Guelph Museums logo Collections Database

Archive Record

  • Email This Page
  • Send Feedback
Catalog Number 1981.21.15.7
Object Name Letter
Title Courtship Letter to Estelle Bricker from Lincoln Goldie, 1902
Date 06/04/1902
Year Range from 1902
Year Range to 1902
Description Envelope and Courtship Letter to Miss Estelle A. Bricker from Lincoln Goldie.
.1 Envelope addressed to Miss Estelle A. Bricker, Waterloo, Ont.
Postmarked on back: "Waterloo, Ont. AM / JUN 05/02".
.2 Letter is six pages, handwritten in pen on cream coloured paper with blue printed letterhead: "Office of The People's Mills, The James Goldie Co., Limited, Proprietors / Guelph, Canada".
Letter addressed to "My Very Own Stella" from Lincoln Goldie, and is dated June 4, 1902, two months prior to their wedding. He notes that Estelle is still busy and there is no use saying anything to her, "for apparently it does not the slightest good." He expresses his concern for her "working over time and losing" her sleep. He writes:
"After you are married Stella you must be more reasonable on the work question. Have been reading through your letter and oh little girl, how I do wish were with you now to hold you closer than show the love I have for you, after all it is not necessary for Stella you do know I love you madly." He writes that he has been looking at the calendar and sees that "it is exactly nine weeks today till our wedding takes place.... I am just beginning to feel myself again and in another day or two will be fully well and rested." Tells Estelle that he has been so busy with the elections, he has seen little of his mother, "enough however to know that I was perfectly justified in saying "All right." We had breakfast together yesterday morning and had a long talk. She remarked that had seen very little of me lately and being absent on Sunday, knew where I was. She asked how I found Estelle and also gave me a few words of advice, wanted to know what was to be gained by not getting married in the near future. I told her that it would come off in August and how very happy she seemed to be. I asked her plainly what she thought of my girl, the answer was, "I like her very very much and am sure Estelle will make you a good wife. She thought, however, you were somewhat embarrassed but at that she did not wonder. Mother appreciated you calling on her and regretted her age did not permit calling on you long before this. Seeing you are already Mother does not blame you for wanting to be married in Aug. I mentioned our plans as to going home till we had a house of our own. Mother said, "Tell Estelle that I will do everything in my power to make her happy, in fact, we all will." I must say Stell you have made a most favorable impression. Of this, I am glad, but really , if otherwise it would not keep us apart. Now my little pet, I hope you will be pleased. I give you my word that have not exaggerated in the slightest. As long as my mother is satisfied, don't care for Aunts or anybody else. She spoke the other day about me going over for an hour if you look for me please do not let it be Friday for I have a meeting that evening.... Ever your Lincoln."
People Goldie, Lincoln
Goldie, Estelle
Bricker, Estelle A.
Search Terms Goldie's Mill
Dimensions .1 Envelope - 14.4 x 8.6 cm. - L x W
.2-.7 Letter - 21 x 13.7 cm. - L x W