Vancouver author Lisa Anne Smith suggested we ask the Transcribimus community to take on this four-page letter about Vancouver pioneer Emily Patterson. Emily set out during a dangerous gale in the autumn 1883 to save the life of Mrs. Erwin,
On September 14, 1896, Imperial Statesman Li Hung Chung visited Vancouver. The Vancouver Chinese Merchants’ Exchange asked the City Engineer, Col. Thomas Tracy to design a triumphal arch for the occasion, and sent him this letter of thanks for his
This anonymous Vancouver child of 1909’s letter is in the Vancouver City Archives, [Reference AM336-S2] and indexed as “letter from unidentified child”. Assigned to write a letter during school hours, the child apparently took a break mid-sentence from writing to
Rev. H.G. Fiennes-Clinton was one of the first clergy of St. James’ Church in the Anglican Diocese of New Westminster. On April 3, 1886, he wrote a letter to his sister-in-law “Lucilla”, Mrs. Clement Fiennes-Clinton, Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire, England, telling
In the City of Vancouver Archives we found these reminiscences, written by Mrs. B.T. Rogers (born Mary Isabelle Angus) at age 85. She shares her memories of Vancouver seventy years prior, when she visited as a sixteen year old girl.