Item - 1903, Nov 19 – Letter to Marion

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1903, Nov 19 – Letter to Marion

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  • November 19, 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: Regina [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 The Alexandra Hotel letterhead. Envelope is printed with the words “Return to the Alexandra Hotel, F. Nash, Proprietor, Regina, N.W.T.” in black ink.

Notes: T.A. Patrick writes to his wife while she is away in Ontario stating, "last night the Provincial Autonomy resolution passed after a splendid speech by Haultain. Today we may have the budget and in that event I may leave for Edmonton tomorrow morning so as to get there on Saturday night. Otherwise I might have to remain in Calgary over Sunday. There are still rumours of a row but I believe the Liberals will swallow the next dose as readily as they swallowed the dose given them last night."

Patrick then lays out his travel plans stating, "it will take two days to Edmonton two days there; one day at Wetaskiwin, one day en route from Edmonton to Calgary. Lethbridge via MacLeod. Four or five days or perhaps a week around Cardston and Lethbridge and three days to reach Winnipeg so it will be the 6th December before I can get to Winnipeg should I meet you [Marion] there then, but I don't know your plans are and after I leave here it will be sometime before my mail reaches me." He then writes that he will keep her "advised as to [his] whereabouts from time to time but the farther west I go the longer it will take for my letters to reach you."

He finishes his letter, "the weather continues cold but with no lack of sunshine. Love to the bairns and you all.

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

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