into the room and find me writing she would suspect who the letter is to. Goodbye dearest. May every blessing attend you and believe me to remain
Ever your affectionate
Susan D Strang
My letter is full of mistakes but you must excuse it dear for I wrote in a great hurry. I forgot to say that Mama sends her kindest regards.
Inward and outward family correspondence - Susan McLean (wife), Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0826 (43 digitised items)
Series 9 Inwards family letters, Reference Number Series 9 Inwards family letters (1204 digitised items)
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