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Letter to William Clarke from Bernard Mason
Description
Mystery Question
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Creators
Mason, Bernard, 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 a number of years, from his Uncle Bernard who is living in Sheffield, England with his Auntie Ada, and cousins and Bernard and Georgie. Pages are missing from this letter, so his writings are incomplete. He tries to update William about the doings of his relatives back in England. He also says they would like to come to Canada if William can get them a farming job. If William is able to write back soon, they can arrange to come and they will bring Florence with them. Uncle Bernard mentions that they wish to come as there will be better future prospects for George and Bernard when they grow up rather than in Sheffield.
Notes
Pages 1, 2, 4 and 5 are missing from this letter.
Date of Original
1928
Subject(s)
Local identifier
2019SC001.019
Collection
Shirley Caron Collection
Language of Item
English
Geographic Coverage
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.2 Longitude: -80.38333
  • England, United Kingdom
    Latitude: 53.3814341261922 Longitude: -1.45233875122074
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 Bernard Mason. C1928. Shirley Caron Collection. Item No. 2019SC001.019.
Contact
County of Brant Public Library
Email
WWW address
Agency street/mail address
County of Brant Public Library (Paris Branch)
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Paris, ON
N3L 1K7 | @brantlibrary
Full Text

(Front Page):

(3)

Dorothy Howe is poorly in bed at

present with [Flue]. Aunt Ada at

Darnell has been very [poorly] but

last time I heard any news she was

going on alight and your Uncle John

at [Harley] and Aunt Ethel and cousin

Ethel Howe at [Harley] are going on [illegible].

and I should write him a line [when]

you get the change and tell him

that he aught to be in Canada

for a [ramble] for he has joined the

ramblers club here in Sheffield and

he goes every weekend rambling in

the country his address is 3 [Ann's

Bood Harley] Sheffield (Eng) I

am sure he would be very pleased to

get a line or two from you. Vera

and Elizabeth are going on nicely and they

(Back Page):

(6)

come [here] when they have their month

holiday which they have about Bank

Holiday but the dear children in the

Cherry Tree Orphanage are deprived

of their month holiday this year

owing to some disease going about

but I hope they will not be deprived

of it next year for it is only once a

year and it is a pity they get deprived

of it through one disease going

about but never mind [] are looking

forward to seeing them here next

August for they all seem to like to

come to Uncle Bernard's [at 21]. Auntie

Ada says she would like to

come out to Canada also I would love to

come out and bring my tow little boys

Bernard and Georgie for they

(7)

are getting bit boys now for they have

been going to school since Aug and

they are all excitement this week

for they are having a concert at [Fino]

Hill Council School this afternoon

and to [nervous but noon] and on

Wednesday they are going to have

a tea party before they reach up

for their Christmas Holiday so

you can bet they are getting quite

[excited] [and] I think if you can get

me a job in Canada we will pack

up and come for I should like to

come and so would Auntie Ada and

the boys Bernard and Georgie and

I think Florence would come with

us as well so I think you had [better]

(Front Page):

(8)

try and get me a job farming if

you can somewhere near to you and

we will come and bring Florence

with us so write back and let

me hear what you have got to

say about it I should like to try

and be a farmer for I understand

horses and machinery a bit and I

don't think I should be long in [keeping]

that [Job up] for it would just suit

me and then is also better prospects

for Georgie and Bernard where they

grow up so if you can get me in any-

where don't forget your uncle

Bernard and don't be long in writing

back with best love from all at

home hoping you are keeping in good

health and strength as it leaves us all []

at present,

From your dear uncle

and Georgie and Bernard xxxxxxxxx

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Letter to William Clarke from Bernard Mason


This item is a letter sent to William Clarke, a teenage English boy who had been living in Paris, Ontario for a number of years, from his Uncle Bernard who is living in Sheffield, England with his Auntie Ada, and cousins and Bernard and Georgie. Pages are missing from this letter, so his writings are incomplete. He tries to update William about the doings of his relatives back in England. He also says they would like to come to Canada if William can get them a farming job. If William is able to write back soon, they can arrange to come and they will bring Florence with them. Uncle Bernard mentions that they wish to come as there will be better future prospects for George and Bernard when they grow up rather than in Sheffield.