Item - 1920, May 6 – Letter to Marion

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1920, May 6 – Letter to Marion

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  • May 6, 1920 (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

From: Dad [T.A. Patrick]

To: “Wife and son,” but envelope addressed to Mrs. T.A. Patrick, Yorkton, Sask[atchewan]

Delivery: Canada Post, postmarked

Details: 2 pp on King George Hotel, Saskatoon, Canada letterhead. Envelope is printed with the words “King George Hotel, Saskatoon, Canada” and a crest all in blue ink.

Notes: Alf [T.A. Patrick] writes to his wife and son in Yorkton from Saskatoon, stating, "I arrived yesterday at noon and taking a quick lunch went to her lodgings and saw Gertrude [his daughter]. Went to school with her, and met Mr. Pike who is a member of the 'Drugless Practitioner's Committee' of the senate of which I am chairman. We dine together here tonight. Dr. Law of Regina is here for the committee meeting too."

He then addresses his son, stating, "I learn you passed in French George. The other results come out tomorrow. I have refrained from inquiring." He continues, "George I wish you would look after the storm windows and storm doors, and see that they are put away carefully in the place provided for them and have the seven doors and windows put on. The keys for the padlock should be in the drawer of the office table. Yes the tenants started on the spring 'clean-up.' The town will take away the ashes for road building. See Mr. Pilkington about that.

He ends his letter, stating, "I am eager to return and give word."

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

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