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Catalog Number 1978.165.120
Object Name Letter
Title Letter to Miss McNab from John Sutherland re. Practical Joke
Date 10/16/1907
Year Range from 1907.0
Year Range to 1907.0
Description Letter written to Miss McNab from John Sutherland during 3rd period at Guelph Collegiate Institute, 1907. The letter informs Miss McNab that Mr. Sutherland knows that she is the author of a practical joke note and that it was not funny. The letter is written on beige lined paper and handwritten in black ink.

The letter reads:

"Oct. 16/07 G.C.I. 3rd period Afternoon
Miss McNab:
Perhaps it will do no harm if I tell you that the sender of that "joky" postal has been found out. The next time you send a thing like that I would advise you to disguise your writing "slightly". Besides discovering the author of the epistle by the recognition of your writing I was informed by a "looker-on" who saw the actions that afternoon of your friend and yourself. He even saw Miss Macintere put the stamp on the card and saw her posting it. As I said before I thought there would be no harm in informing you of this "matter" and will add that these "practical jokes" cease to be "jokes" when they go so far as to criticizing what one wears.
Yours sincerely
John Sutherland"
People Sutherland, John
McNab, Miss
Search Terms Guelph Collegiate Vocational Institute (GCVI)