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Letter to George Foster and Sons from C. H. Birley
Description
Creators
Birley, C. H., Author
George Foster and Sons
, Recipient
Media Type
Text
Item Type
Documents
Description
This item is a letter sent from C. H. Birley, a Paris merchant, to George Foster and Sons on March 28, 1902. Mr. Birley writes about his recent difficulties on his farming business for why he's been unable to pay back his debts, but ensures that he will make his necessary payments after the next harvest.
Notes
George Foster and Sons was a Wholesale Grocer located at 143 Colborne Street on the historic South Side of Brantford.
Date of Original
March 28, 1902
Subject(s)
Corporate Name(s)
George Foster and Sons
Local identifier
985.86.31.017.001
Collection
Brant Museum and Archives Collection
Language of Item
English
Geographic Coverage
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.1334 Longitude: -80.26636
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.2 Longitude: -80.38333
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Recommended Citation
Letter to George Foster and Sons from C. H. Birley, March 28, 1902. Brant Museum and Archives Collection. Item No. 985.86.031.017.001.
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Brant Museum and Archives Collection
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Brantford, ON N3T 2W6
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Full Text

Paris March 28th - 1902

Geo Foster & Sons

Brantford

Gentlemen, I have you in reference to

my note held by you. I thought when I [spoke]

to you about it in the fall that I would

be able to let you have [part] when I

sold my hogs. By the time I got there ready

the price went down and I did not [receive]

to their sixty or eighty dollars what I

expected. I had my seat and [taxes] to make

a/c and funeral expenses and [declining health]

all of which had to be paid out of this

money as I lost my wheat crop entirely and

it placed me in a bad position. It was

just my [ex] year on the place and

I did not have enough to start clean, so it

has been very close work with me, at one

time. I had almost decided to give up

but you did not [illegible] to [illegible] me for a

Reverse:

time. I did not know the reason until I

received your letter. But it appears to

me as an [intervention] of Providence as it

has given me a chance to arrange [illegible]

business and get in shape for another

craft. [Prospects] are good the wheat and

[clour] have wintered splendidly I have

thirty acres of [magnificent] wheat and

[of] it [illegible] as good as it [provinces] now

I will be able to [illegible] my rely of all [indebting]

during next winter. If you would kindly

[arrange] to hold the note until after

harvest I would make it one of the first

payments. I would not ask it but I have

nothing that I can realise on with any

degree of certainty until the first settlement.

I spoke to Mr. [Saxman] about it and explained

to him and I think he will be [surley]

to [end] as before. Have a talk with him and

with me again. Yours truly, C. H. Birley.

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Letter to George Foster and Sons from C. H. Birley


This item is a letter sent from C. H. Birley, a Paris merchant, to George Foster and Sons on March 28, 1902. Mr. Birley writes about his recent difficulties on his farming business for why he's been unable to pay back his debts, but ensures that he will make his necessary payments after the next harvest.