New Westminster 9 Sep 1881 Marcus Smith 2pg letter to his wife
Lot 72 in our auction Saturday 18th December 2021
New Westminster Sept. 9th 1881
My dear Nannie,
I have just come down the River and have only a few minutes to write before the
mail closes – I was up the country last week with Sir Chas. & Lady Tupper & party – It was quite
a holiday trip for me and I saw a great many old friends all of them desired to be kindly
remembered to you – Among there were Mr. & Mrs. McLeod, Mr Keefer, Hamlin & c – of the
Engineer staff and Mr. Tuck who is with the contractor – his wife and children are staying at
Dalhousie. – You must call on Lady Tupper when she returns home – They were really very kind
– I am glad to learn that the children are enjoying themselves – we shall finish our field work
about the end of this month and are almost sorry as the weather is now delightful – love to all.
PS – I have just received your letter of the 22nd Aug. with enclosures (since writing above) I had
an idea the little imp was 4 years old you must give her something from Papa.