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Letter to William Clarke from Florence Clarke
Description
Creators
Clarke, Florence, 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 his elder sister Florence Clarke, who is living in Sheffield, England. Her letter concerns a visit she recently had with their younger sisters Elizabeth & Vera Clarke. She wishes she could visit Canada but didn’t want to leave her sisters or aunt.
Florence also thanked William for his Christmas gift, and wishes William a happy birthday.
Date of Original
JAnuary 16, 1928
Subject(s)
Local identifier
2019SC001.003
Language of Item
English
Geographic Coverage
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.2 Longitude: -80.38333
  • England, United Kingdom
    Latitude: 53.38297 Longitude: -1.4659
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Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
Recommended Citation
Letter to William Clarke from Florence Clarke. January 16, 1928. Shirley Caron Collection. Item No. 2019SC001.003.
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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

C/o [illegible]

[Stanly elowe] Lane

Fulwood

Sheffield

January 16.28

My Dear Billy,

[Here] I am landed at last dear but I cannot

settle here some how, I don't know why.

I am very sorry to tell you dear that the bedroom slippers

you sent me are miles to large I only take fives dear +

I'm most [terribly] sorry my feet are not a bit bigger

as they look so nice and comfortable.

Auntie Ada at [Patsmoore] likes the slippers very much

+ she would like to buy them + send you the money

for them if you will let her know how much they cost

you.

You see it would be [useless] sending them back

as you would not be able to change them

now as it will be a long time in between. So the

best thing will be [for] you to let use know how much

they were + we can either send you the

cash or Auntie Ada can let me have it + I

can get some thing here but I would much

rather you had the cash sent to you + I [shall]

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be able to think it came from Canada so you

must not forget to let us know dear.

I went to see Betty and Vera on Saturday night they were

giving a [consert] + the had a collection + I should think

there would be more than 12 at the most + they got

10/5 [towards] a wireless so they [didn't] do bad did they.

Betty's been ill in bed + she can hardly talk poor kid.

Betty + Vera seemed to pleased because you sent

them some thing at Christmas it was ever so

nice to see how their little faces beamed up, they were

telling me about it. Have you heard from

any of the [relations] [lately] I know Auntie Ada +

Uncle Bernard [wrote] to you.

I was thinking [seriously] of coming to Canada

until I went to see Betty + V. on Saturday night,

but really you know if I absented them poor little

darlings they would have no one see that [Auntie Ada's sister) didn't put on them because

she is a (pig). I suppose I shall have to put

coming to Canada off for a year or two

at least.

Just fancy its your birthday today so I

will wish you a many happy [returns] of the day.

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I'm most awfully sorry dear but we've got to go

to bed now the cook is [not] much of a [sport] we've got

to be in bed by ten o'clock + up at 6:15 in the morning.

We'll I think this is all for the present dear.

Best love

Your loving

sister Florence

xxxxxxx

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Letter to William Clarke from Florence Clarke


This item is a letter sent to William Clarke, a teenage English boy who had been living in Paris, Ontario for two years, from his elder sister Florence Clarke, who is living in Sheffield, England. Her letter concerns a visit she recently had with their younger sisters Elizabeth & Vera Clarke. She wishes she could visit Canada but didn’t want to leave her sisters or aunt.
Florence also thanked William for his Christmas gift, and wishes William a happy birthday.