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Letter to William Clarke from Florence Clarke
Description
Creators
Clarke, Elizabeth, 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 has moved to a new address since the “general” at her last place passed away. She also mentions that their sister Vera is spending a 3 week holiday with Auntie Ada, after talking about her own holidays. She also said she enclosed a picture of herself in the letter, and hopes that William thinks it is good.

Four single-sided pages.
Date of Original
August 9, 1928
Subject(s)
Local identifier
2019SC001.012
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. August 9, 1928. Shirley Caron Collection. Item No. 2019SC001.012.
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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

Aug 9th

C/O [Mrs. Hay]

256 [Fulwood] Rd.

Sheffield

My Dear Billy,

Just a few lines dear hoping

you are keeping well [das]. As you see by my

address I have moved once more I don't

seem to be able to settle down these days

I only came here yesterday and the place

seems alright so far, Auntie Bertha got

me this place and she came this morning to

see if was getting along alright pom-

-pom. I went to [Shirebrook] for a weeks

holiday before I came here and I had a

very good holiday too heaps of boys

and plenty of [dances] and picnics. I

managed to make a conquest [alright]

but I don't suppose I shall write to him

as boys are nothing in my line as

I'm more for [fruit]. I dare say you will have

plenty of strings to you now eh.

Page 2:

2/.

I went up to Auntie Ada's at [Darnall] before

I came yesterday as Vera's out for 3 weeks

holiday and she's gone is [Darnall] up on my

word she is a shy little kid I wonder if

she really knew me as she never said a

word to the cat but even then I must

say she does look well. Betty hasn't

come home she's gone with the girl guides

for a [fortnight] I do hope she will have

a good time. All the maids at my last place

had to leave as the general passed on to the

other side of the [river] and the old girl timed

out a bad egg she was the absolute

[limit] [when we left] she gave us 4/

short of our wages the old cat so I told

her I was [illegible] if she was by [Jove]

I think burning would be to good for

her. What do you think to my photo

everyone says it a very good one of

me I don't think it is. Do you like this

[we] I've got you I hope you will

Page 3:

3/.

dear as I got out from Mansfield

about 6 miles a way from where I stayed

By the way have you got a []

wrist [watch] by any chance if you

have tell me something else you would

like dear old chap. Well my dear do

write and let me know how you are getting

along as it worries all the family

when no one hears from you. I wonder

if your thoughts are other [wised] eng-

aged what. what. Oh well I suppose

I must use and [shire] like a donkey and

last gallop. Goodbye old man

tile next time.

Tons of love

your ever loving

sister Flo

xxxxx

P.S. I often wonder

if we shall ever meet again dear

I wish I wasn't such a coward

to cross the big [spitt].

Page 4:

Loves Jolly

good luck

xx

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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 has moved to a new address since the “general” at her last place passed away. She also mentions that their sister Vera is spending a 3 week holiday with Auntie Ada, after talking about her own holidays. She also said she enclosed a picture of herself in the letter, and hopes that William thinks it is good.

Four single-sided pages.