Item FC 3216.3 P63 R64 - Loose item from 1886 scrapbook: letter to sister Ethel (30 March 1886)

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Loose item from 1886 scrapbook: letter to sister Ethel (30 March 1886)

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FC 3216.3 P63 R64

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  • 30 March 1886 (Creation)

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1 folded sheet (4 pages) of textual material ; 19.9 x 12.7 cm

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A handwritten letter from R.P. to his sister Ethel. Roger talks about a memorial service being held in honour of the anniversary of the Duck Lake Fight as well as a sermon held on the anniversary of the 'panic'. Roger talks of the mail he received, including a revolver; he then goes on to describe the revolver and includes a sketch of it. He also discusses the watercolour paintings he has been working on. Lastly he talks of a new order from his commanding officer that "any man found wearing any article of civilian clothing" has to pay a fine of two dollars. Roger implies that this will lead to a mutiny if enforced.

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      All researchers (including students, faculty, visiting scholars, and members of the general public) must submit a Retrieval Request Form at least 24 hours before their visit to Bruce Peel Special Collections in order to be sure that library materials have been retrieved from storage and are available for their use.

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      The letter is a loose item from the 1886 Pocock Scrapbook. Originally found together with several other letters between pages 32-33.

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