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Letter from Detroit Native Julia R. Russel dated November 15, 1895 from the Ontario Ladies College in Whitby, Ontario, Canada, to her grandfather Dr. Geo. B. Russel in Detroit.

Whitby 1895 8 x 5, 3 pages, written on one side only with the envelope 3 x 4.25, and postmarked Detroit (twice) and Canada (once) with 3-cent stamp. Letter has fold creases, light soiling, small tears on folds else good/very good, envelope is soiled, missing a couple of small pieces, top edge has been trimmed which affects the postmark and stamp. A loving letter from Julia telling her grandfather about her school life. The ladies walk for an hour every day and ''it does us a great deal of good." The previous evening there was a vocal recital: "Some had lovely voices." Every Friday for the past four weeks Dr. McKenzie has given "physiological" lectures and "they are intensely interesting and helpful. Dr. McKenzie gave the same lectures at Chatauqua last summer. The subject to-night is 'Internal Organs.' " Prior to the lecture is an elocution recital. Julia also writes that "I am getting on well in all my studies and I like the school more and more every day." The Ontario Ladies College was founded in 1874. It was built in 1859 by Nelson Gilbert Reynolds who named it Trafalgar Castle; he later sold his home in 1874 and turned it into a private school. The current name is Trafalgar Castle School.


Book Id: 99-1497

Price: $35.00

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