Item - 1903, Dec 1 – Letter to Marion

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1903, Dec 1 – Letter to Marion

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  • December 1, 1903 (Creation)

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Two (2) sheets of paper and envelope

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Medical doctor, pioneer, and politician. Dr. Patrick is credited with suggesting the current boundary between the provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan.

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Place: Lethbridge, Alberta [district within N.W.T.]

From: T.A. Patrick

To: Mrs. Marion G. Patrick, Byron, Middlesex Co., Ont[ario]

Delivery: Canada Post, postmarked

Details: 2 pp on Hotel Lethbridge letterhead, watermarked with the pound note symbol (£) and the words “Extra Fine.” Envelope is printed with the words “Hotel Lethbridge, W. Henderson, Proprietor, Lethbridge, Alta., Canada” in black ink.

Notes: T.A. Patrick writes to his wife while he is in Alberta and she is away in Ontario stating, "I played over Sunday in Calgary and came here yesterday by way of MacLeod to see the country." He then advises his wife that she "had better spend Christmas with the folk," while he pays his "obligations to [his] constituency as soon as possible after [his] return." He writes that he lent his brother Jack "another $100.00 to square him up at Regina." He continues, "I presume you have received the last cheque I sent you, and you surely know that I am no judge of women's coats. I did not say petticoats. Whatever suits you will suit me though I certainly don't care much for imitations."

He finishes his letter writing, "my health is some better but not well yet. My love to the bairns the folk and your dear little self."

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

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