Object #1021503 from MS-Papers-0032-0826

3 pages written by Sir Donald McLean

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

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My dear Miss Obedient

I intended to have come home early from Mr Kelham's that I might go up to see how Mamma was as Papa told me yesterday that she was not at all well but we did not get away till 1/2 past 12 and then I had to see the charming Miss Lewis home to

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her poor dear cockatoos and parrots. We had a quiet pleasant evening. Miss Dorset and her father was there. It is really most imprudent in ladies to go out in such weather in evening parties at the risk of losing their health for life. I thought of your folly in going to Mrs Kelham's ball and I feel very glad we did not go to the Sharpe's as I am certain you would not be in any way improved by doing so.

Probably I shall go up with Papa this evening if I am not delayed in any other way.


Your aff.
Donald McLean

Thursday morning

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Do not keep the boy too long pet as you always do.

English (MD)


My dear Miss Obedient

I intended to have come home early from Mr Kelham's that I might go up to see how Mamma was as Papa told me yesterday that she was not at all well but we did not get away till 1/2 past 12 and then I had to see the charming Miss Lewis home to her poor dear cockatoos and parrots. We had a quiet pleasant evening. Miss Dorset and her father was there. It is really most imprudent in ladies to go out in such weather in evening parties at the risk of losing their health for life. I thought of your folly in going to Mrs Kelham's ball and I feel very glad we did not go to the Sharpe's as I am certain you would not be in any way improved by doing so.

Probably I shall go up with Papa this evening if I am not delayed in any other way.


Your aff.
Donald McLean

Thursday morning

Do not keep the boy too long pet as you always do.

Part of:
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)
McLean Papers, Reference Number MS-Group-1551 (30238 digitised items)

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