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Letter to William Clarke from Elizabeth Clarke
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Clarke, William
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Item Type
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Description
This item is a letter sent to William Clarke, a teenage English boy who had been living in Paris, Ontario for two years, likely from his younger sister Elizabeth from the Cherry Tree Orphanage. Her letter thanks William for the gifts he had sent to her. She also mentions that everyone is away from school in quarantine due to a measles epidemic, and that after school she plans to work in the orphanage.
One Page, double-sided.
Date of Original
February 26, 1928
Subject(s)
Personal Name(s)
William Clarke
Local identifier
2019SC001.006
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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Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
Recommended Citation
Letter to William Clarke from Elizabeth Clarke. February 26, 1928. Shirley Caron Collection. Item No. 2019SC001.006.
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County of Brant Public Library (Paris Branch)
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Paris, ON
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Full Text

Sherrytree Orphanage

Lotley Rise

N. Sheffield

26-2-28

Dear Billie,

Did you receive my last letter because

those things you sent us were simply splendid and we

thank you very much.

You will be sorry to hear that

Vera as had a slight attack of measles and she

is almost better as she got up today but is not

able to mix with us. We are all away from school

now in quarantine and shall be for at least

another fortnight as measles is all over the village

and there are 101 children away from school.

This morning when Vera got up someone found

spots on one of the little boys and now we think

he has started.

We have had some funny weather

over here. One day it was snowing and thundering and lightening at the same time, after that we

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had some very fine days and was nice to be

away from school. But now we are having nasty

wet mist and hardly fit to be out of doors.

This year we have started to have little services on

the last Sunday afternoon in every month

and the lady who comes came this afternoon

and we had quite a nice little service.

When we go back to school

after this illness I shall only have another

2-3 weeks to go as I am leaving at the

end of March and shall do work in the

Orphanage, but I really do not want to

leave school yet.

Do you remember Madge Lilly

(my friend) if you do she is going to write

to you. Not long ago she asked

me for your address and I told her what I

thought it was. and she wrote to this place...

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Letter to William Clarke from Elizabeth Clarke


This item is a letter sent to William Clarke, a teenage English boy who had been living in Paris, Ontario for two years, likely from his younger sister Elizabeth from the Cherry Tree Orphanage. Her letter thanks William for the gifts he had sent to her. She also mentions that everyone is away from school in quarantine due to a measles epidemic, and that after school she plans to work in the orphanage.
One Page, double-sided.