Emma Crosby Letters

[Letter, Emma Crosby to Eliza Douse, January 5, 1875] Crosby, Emma, 1849-1926


Emma Crosby, Fort Simpson, B.C., to Eliza Douse [Mother]. Expounds on the birth of her first child, mentioning that the Aboriginals had given her a name in their language. Decries the poor cooking and housekeeping done by Aboriginal assistants while she recovered from the birth. Describes and includes a drawing of her house, and extensively discusses concerns about William Duncan at the neighbouring Anglican mission. Requests crimson curtaining from her mother. This letter is written over a period of days, continuing January 6th, January 26th, and February 11th.

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