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:
Amanda Affleck Locke John McFarlane Robert Lamond Ralph Manning collection M. Robertson William Robertson Elsie Barclay Agnes Yuill Craig family Gemmill family Mahon McNichol Archie Nairn and Grace Galbraith Reid family Watson Corners families Blackburn family James Hubert Gibson (WW11 letters home) Alex McKay (WW11 letters home)
A letter written by Matthew Blackburn to his Uncle in 1879.