Item - 1890, Jan 31 – Letter to Alf

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1890, Jan 31 – Letter to Alf

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  • January 31, 1890 (Creation)

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Two (2) sheets of paper + obituary clipped from newspaper + envelope banded in black

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Place: Byron, Ontario

From: Marion [Griffith]

To: Alf / T.A. Patrick M.D., Saltcoats, Assiniboia, N.W.T.

Delivery: Canada Post, postmarked

Details: 8 pp + envelope, banded in black; note on envelope “No. 240;” obituary newspaper clipping for Mr. John Stephens.

Notes: Marion writes to her fiance, Alf [Dr. T.A. Patrick]. Marion describes the funeral arrangements for her grandfather, John Stephens. She repeatedly mentions how tired she feels and how she is suffering from headaches. Marion and her sister, Annie, continue their preparations for moving to Saltcoats, with the encouragement and support of their family.

She mentions that Annie will purchase the wedding ring for Alf and discusses the different shoes that she purchased. She plans to add the moccasins Alf had bought for her to her supply.

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Brown stains in the center of the pages.

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2010.042 Box 11. Bruce Peel Special Collections is part of University of Alberta Libraries.

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