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Catalog Number M2006X.13.1
Object Name Letter
Title Letter to John McCrae from Lord Earl Grey, 1910
Date 09/26/1910
Year Range from 1910
Year Range to 1910
Description Letter to John McCrae from Lord Earl Grey. The letter is one piece of paper folded in half to create four sides. Three of the sides have been filled. The front half has a black edge and a header "Citadel, Quebec". The letter from Earl Grey thanking McCrae for accompanying him on the trip to Hudson's Bay. The letter also originally had a cheque for $250.00 for payment for McCrae's services.

" Citadel, Quebec Sep 26/10

Dear J. Macrae

I enclose cheque for $250, the smallest professional fee I can ask you to accept for responding to my appeal to accompany me to Hudson Bay.

It was a great pleasure to me to have you as one of my Party and I am very grateful to you for every real contribution you made to my own individual and to the general enjoyment of the trip.

You were able to beat the record of the Arabian nights, for I believe the 3000 miles of our travel were illumined by as many stories!

I see the Professor is in print covering whole sheets of Newspapers!

I remain with my kindest regards ever sincerely yours
Grey"
People Grey, Earl (Lord)
McCrae, John
Search Terms McCrae - Earl Grey Trip
Dimensions 25.5 cm w x 20.3 cm l