Letter to Angus McKay from Harriet Traill:
Letter reading "Vermillion Dec 13th 1888 - My dear Angus, I must write a few words to you, so that you will bear in mind that there is such a person living as H. Traill and yet I can't find fault with you for you are one of the those that write the oftenest to me. What about Gilbert? Where is he? I have not heard of him since I was in P.A. last - I wrote to him last winter but never got an answer. I do hope he may be doing well. I heard from Joe last week and he was quite well at the time he wrote, he runs the trad at Chipewyan he says he will try and go out next Spring to see our mother. I was so sorry that our Walter was not able to go down the Saskatchewan on his way out to Winnipeg I wanted him to see you so much, and now that he has missed the chance of doing so no one knows when he may see you, we miss him so much in the house this winter. He was to go to the C. College in Winnipeg for six months and then try to find something to do for a living he does not car to join the H.B.Co. for fear of being sent to an outpost. Mr Traill has young McLean son of the late Bishop Saskatchewan and a hard case he is. Mr McDougall could not make anything out of the fellow. His name is John I suppose you know him I think he was sent away from St. John's College in disgrace. We are having a fine winter so far, and we had a very good summer, the crops were fair and lots of berries of some kinds and we made about five hundred pounds of butter, the most that was ever made at V. by the H.B. We have a nice organ for Ethel and Jessie, so the next time you meet them, they may be able to play you a song or two. They do not forget you often talk of you, about the trip from Pitt to Battleford with you. How are our folks at B. getting along? How is master moose? I am short of paper so excuse this sheet please. I trust this will find you well and I hope with a good wife with love in which Willie joins. I remain, your loving sister, H. Traill"
letters (correspondence)familiessisters (siblings)
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, half of last page cut off
County of Vermillion River