Letter to Angus McKay from Annie:
Letter reading "Riverside June 22nd/98 - My dearest Angus, We all arrived here safely on Saturday and in very good time, though it was a terrible last day. Elsie was so good never cried all the way, though she made up for it the next day. I went down town yesterday and got nearly all I wanted and went to the dentist - he stopped three teeth for me but said that the others would require a lot of attention before we could stop them, so sooner than leave them out. I have decided to stay another week, so don't expect us on Tuesday, as Harriet has begged me to stay two weeks and if you think you can manage that long write and tell me if you are all right. I had to get [?] another ring, as that was not worth fixing. I got the best waterproof they had at the Company's [?] Store it already it is [?] of much account but I had to take it as it was raining, and he just got them in time for we had a terrible storm just a few minutes after we got in and I never saw such heavy rain. The river has risen very high. Mr Traill is starting for the ranch today. Your mother looks well. The children are thoroughly enjoying themselves, and running about barefooted which they think great fun. I will write again next week and let you know when to expect us. It is blowing very hard today. I have to be at the dentists tomorrow at 2 o'clock, and I thought if it was a fine day I would take the children and get their photos taken. I did not get any letters by the Saturday train I am getting so concerned about them. I am sure you must be very lonely. Mr Goodfellows said was going down to see you. I saw old Gordon and he said to was going as far as Markley's today but I don't think he will ever get started and he goes on [?] Carrot River. Try and write by return mail so I shall know how you are getting on. They are all so kind here [?] I feel quite at home, how [?] best love from us all I remain dearest yr loving Annie"
McKay - Box 2 - Angus McKay - Folder 1 - Book 2
Univesity Library, University of Saskatchewan
1 physical item; 22.5 x 18.5 cm, folded in half
Watermark reads: "The New North Mill Superfine"