Letter to Angus McKay from Harriet Traill:
Letter reading "Fort Pitt, May 19th 1876 - My dear Angus, We are quite well and happy here with mother we arrived last Sunday evening and found mamma all alone papa had gone up to Edmonton to relieve Mr B. Hardesty of the charge for awhile. You will see Mr Traill as he goes home he will go and see you, and he will tell you all about his children, we are all well and I hope you are the same. Mamma is sending you a pair of trousers each and 3 shirts each and Gilbert a suit and lots of shoes, your winter gloves she will send by and by, James and Joe's shirts are washed the same but they will know the difference by the sizes of the shirts. Mamma is sorry that she can't go down and see you this year but if she is well you will have the pleasure of seeing her next year. I am so sick of the trips that I have made up my mind to stay here with our mother for the summer, my little son is a troublesome child and gives me so much to do that I think it is better to stay here with mother. Mr Traill is going for so short a time that it is not worth the while to go with him and now with love to you all I remain your loving sister, H. Traill. P.S. Mamma sends the shoes you asked for, for [?] Eliza Prichard, and also the shoes for Mr [?] Matheson she charges him five dollars for them and the money you will get and have it for pocket money, you will divide it with your brothers of course you give them two pair to [?] Prichard in a present. H. Traill"
letters (correspondence)familiessisters (siblings)shoes (footwear)
385 Corr - McKay family - Traills (sister and brother-in-law)
Univesity Library, University of Saskatchewan
1 physical item; 26.5 x 20.5 cm, folded in half
Division 6 - North West
RM of Frenchman Butte No. 501