Letter to Angus McKay from Harriet Traill:
Letter reading "Vermillion Dec 11th 1889 - My dear Angus, It is long since I have written to you and much longer still since I heard from you, I do hear of you now and again, but I would much rather get a short note from yourself be it ever so short, just to show that we do not forget one another. Joe is not here this winter he is down at Chipewyan, much to his dislike, we miss him, he made himself agreeable to all all round this place. Joe may have his faults but he has a kind heart. We were all so pleased when we saw our Walter turn up here about two months ago, he has grown much since we parted with him in P.A. he seems to like the change of life he has gone out twice to look after his father's traps but he is a little afraid to try the snowshoes for a whole day. Mr Traill was away the whole summer staying down at Chipewyan while Mr McDougall was in Manitoba, however he was able to return before Mr McDougall turned up at Chipewyan. I saw by the papers that you had a tame Moose which you meant to use driving to Battleford I hope he did not give you trouble. I think if we were to have a moose, we should lose him very soon, the Beaver Indians would kill him the first chance they had. The Bishop and his wife are now with us, and we all like Mrs Young very much, she does seem a nice thoughtful person, she teaches Ethel music. The children do not forget the fancy names you gave them. Mary sometimes is quite proud of hers. Willlie is doing well at school, his letters show that he is getting on, and his Aunt's are quite proud of him, he writes that they are all so so kind to him, when ever he is a little homesick he goes to his grandmother Traill in his letter to me he wished to know when he would be able to come and see us. Mr Traill wishes me to tell you that he will not write this time but I am writing and there is nothing for two to write about in [?] and dull place as this is he thinks of you all the same and hopes you may get a good wife some day. And with love from us all, I remain, Your loving sister, Harriet Traill. P.S. Mr Traills joins with me in wishing you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year and many of them may you [?] to [?]"
letters (correspondence)familiessisters (siblings)
385 Corr - McKay family - Traills (sister and brother-in-law)
Univesity Library, University of Saskatchewan
1 physical item; 25.5 x 20.5 cm, folded in half
County of Vermillion River
Watermark reads: "Towgood's Extra Super"