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Letter to George Foster & Sons from J.M. McEwen
Description
Creators
McEwen, J.M., Author
George Foster & Sons
, Recipient
Media Type
Text
Item Type
Documents
Description
This item is a letter sent from J.M. McEwen, a merchant from St. George, to George Foster and Sons on 7 December, 1903. Mr. McEwen writes of complaints of poor quality red delicious apples being sent to customers, and is surprised to hear such complaints about them. He explained that he noticed nothing wrong with the apples when he checked, he is satisfied that the claims are likely overestimated. He adds that he is willing to take off some of the price if this would satisfy both George Foster and his customers.
Notes
George Foster and Sons was a Wholesale Grocer located at 143 Colborne Street on the historic South Side of Brantford.
Date of Original
7 December 1903
Subject(s)
Personal Name(s)
McEwen, J.M.
Corporate Name(s)
George Foster & Sons
Local identifier
985.86.110.020.002
Collection
Brant Museum and Archives Collection
Language of Item
English
Geographic Coverage
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.1330241820458 Longitude: -80.2758872064209
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.2501 Longitude: -80.24966
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Recommended Citation
Letter to George Foster & Sons from J.M. McEwen, December 7, 1903. Brant Museum and Archives Collection. Item No. 985.86.110.020.001.
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Full Text

St. George, Dec 7th/3

Geo Foster + Sons Co

Brantford

Ont.

Gentlemen,

Your [illegible] today. [Re. D. apple]

to Ripley would say that all apples sent you

are 'taken in' this fall and are surprised

to hear of any of the [illegible] being wormy.

I received the apples in paper check of 10 w 12 lb for the

most part and were packed with [illegible] big lb. So

that I did not notice any goods of kind you discover

not expecting such to be in the lot. As to the chance

of 3/4 of said box being in such condition I feel

satisfied that here is over estimated as I

cannot expect the idea that 8 or 10 customers would

bring or offer for sale such goods.

The clearest amt received from any customer would

not be over 40# Yet I would be willing to leave

the 3c out this amt. $1.20.

This and together with no chg for this offer. Should satisfy any

possible claim. [Judging] this to be satisfactory

I am Yours truly,

J.M. McEwen

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Letter to George Foster & Sons from J.M. McEwen


This item is a letter sent from J.M. McEwen, a merchant from St. George, to George Foster and Sons on 7 December, 1903. Mr. McEwen writes of complaints of poor quality red delicious apples being sent to customers, and is surprised to hear such complaints about them. He explained that he noticed nothing wrong with the apples when he checked, he is satisfied that the claims are likely overestimated. He adds that he is willing to take off some of the price if this would satisfy both George Foster and his customers.