|Title||Courtship Letter to Estelle Bricker from Lincoln Goldie|
|Year Range from||1902|
|Year Range to||1902|
Envelope and Courtship Letter to Miss Estelle A. Bricker from Lincoln Goldie.
.1 Envelope addressed to Miss Estelle A. Bricker, Waterloo, Ont. Handwritten date written above Estelle: "Feby 28/02".
Postmarked on back: "Waterloo, Ont. AM FE23 / 02".
.2-.6 - Letter is five pages, handwritten in pencil on off-white paper with blue printed letterhead: "Office of The People's Mills, The James Goldie Co., Limited, Proprietors / Guelph, Canada".
Letter addressed to "My Own Dear Stella" and is dated February 27, 1902. Lincoln Goldie writes that he has made up his mind "not to joke about breaking off their engagement; I look upon it as too serious a matter to make light of....not for the world would I do anything to cause an eruption and in this, I know that [I] have your assistance, so please Stell let us stop that fooling." Talks about the train being an hour late at Guelph and as there were no cabs in sight, he had to walk home in the rain and got "well drenched, and all for the love of" Stella. Speaks about how he is not the same man now that he and she have become engaged. At one time, he was looking for fun, and "would not think life worth living if could not be with the boys all the time." He states that Estelle hurt him when she said she "will not be married in Dec." Continues to discuss his feelings for her and when he will next write her. Said he forgot to give her stamps when he saw her last.
Bricker, Estelle A.
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.1 - Envelope -14.5 x 8.5 cm. - L x W
.2-.6- Letter - 21 x 13.7 cm. - L x W