Emma Crosby Letters

[Letter, Emma Crosby to Eliza Douse, September 26, 1876] Crosby, Emma, 1849-1926


Emma Crosby, Fort Simpson, B.C., to Eliza Douse [Mother]. Explains she has not written in some time as the steamer they rely on has been under repair. Announces the birth of her second daughter, describes the birth, and discusses both daughters. Notes that they have taken in another Aboriginal girl and now have four living with them. Describes Mr. Crosby's work on the church and expansion of the house, and notes his plans to visit Fort Wrangle, Alaska where some of the Tsimsheans have begun a well-received religious service. Describes the excitement of an unexpected visit by the Governor General. Notes the receipt of packages and the arrival of a new teacher. This letter has been marked with the dates it arrived in Cobourg, and subsequent family homes.

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