Author of Letter: Noah Clement Draper b1887
Dated: February 24, 1911
Addressed to: Miss E. Nelson, Bellhaven, Ontario b1890
Mailed from: Regina, Saskatchewan
Writing instrument: Fine point pen, Black ink
Written on: 8 1/2" x 11" thin paper bearing the leaderhead of the Alexandra of Regina, Saskatchewan which proclaims:
Heated by Steam and Lighted by Electricity
Return Call Electric Bell System
Mentioned in the letter:
- Uncle Stephen (Stephen Draper in North Gwillimbury?)
- Uncle Frank (George Franklin Terry in North Gwillimbury?)
- Irean/Irene in Toronto ?
- Flora and Herbert in Toronto ?
Regina, Sask. Feb. 24 1911
Miss, E. Nelson,
Well Ethel it is a week today since I bid
you good bye. & it seems like a month. Got over
to Uncle Stephens in time for tea & was there untill
eight oclock Saturday morning, then I went over
to Uncle Franks and caught the one oclock car* to
Toronto. Was in Toronto untill 8 am. Monday was down
to the Princess* Saturaday night, with Irean had
a good time, Sunday I was over to Floras & Herberts
had a fine time, Then Monday Morning caught
the train for Chicago got in there about 15 to ten &
left at 10:15 for St Paul. got there about 10 a.m. and
was in the city untill 5 p.m. I saw all the sights, Ha. Ha.)
Caught train for Winnipeg & got there at 8.45 a.m. was
down through Eatons & then caught train for Regina
at 10.25. Winnipeg is a fine city and is growing very
fast building permits for 1911 will amount to over
eighteen million dollars what do you think of that
for one years growth.
Got in Regina at 11.45 Last night & went right
to bed & I can tell you I was glad of the chance
for I can not sleep very well on the train
* the Princess - The Princess Theatre on King Street - known simply as The Princess - hosted many celebrated entertainers in its time.
We are still researching the names mentioned in this letter. Hopefully, Ethel's response will give more information on them.
However, the next 1911 Courtship letter is dated Feb 27th and is another one from Noah to Ethel. Stay tuned...