Object #1018775 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 shopsearcher and carpet finder
I send the bearer up with Papa's cloak & stick. Do not keep him long. Tell me what you want from Dolman's and the kind of vest you wish me to get.
Mrs Kirton was at the Wallace's last night. Left there at 1/2 past 10. Good hour for bachelors. I should have stopped longer
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of course if there had been more young ladies to talk to. Miss W is certainly not one of two beauties I saw gazing over my fence some 4 week ago. I could never see them again and cannot by any means find out who they were altho' they excited my curiosity so very much. Get angry now Douglas and in the height of your rage determine on getting on quickly with your wedding dress to put a stop to my ridiculous observations about these captivating darlings whose names are unknown to me or about any others that may cast up through your procrastinations and over anxiety to be exquisitely dressed.
Saturday 8 
Send me the map on the book shelf
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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