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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 mentions that she will be soon turning 19, and wonders about William's happiness so far from his family. She also mentions that their sister Elizabeth has finished school and Vera has the measles along with many others in Sheffield.
Date of Original
February 11, 1928
Subject(s)
Local identifier
2019SC001.004
Collection
Shirley Caron Collection
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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Recommended Citation
Letter to William Clarke from Florence Clarke. February 11, 1928. Shirley Caron Collection. Item No. 2019SC001.004.
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Full Text

C/o [Stamford] [Grange]

Fulwood

Sheffield

Sunday

Feb 11.28

My Dear Billy,

I [trust] this letter will find you well +

happy Dear.

We've got about 12 in of snow us this way + its still

snowing like (Busker Best) the snow of course only

began last night [while] I was in the [Pictures]. I

suppose you will remember the wicker Picture

Palace dont you.

I went to the Abbot hall about 3 weeks ago

to see [Rev.] [Hui] if ever I get over to your part

of the world dear you want to see it as its

[great] I went to the Abbot Hall 3 times to get

in and waited [two] hours at a time to see it but

it was worth it.

Our poor little [Babes] has had the measles, poor

little kid + our Betty has left school to buy

[sing] its making me look old and if [illegible]

by give I shall be nineteen soon + never been

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washed [illegible] or mangled.

Well dear you never wrote yet to say whether

you've received the wallet yet + I'm so [worried]

you know you are [such] a [long] way from us and as

I often wonder if you are happy in that

strange land.

I went to Dawson's in [Fargate] a fortnight ago

to ask what conditions I could go to Canada

for and they gave me a book all about Canada

but really it is so expensive with the things one

has to have on the voyage + [train] journey.

Do you reconise this Photo of me no doubt I

shall have altered from when you last saw

me. I wish you could have a photograph taken.

I haven't one only when you were about eight.

of course I don't suppose you will have any

where, were you can have your photo taken have

you.

I went to see Auntie Ada at [Donnall] last

Sunday + she does look ill.

[Edwin Mason] is getting married on Easter

Monday to a girl named Gladys I don't

know her other name but I don't [recon] very

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very much to her.

I think Auntie Ada is worrying her self over him,

they are going to live at home with Auntie Ada + Uncle Herbert.

So we'll hope that Edwin + Gladys will

be happy eh.

The [twins] at uncle Bernard's have had measles

very bad.

I suppose you will remembers Lizzie she had flu

very bad + poor kid she's gone as thin as a nail.

I think everybody is suffering from Cold or measles

in Sheffield lets hope you haven't got measles or

anything like that I suppose if you had all the

boy pals would pull you leg for you dear.

I think this is all for the present dear but

look out for some comics by the nearest

post.

Best love

your ever loving

sister Florence

xxxxxx

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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 mentions that she will be soon turning 19, and wonders about William's happiness so far from his family. She also mentions that their sister Elizabeth has finished school and Vera has the measles along with many others in Sheffield.