Envelope of a letter written in 1823 to Mr. John Forrest of Scotland from his son, Robert Forrest in Lanark Township. Note it is in care of the local merchant in Lanark, Scotland which is how people often received their mail locally at that time.
The Middleville Museum has several collections of letters. Some of them are included in family histories. These hand written relics give a unique look into everyday life and the matters that need to be attended to with care.
The Museum has assorted collections of letters for the following people and families:
Ralph Manning collection (assorted letters of correspondence with people seeking information, letters sent to find information)