W3257 TO REV. THOMAS BAKER from his granddaughter Charlotte (Lottie) Baker
Dec 26 1878
To: Rev. Thomas Baker, 3 Bold Street, Hamilton, Ontario
From: Paris, Ontario
My Dear Grandpa,
I received your kind letter to day, and are [sic]1 very very much obliged for to you for the Christmas present which you so kindly sent to me, I never had so much money before in my life and Miss Burton sent me one dollar to go on an excursion and Mrs. Hart kept it [until] Christmas she said that she thought it would be a nice change for me to go and see John and Minnie and dear little Alfred so I think I will go to morrow, I came out to Mr. Harbin last Tuesday and spent a very happy Christmas Mr. Harbin saw Mr. Hart and he
sent me out to read your very welcome letter. I
redd [sic] the book you so kindly sent me by Maud and liked it very much we all went up to the station with poor Maud to see her off,2 she did not minde goning[sic] in the least but the poor girl was very sorry to part with her sisters and brothers I do hope she will not be sea sick and will arrive all safely we are very anxious to hear from her. Allice [sic] unites with me in hopeing [sic] you all many happy
returns of the season and with love to all I remain your
Charlottie [sic] Baker
[Enclosed with the above letter is a card with a bird on it. "A Happy New Year!" is printed on the card in fancy script. The back of the card has "From Lottie" written on it in Lottie's handwriting on the back.] W3259, W3260
1 Errors have been preserved during transcription.
2 Maud(e) was sent to live with her maternal grandmother and step-grandfather, the Fussells, in Minster, England.