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Title: Stewart, Frances to Stewart, Harriet, 1868
ID4785
CollectionRevisiting Our Forest Home_The immigrant letters of Frances Stewart [J. L. Aoki]
Filestewart/67
Year1868
SenderStewart, Frances
Sender Genderfemale
Sender Occupationhousewife
Sender Religionunknown
OriginDouro Township, Newcsatle District, Upper Canada
DestinationActon, Ontario, Canada
RecipientStewart, Harriet
Recipient Genderfemale
Relationshipgrandmother-granddaughter
Source
Archive
Doc. No.
Date
Partial Date
Doc. Type
Logunknown
Word Count388
Genrefamily life
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Transcript1868: March 25

To Harriet Stewart, [Acton, Ontario]

Douro 25th. March 1868

My dearest Harriet

I liked your letter very much and I hope you will write to me again. I
have letters very often from my other Grandchildren and now I send
you one from your cousin Herbert. I asked your cousin Harriet to write
to you but she has not one ready but she writes very nicely. I think
you would be very fond of her. She is a very nice little girl and always
merry. She sings very nicely and sings a great many hymns and songs
too. If you ever come back to Canada you will be surprised to see Aunt
Carolines new house. I have not seen it but I hear it is a very pretty
house and I should like to see it and Aunt and Uncle Strickland and
Charlie and Agnes and Arthur.
We have had too much snow and could not go out for a long time.
I have not seen any of your Aunts or cousins except the Browns who
live very near and Aunt Louisa's family. We have no flowers yet but I
suppose you have Violets now and crocuses. Have you a garden? We
sometimes hear a little bird who comes to a tree near the house and
sings in the morning and we hear the crows cawing & see lots of wild
Pigeons. Some beasts called Wolverines have been here this winter and
have killed our hens and amongst them a dear little black hen with a
large topping of black and white feathers. She was so tame she came to
me whenever she saw me and [would] eat bread out of my hand. I was
very sorry. These Wolverines cry at night like some person screaming.
They are like a very large cat. Oh! dear Harrie how much I should like
to kiss you again. Poor old Betty sometimes comes to see us and she often talks of your
Papa. She often nursed him when he was a little boy about as old as Nora.
I should like to see you all my dear little children for you are all warmly
loved by
Your own fond Grandma
F: Stewart
Give my love to Lina and Nora and Henry. Is he to be Henry or Elliott.