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Catalog Number 1981.21.17.7
Object Name Letter
Title Courtship Letter to Estelle Bricker from Lincoln Goldie, 1902
Date 08/01/1902
Year Range from 1902
Year Range to 1902
Description Envelope and Courtship Letter to Estelle Bricker from Lincoln Goldie, August 1, 1902.
.1 Envelope - In black handwritten ink, envelope addressed to "Miss Estelle A. Bricker, Waterloo, Ont." Postage stamp in upper right corner has been removed. Stamped on back: "Waterloo, Ont. AM AU 2 / 02."
.2-.7 - Six page letter, handwritten on cream coloured paper with printed blue letterhead which reads: "Office of The Peoples Mills. / The James Goldie Co. Limited, Proprietors. Guelph, Canada." Letter addressed to "My Dear Stell." Dated Aug. 1, 1902 [five days before their wedding.] Letter reads:
To think that you imagine for one moment that I had forgotten you just breaks my heart. It was too bad that I missed the train yesterday, but really Stell, I could not help it, such a thing only happened twice in a year.
In a way, I am glad that you felt miserable for a day, you know what I mean, Stell, it will be so much nicer when we are away together to have my little girl in perfect health. I am sorry your Aunt ? ? is no better, may she soon be returned to her usual good health.
As regards news Stell, really ?? it seems as if you can tell me everything that happens here. I imagine that miss Francis and you are friends already and that she keeps you posted, for really Stell you know more than I do what is taking place here. Since our conversation last evening, I am anxious to know who accepted the invitations and who declined, you will let me know in the morning, if not then, I hope on Monday morning.
Although went to Post Office last evening about seven o'clock did not receive your letter and when speaking to you over Phone was surprised to know that you had written. I did not mean to disappoint you Stell. I love you too much to intentionally hurt your feelings. You know that, don't you dear.
We have a Cousin and his daughter from the States visiting us and I wish you would send them invitations. I know you will if I ask it. Please Stell send them by return mail and I will see that they are delivered tomorrow evening, so after all they will not be too late. Address to Wm. E. Owen and Miss Francis Owen, both care of Jas. Goldie. Please Stell, do not disappoint me by not sending tomorrow afternoon for they both wish to attend if hear in time. I was reading the Toronto Star this evening and saw our marriage announcement therein. it was in one of the Guelph papers Thursday evening. Stell, little girl it is only five days more when somebody will make me so happy, and my Stella is that only person. I often wonder if you are as contented as I am. I know you are, for how often have you told me so.
How kind of Alf Snyder to place himself at our disposal next Wednesday. He won't regret it.
I will write you for Monday, then good-bye till Tuesday evening.
Your very own, Lincoln".
People Goldie, Lincoln
Goldie, Estelle
Bricker, Estelle A.
Francis, Miss
Owen, Francis (Miss)
Owen, Wm. E.
Snyder, Alf
Search Terms Goldie's Mill
Subjects COURTSHIP
LETTERS AND MAILINGS
SPECIAL EVENTS - WEDDINGS
TRANSPORTATION - RAILWAYS
FAMILY
HEALTH
NEWSPAPERS
Dimensions .1 Envelope: 14.4 x 18.6 cm. - L x W
.2 - .7 Letter: 21 x 13.7 cm. - L x W