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Title: Stewart, Frances to Brown, Frances, 1871
ID4804
CollectionRevisiting Our Forest Home_The immigrant letters of Frances Stewart [J. L. Aoki]
Filestewart/86
Year1871
SenderStewart, Frances
Sender Genderfemale
Sender Occupationhousewife
Sender Religionunknown
OriginDouro Township, Newcsatle District, Upper Canada
DestinationSunnyside, Canada
RecipientBrown, Frances
Recipient Genderfemale
Relationshipgrandmother-granddaughter
Source
Archive
Doc. No.
Date
Partial Date
Doc. Type
Logunknown
Word Count285
Genrefamily life
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Transcript1871: October 1
To Frances S. Brown, Sunnyside

1st Oct'r 1871

My dear Fan

I think I will send you a nice little bit of poetry which I think may be considered & called a hymn which I have copied out of The Sunday at home,
and I took a notion you would like it tho' it looks rather long. I like to have some thing to write on Sunday so I also send you a scrap if you intend
reading out scraps in the evening. I will (DV) give it to you on your return from church. Is Jessie to come home with you. I think she must be getting homesick, she so seldom likes being long from home. Do you know I am awfully sleepy. I have nodded two or three times over this. The house here is always so quiet & still. Even Dunbar never makes any noise like what other boys do & dear wee Rolley is too far off to hear the noise.
Oh dear I was asleep just when I was writing the words "to hear" in
the 4th line back & I dreamed that someone said "Rolley has gone to
Washington to see the President! & to be examined for the new situation"
& I was just thinking why he went off so far & did not come to say Goodbye
when I awoke, & now I will stop as I have been asleep again. Goodbye dear,
Ever your own Grannie.
Oh see all the wee marks where my pen wandered to & had a wee
dance to itself tho' it is Sunday. Goodbye dear. I am your own fond G
once more & for ever,
F Stewart