Object #1024264 from MS-Papers-0032-0828

3 pages written 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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12 at night

Before closing the note I have just opened it to ask when I may expect the memo books and other things I wrote for. The books I want very much. Probably you declined sending

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them from hearing I was likely to be in Wellington soon.

I have had rather a busy week with nice agreeable evening with the officers who are extremely kind and obliging. One of them was making some preparations to entertain another besides myself Capt Newnham having declared that he heard positively of my being married on the day I acted best man for Stewart & Miss

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Morrison. The other officers decided with Newingham that I had set sail for Taranaki and should not come here this winter.

Mr & Mrs Taylor fully believed the report. I spent yesterday afternoon with them, indeed I always spend Sunday there when I can.

English (MD)



12 at night

Before closing the note I have just opened it to ask when I may expect the memo books and other things I wrote for. The books I want very much. Probably you declined sending them from hearing I was likely to be in Wellington soon.

I have had rather a busy week with nice agreeable evening with the officers who are extremely kind and obliging. One of them was making some preparations to entertain another besides myself Capt Newnham having declared that he heard positively of my being married on the day I acted best man for Stewart & Miss Morrison. The other officers decided with Newingham that I had set sail for Taranaki and should not come here this winter.

Mr & Mrs Taylor fully believed the report. I spent yesterday afternoon with them, indeed I always spend Sunday there when I can.

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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