Object #1026664 from MS-Papers-0032-0828

2 pages written 31 Oct 1850 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 dearest Susan

Remember I did not promise to go for you tonight to Capt Sharpe's even if I had the day is not sufficiently enticing for you to walk out therefore you had much better employ your time usefully at home.

This evening I shall probably ride out to see some of my

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Highland friends, Mrs McDonald & others, not forgetting your favorite, Mrs Calder.

Send my trousers and dirty [crossed out] clothes for the wash by the bearer. Let me know what you are doing, precious little no doubt, also tell me what new obligations I am to be placed under by your ladyship for want of due attention & politeness in reference to your visiting plans.


Yours
Donald McLean

Thursday morning 31st Octr or Hallowen [1850]

English (MD)




My dearest Susan

Remember I did not promise to go for you tonight to Capt Sharpe's even if I had the day is not sufficiently enticing for you to walk out therefore you had much better employ your time usefully at home.

This evening I shall probably ride out to see some of my Highland friends, Mrs McDonald & others, not forgetting your favorite, Mrs Calder.

Send my trousers and dirty [crossed out] clothes for the wash by the bearer. Let me know what you are doing, precious little no doubt, also tell me what new obligations I am to be placed under by your ladyship for want of due attention & politeness in reference to your visiting plans.


Yours
Donald McLean

Thursday morning 31st Octr or Hallowen [1850]

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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