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Catalog Number 1979.26.1.3
Object Name Letter
Title .1 & .2 - Birch Bark Letter to Miss G. Barber from her father, June 1913
.3 - Envelope, November 1914
Date 11/16/1914
Year Range from 1913
Year Range to 1914
Description .1 & .2 Letter to Miss Lily Barber written on birch bark.
.3 - Envelope
.1 & .2 Letter originally a piece of birch bark which has split into two parts.
.1 - One side addressed to "Miss Lily Barber, Guelph, Ont. Canada."
.2 - Letter was written in Smoky Falls and addressed to "My Darling Daughter" from "Papa". Dated June 1, 1913.
Letter reads: "Received your letter and was very glad to hear from you and to know you were getting along so well at school. You will soon be as good a writer as I am. Expect to be home in few days and see you. How is your farm getting along. Will write you some other time. From your loving Papa".
.3 Envelope addressed to "Miss Lily Barber , 85 Norfolk St., Guelph, Ont." Postmarked: "Orillia, Ont. Nov. 16 / 11 AM / 1914." This date does not correspond with date on the birch bark letter. Two cent red Canada Post stamp, in upper right corner is torn. King George V is on stamp. Right end of envelope torn.
People Barber, Lily (Miss)
Dimensions .1 & .2 - 12 x 8 cm. - L x W
.3 Envelope - 14 x 8.5 cm. - L x W