Object #1020635 from MS-Papers-0032-0828

2 pages written Aug 1852 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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English (MD)




My dear Susan

I am so full of work to day packing up for my journey that I cannot promise to dine at Dalmuir Hill moreover I scarcely think that Mamma wishes to see me there, however I will call as soon as I can. I am sorry that I shall

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not have the pleasure of dining with Mr Kelham this time as I am preparing to leave tomorrow.

I am sorry to hear that your toothache is so bad. The essence of tobacco is said to be a good cure. Shall I get some for you?

Will you send anything of mine that may be laying about your room by the bearer.


Ever sincerely yours
Donald McLean

Tuesday AM
[Aug 1852]

English (MD)




My dear Susan

I am so full of work to day packing up for my journey that I cannot promise to dine at Dalmuir Hill moreover I scarcely think that Mamma wishes to see me there, however I will call as soon as I can. I am sorry that I shall not have the pleasure of dining with Mr Kelham this time as I am preparing to leave tomorrow.

I am sorry to hear that your toothache is so bad. The essence of tobacco is said to be a good cure. Shall I get some for you?

Will you send anything of mine that may be laying about your room by the bearer.


Ever sincerely yours
Donald McLean

Tuesday AM
[Aug 1852]

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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