Item - 1903, Sept 18 – Letter to Marion

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1903, Sept 18 – Letter to Marion

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  • September 18, 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

From: Papa, [T.A. Patrick]

To: Mrs. T.A. Patrick, Byron, Ont.

Delivery: Canada Post, postmarked

Details: 1pp and envelope

Notes: T.A. Patrick writes to his wife, Marion, from Yorkton while she is away in Byron, Ontario. He writes of visiting a patient in Ebenezer whose boy "accidentally or carelessly shot him this afternoon putting a 22 caliber bullet into his chest." He states that he has been busy since his return: "Last night Mrs. Lamb a daughter, today Mrs. Blakely a son." He informs her that he has "to go to the Hospital tonight before going to bed," as his "typhoid patient" is very ill.

He ends his note updating his wife on the children: "George shot a deer across the road" and "Edith is improving."

The note ends with a P.S. "letter from Jack [his brother] tonight. He feels confident he has passed."

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

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