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1902, Mar 22 – Letter to Marion

Place: Winnipeg

From: Alf [T.A. Patrick]

To: Mrs. Marion G. Patrick, Yorkton, Assa.

Delivery: Canada Post, postmarked

Details: 1pp typewritten letter on Hotel Leland, Winnipeg letterhead. Envelope is printed with “Hotel Leland, Winnipeg, proprietor W.D. Douglas.” Address is typed.

Notes: T.A. Patrick writes to his wife, Marion, that he has been busy "loafing" around Winnipeg since his arrival there. He mentions that he had lunch with Sanford Evans, editor of the Telegram, who had wrote "one of the articles on Territorial Autonomy in the last number of the Canadian Magazine." He states that he had to refuse to say anything for publication but that the discussion resulted in Evans agreeing to send a Telegram correspondent to Regina to write up the debates.

Patrick states that "the Nord-Westen (German) is a convert to my views and kindly consented to give reports of my work at Regina at full length without asking anything for doing it. This is unusual in a German newspaper." He then reports that he attended a the Winnipeg medical society "to hear and see a lecture on Neilsen's stomach and liver."

Patrick also had diner with H. A. Robson, late deputy attorney general of the North West Territories, and they chatted about Regina and the North West Government, which Robson thought "worthy of condemnation." Patrick reports that Robson assured him "that the opinions expressed to the Devils Lake school district in respect of the assessment of Doukhobortsi were wrong and that the opinion I expressed to them was right."

He finish his letter stating, "I expect a fighting session and will probably have given and received hard blows before I see you again."

Patrick, Thomas Alfred

1903, Dec 7 – Letter to Marion

Place: Winnipeg

From: Alf [T.A. Patrick]

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

Delivery: Canada Post, postmarked

Details: 2 pp on Hotel Leland letterhead. Envelope is printed with the words “Hotel Leland, Winnipeg” in black ink.

Notes: T.A. Patrick writes to his wife from Winnipeg while she is away in Ontario stating, "I arrived in Winnipeg yesterday, and Jack [his brother] arrived today having been detained by a banquet given in his honour at Regina on Saturday night. We both leave for Yorkton tomorrow." He continues, "yesterday I got your letter and was sorry to learn of your Aunt Lou's serious illness. I hope this may find her better. Yesterday I heard Rev. Marsh G. Pearse in the Afternoon." He changes the topic back to Jack: "Jack and I have been looking up office equipment for his new office in Yorkton. He will have the best equipped office in Yorkton both in respect of books and filing cabinets. Dick [another brother] and I are giving him the necessary financial backing. Am pleased he got such a pleasant send off and nice address from his Regina friends who included the Deputy Commissioner of Education and the Editor of the Leader and the Law students."

Patrick then changes the subject stating, "I think an other collar would not look well. It looks out of place on a small man, and in my opinion is a [sic] far more becoming to people who are above the average in size, but I am not a good judge. I hope you will get a jacket of the best quality." He then ends his letter with some brief news on a few of his patients.

Patrick, Thomas Alfred