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Letter to William Clarke from Ben Johnson
Description
Creators
Johnson, Ben, 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 Ben Johnson, Governor of the National Children’s Home and Orphanage's Immigration Branch in Hamilton. He sends holiday wishes and hopes William will have a "Merry Christmas and Prosperous New Year." Also included in the envelope was another Christmas card.
Date of Original
December 21, 1928
Local identifier
2019SC001.018
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 Ben Johnson. December 21, 1928. Shirley Caron Collection. Item No. 2019SC001.018.
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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. Ben Johnson

Letters should be addressed:

Box 55, Hamilton, Ontario.

Telephone Garf. 333.

The Delta

Main Street East, Hamilton

December 1928

Dear Friend:-

The time of year has come again to wish

our friends the "Old, Old Wish" - "A Merry Christmas

and Prosperous New Year."

Though I may not have the pleasure

of meeting you I want you to feel that I am your friend

and interested in your welfare. If you continue to live

up to the ideals as laid down by your old friend, Mr. Hille

your life cannot be other than a success.

Canada is truly a land of promise, and

the years to come will be full of opportunities for the

fellow willing to dig in and give his best.

Your friends in the "Old Land" are watching

you progress with interest, and it is a great joy to them

to know that so many of you are doing well.

Remember I shall be glad to hear from you at

any time, or better still have the pleasure of seeing you.

The staff join me in wishing you "A right

Merry Christmas and Prosperous New Year."

I am,

Your sincere friend,

Ben Johnson

(Christmas Card Front):

Christmas Greetings

With all kind thoughts

And every good wish

For Christmas and the Coming Year

Box 55, Hamilton, Ben Johnson, Ont., Canada

(Envelope Front):

Hamilton

1pm

Dec 21

1928

Ontario

Mail Early []

Mr. W. Clarke

C/O Gerald [] Brooks.

R.R.3.

Paris,

Ont.

(Envelope Back):

(Stamped)

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Letter to William Clarke from Ben Johnson


This item is a letter sent to William Clarke, a teenage English boy who had been living in Paris, Ontario for two years, from Ben Johnson, Governor of the National Children’s Home and Orphanage's Immigration Branch in Hamilton. He sends holiday wishes and hopes William will have a "Merry Christmas and Prosperous New Year." Also included in the envelope was another Christmas card.