C.P.R. Engineer’s Office, New West, B.C. 4 Nov 1881 Smith letter
Lot 116 in our auction Saturday 19th February 2022
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Nov 7th 1882
My dear Nannie
I returned from my trip up to the end of the line at Savona’s ferry from which place I wrote you. Mr. Trutch and myself leave here on Saturday the 11th inst. to complete the inspection of the line from the crossing of the Fraser near Lytton down to the beginning of the line. This will probably be my last trip of the season.
I have received your letter of the 12th what a sad thing of Kate’s brothers being burned to death I cannot understand it – I have heard of cattle or drunken tramps being burned in a barn or stable but I cannot understand young active men being so caught –
I got a nice birthday card from Eloise a long time ago but she was from home when I got it so did not write at the time and afterwards being so hurried with business I forgot it but now many thanks and I shall not forget her at Christmas.
The Governor General and Princess Louise are still at Victoria. They seem to like it and propose staying to the end of this month I suppose they are glad to have rest and quiet and nobody bores them there –
Tom came down today from Maple ridge on The Fraser to go over to Port Moody where he will be most of the winter it rains about eight days in the week there but he will have a brand new house over his head to sleep in so he is not badly off – Love and Kisses to all but why does not little dot write for papa to come home.