Emma Crosby Letters

[Letter, Emma Crosby to Susie McKay, September 16, 1890] Crosby, Emma, 1849-1926


Emma Crosby, Port Simpson, to Susie McKay, 83 Cyan(?) Street, Toronto. Discusses the visit of Martha Cartmell from the Woman's Missionary Society (WMS), and relates their conversations regarding the future of the girls' home. This includes details about the WMS' seeming lack of interest in the "Indian work," and control issues between the Crosbys and some of the girls' home staff. Reflects on the need for a clear understanding about Mr. Crosby's relation to the endeavour. Inquires about any major policy changes within the WMS. Notes that the matron of the girls' home has been made its treasurer, so the Crosbys must submit privately-received donations to her. Mentions other personality issues among staff of the girls' home, relates recent social evenings with other ladies, and comments on her older daughters who are now in Ontario. Requests that Susie inform their sister Eliza of the circumstances above should the latter be a delegate to the WMS.

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