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Catalog Number 1970.40.58.2
Object Name Letter
Title .1- Letter to Mr. Higinbotham from Alexander Tilloch Galt, 1938
.2 Letter to Mr. Higinbotham from Alexander Tilloch Galt, 1942
Date Circa 1940
Year Range from 1938.0
Year Range to 1942.0
Description .1 and .2 Two handwritten letters to Mr. Higinbotham from Alexander Tilloch Galt.
.1. Handwritten letter to Mr. Higinbotham from Alexander Tilloch Galt, dated "Toronto, October 26, 1938."
"Please address: Columbia Bible College, Columbia, South Carolina, U.S.A. / Toronto, October 26, 1938.
Dear Mr. Higinbotham,
Your letter, October 10th was very welcome and, I hope you will be able to write me again soon. If you have time, do please read "The ?" by my Grandfather. No doubt it is in the Guelph Library.
This morning I gave the young gentleman who forwards my letters, - Bank of Montreal - Yonge and Queen address - a copy of "The Annals of the Parish" and "The Ayrshire Leg?", (one volume in "Everyman's Library.")
My sister Kate, now 77, was in Toronto, recently, for five days, and I enjoyed seeing her very much indeed.
My sister has been four times to the Holy Land, around the world, and crossed the Atlantic over ninety times.
Ten days ago I called on the widow of Bishop Sullivan ( I should be glad to have a copy of that letter written to you by her husband) and had a very interesting visit. Mrs. Sullivan is about 95.
Last Friday, I had supper with a lady, whose father was on a wonderful Mediterranean cruise with me during the winter of 1933. Her husband is the superintendent of Calvin Church Sunday School.
With kindest remembrances, I am, very truly yours, Alexander Tilloch Galt."
.2 Handwritten letter to Mr. Higinbotham from Alexander Tilloch Galt, dated, "173 Madison Avenue, Toronto, June 4th, 1942."
"Dear Mr. Higinbotham,
Your picture card of the ? Arms Hotel, Fort Myers, Florida, was very welcome indeed. I congratulate you heartily, on your younger son being made a Major in the U.S. Army, Medical Corps. The success of your children must be the greatest satisfaction to you.
Four of my seven surviving sisters are now in Victoria, two in Montreal, and one in Winnipeg. My sister Kate has left Victoria, and taken a flat in "The Lin?," 1509 Sherbrooke Street West, Montreal.
There have only been a few words about Cologne cathedral in the newspapers. It was from my eldest sister, the late Mrs. Robert Grant of Boston (married in 1883) that I first heard of that marvelous building, which I have been amazed by countless times. My first Lord's Day on the Continent of Europe was spent at Cologne, in 1899, where I was on my way to Switzerland. I never heard such singing. The echo in the cathedral is very wonderful, and makes the music thrilling. The shrine of the "Three Kings" is supposed to contain the bones of the Wise Men from the East. I recall, too, the ancient statue of St. Christopher. The stone vaulting of the nave is 160 feet above the floor!! With kindest remembrances, I am, Very truly yours,
Alexander Tilloch Galt."
People Galt, Alexander Tilloch
Grant, Robert (Mrs.)
Galt, Kate (sister of Alexander Tilloch Galt)
Galt, John
Higinbotham Family
Higinbotham, Mr.
Search Terms World War II
Subjects TRAVEL & EXPLORATION
RELIGION - CHURCHES
WORLD WAR II
MUSIC
ARCHITECTURE - CHURCHES
LITERATURE - ADULT
COMMUNICATION
SENIORS
OLD AGE
FAMILY
FRIENDSHIP
Dimensions .1 - 25 x 19.5 cm. - L x W
.2 - 25.75 x 20 cm. - L x W