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Letter Addressed to Ida Yates
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This item is a letter dated January 7th, 1884 addressed to Ida Yates from "Kate W" in Brantford regarding a pattern for drapes or curtains.
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Jean Sumsion Collection
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.0259201331346 Longitude: -80.5176615292359
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Letter Addressed to Ida Yates, 1884. Burford Township Historical Society, Item No. 1999.113.010.
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Miss Ida Yates



Page 1:


Jan 7th/84


Dear Ida:

It is really too

bad that I [have been] so

long in sending your

another tie [illegible] piece

[pattern] but I have truly

been so very, very busy since

I came [illegible]

been impossible to [illegible]

before & [illegible] I have just

got home & it is quite

late I [determined] to write

you to night - your Pa

was in on Saturday but

I thought I had better

Page 2:

write & explain to you

as [illegible] do not [illegible]

[illegible] such things

I went down to see Mrs

[illegible] last week she

had no [pattern] but

her own & your mother

has seen before.

The latest style is a

[illegible] straight across

the top of the [window]

from twelve to sixteen

inches deep with [illegible]

on the bottom or a

[illegible] of some other


[illegible] they would be

very pretty on a bay-

window - will send

Page 3:

a pattern of the [illegible]

[illegible] she has in her

room it is very pretty

but the [illegible]

so simple & requires

but little material

some sew brass or silver

rings on the top & sup-

port them by a pole

others just [illegible] sleeve

to the top of the window

there can you under-

stand any thing about

it by very descriptive

[illegible] have

kept up a constant chat-

ter ever since I started

to write. I can not [realize]

that [illegible] is to leave us

Page 4:

so soon a week from

next Wednesday

Have you [discovered]

your letter yet?

I have had two or three

interruptions since I

sat down to write &

it is now past twelve

so I will have to close

will send pattern by

[illegible] mail write

soon & tell me how

you are getting on

I hope you are [illegible]

in your new house it

is dreadfully cold in


Good night

pleasant dreams

[Kate W]

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Letter Addressed to Ida Yates

This item is a letter dated January 7th, 1884 addressed to Ida Yates from "Kate W" in Brantford regarding a pattern for drapes or curtains.