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Letter Written by A K Yates


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This item is a letter dated August 16, 1945 written by A K Yates to a cousin which contains a response to being invited to a get together planned by John Yates as well as some background information regarding a relative.
Date of Publication:
1945
Subject(s):
Local identifier:
1995.001.006
Collection:
Jean Sumsion Collection
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.0834 Longitude: -80.49968
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Letter Written by A K Yates, 1945. Burford Township Historical Society, Item No. 1995.001.006.
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Full Text

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[St Beel] [Illegible] August 16 45

Dear Cousin

I received both you

letters on time and perhaps I have

been a little slow in answering but

the war news has been rather excighting

of late so much so that we hardly

know what to expect next.

I sent a

short note to J L Yates at Hatchley

telling him that I could not be with

them on August 22nd much as

I would like to - that [extra E in]

the name was bad blunder and

should have been corrected at-ones

when I showed to my son. All he

remarked that being in one place

one hundred years thy surly

ought to know the correct spelling of their

own name. However I hope they

make a success of the meeting

I can be of better help to you in writing

up the [bribe] in a historical sense

never heard Dad mention of grand-

father ancestors but we were told

page 2

that his brother Philip was a

painter and [glamer] and when he

had saved about $25 that he went

to the Derby races and bet the whole

pile on what was sure to be a winner

and lost and that he was afraid

to go home and admit his foolish

venture to his father so he enlisted

in the Army and he came home

21 years after from Paris where

the treaty of peace was signed

after the Battle of Waterloo ending

the war with the Napoleon gang

it was said he lost a hunk of

[heel] in that skirmish which

occurred [from] 18-1815

I am that surprised to learn

that the farmers of Burford

Township rais tobacco though

old Jim Wright used to raise a

little on some [sandy] land he

owned down near Harley

first- for his own use

page 3

he used to hang it up to cure

in the drive barn - personally

I wish sir Water Raleah had

left tobacco in South America

where he found it smoke

some but do not chew

and got-be a dam nuscanse

to one and I sometimes think

it causes me to smell more

like a skunk than anything

else but more than half

the girls out here smoke

cigarettes so we have

plenty of company.

[Give Char] my present

address and tell him

I will [be] more than

page 4

pleased to hear from

him - hard how the family

is scattered around and

I can ahrdly realize that

its 27 years since [Claire]

wrote me that when he

was over sea chasing the

gerries back out of France

Well it seems to be all

over now and the

Japs and Krouts too will

get-good and tired of

chewing humble pie

We are having a two

day holiday to celebrate the

wars ending well this seems

be end of the line so I will close

with much Love A K Yates

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Letter Written by A K Yates


This item is a letter dated August 16, 1945 written by A K Yates to a cousin which contains a response to being invited to a get together planned by John Yates as well as some background information regarding a relative.