Object #1023753 from MS-Papers-0032-0644

2 pages written 5 Aug 1862 by Helen Ann Wilson in New Plymouth District

From: Inward letters - Helen Ann Wilson, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0644 (90 digitised items). 84 letters (including some incomplete and fragments) written from New Plymouth (Henui & Calpe Cottage), 1849-1870 & undated, written to `My dear son' (Donald McLean)Letter from Helen Wilson to Isabelle Gascoyne (Gascoigne), Jun 1858

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English (ATL)

New Plymouth
5th. August. /62.


My goodfor-nothing yet dear Son,

I find it is of no use writing to you in the hope of getting an answer! - that "Hope" as Willie Bayly says of "the Future" is past and gone. So I shall begin now to tease you with scraps of poetry in the expectation of your getting "Ridi" and then may be you will drop us a line to stop your old Mothers folly. So by way of beginning I send you a copy of what, I think rather pretty lines, dedicated to my "Gudem man" by an old school fellow of his, who is now reduced in circumstances. The mail is just closing so God bless you is the prayer of your old sincerely attached Mother,


H.A. Wilson.

Part of:
Inward letters - Helen Ann Wilson, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0644 (90 digitised items)
Series 1 Inward letters (English), Reference Number Series 1 Inward letters (English) (14501 digitised items)
McLean Papers, Reference Number MS-Group-1551 (30238 digitised items)

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