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Letter to William Clarke from Eveline Hills of National Children’s Home and Orphanage
Description
Creators
Hills, Eveline, Author
Clarke, William
, Recipient
Media Type
Text
Item Type
Documents
Description
This item is a letter sent to William Clarke, a teenage English boy who had been living in Paris, Ontario for two years, from Eveline Hills, representing the National Children’s Home and Orphanage's Immigration Branch in Hamilton.

The contents of this letter regard William's request for a trip to visit his home in the 'Old Country.' As he was still under the guardianship of the Home and only 16 years old, his request was denied. He was encouraged instead to remain for another year and see what work is being offered by Mr. Brooks. The item also came with an envelope.
Date of Original
January 11, 1928
Subject(s)
Local identifier
2019SC001.002
Collection
Shirley Caron Collection
Language of Item
English
Geographic Coverage
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.25011 Longitude: -79.84963
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.2 Longitude: -80.38333
Copyright Statement
Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
Recommended Citation
Letter to William Clarke from Eveline Hills of National Children’s Home and Orphanage. January 11, 1928. Shirley Caron Collection. Item No. 2019SC001.002.
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County of Brant Public Library
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County of Brant Public Library (Paris Branch)
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Paris, ON
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Full Text

The National Children's Home and Orphanage

Established 1869 - (Founded by Dr. Stephenson)

Principle: Rev. W. Hodson Smith

General Secretary: Mr. Charles N. Barns

Immigration Branch:

Governor--- Mr. Frank Hills

Letters should be addressed:

Box 55, Hamilton, Ontario.

Telephone Garf. 333.

The Delta

Main Street East, Hamilton

January 11, 1928

Mr. William Clark

C/o Mr. Gerald Brooks

R.R.3,

Paris, Ont.

Dear William:-

Your letter to hand, I was very pleased

to hear from you and thank you for your message of

sympathy.

I note your remarks about making a short

visit to the Old Country but I am afraid we shall have to

disappoint you as you are still under the Guardianship

of the Home and we cannot consent to this. It is up

to your to save your money so you will have a nice little

sum to fall back on and then if you wish to make a trip

to the Old Country we should have nothing to say, but

while you are under the Guardianship of the Home we cannot give our consent.

I see by our Records you are only just

sixteen years of age and only in this Country not

quite two years. If I were you I would have a talk with

Mr. Brooks and see if he wants to keep you another year

and what wages he offers. You are in a good home and

very happy and have given excellent service and I think

you would do well to stay on another year if Mr. Brooks

makes you a good offer. Think this letter over and when

you have had a talk with Mr. Brooks let us hear from you

again.

I am

Yours very truly,

Eveline Hills

S/R

Envelope Front:

Hamilton

11 PM

January 11

1928

Ontario.

Mr. William Clarke,

C/o Mr. Gerald Brooks,

R.R.3,

Paris

Ontario

Envelope Back:

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Letter to William Clarke from Eveline Hills of National Children’s Home and Orphanage


This item is a letter sent to William Clarke, a teenage English boy who had been living in Paris, Ontario for two years, from Eveline Hills, representing the National Children’s Home and Orphanage's Immigration Branch in Hamilton.

The contents of this letter regard William's request for a trip to visit his home in the 'Old Country.' As he was still under the guardianship of the Home and only 16 years old, his request was denied. He was encouraged instead to remain for another year and see what work is being offered by Mr. Brooks. The item also came with an envelope.