Item - 1903, Oct 23 – Letter to Marion

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1903, Oct 23 – Letter to Marion

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  • October 23, 1903 (Creation)

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One (1) sheet 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: Yorkton, Ass.

From: T.A. Patrick

To: Mrs. Marion G. Patrick, Lucan, Ont[ario]

Delivery: Canada Post, postmarked

Details: 1pp on paper watermarked with “Merchant;” and an envelope. Envelope is scribbled over with pencil, possibly by a child.

Notes: T.A. Patrick writes to his wife while she is away to Ontario. He informs her that he "went to the farm on "28" today and shot a chicken. Used up a box of matches setting and fires which cleared things up a little. Yesterday went down to good acres and wasted some cartridges at ducks but gone none. Killed four partridges. Intended to go Northward for wild geese but just as I got ready Charlie Beck came for me. There is now another Miss Beck. Have been doing about $25 worth of work per day." He worries about his bronchitis, stating "I sound like McLean when I cough."

Patrick's second paragraph states that he "had an urgent letter from Brandon again to address meetings in the Mormon settlement. Two telegrams and two letters so far urging me to come. They advertised meetings and had to post pone them as I could not go. Will have to go after the session." He writes that he had a letter from Marion's friend "Senator Perley urging [Patrick] to run for the Commons, and intimating that I will not be at a loss financially."

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

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