Emma Crosby Letters

[Letter, Emma Crosby to Eliza Douse, March 10, 1880] Crosby, Emma, 1849-1926


Emma Crosby, Fort Simpson, B.C., to Eliza Douse [Mother]. Expresses her anxiety for letters from her family after the long winter, and notes how dear her daughters are to her, particularly after the death of the youngest in November. Mentions that her daughters lack playmates as she does not allow them to associate with the local children. Describes Mr. Crosby's winter travels, and notes that twelve girls now reside in the "Home," with a new girl arriving shortly after another married and left. The letter continues March 11th by which time letters and parcels have been received, and a "lady teacher" has arrived. The letter includes a bookmark made by Jessie Crosby for her grandmother.

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