Emma Crosby Letters

[Letter, Emma Crosby to Eliza Douse, July 1, 1874] Crosby, Emma, 1849-1926


Emma Crosby, Fort Simpson, B.C., to Eliza Douse [Mother]. Informs her mother that she has arrived in Fort Simpson on a Hudson's Bay Company vessel, and received a positive welcome. Conveys first impressions of Fort Simpson and its inhabitants, and describes a meeting in which donations were gathered to build the church. Notes that as the church is to be built before the mission house, the Crosbys will winter in rooms provided at Fort Simpson, after which time many aboriginal families plan to relocate their homes near the mission house and school. Describes the plentifulness and variety of food to her mother, and discusses housekeeping plans.

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