W3101 TO REV. THOMAS BAKER from his granddaughter Alice E. Baker
Jun 5 1877
To: Rev. Thomas Baker, Hamilton, Ontario
From: Paris, Ontario
My dear Grandpa,
I thank you very much for your kind letter and also for the [truck?] you sent me.
Bessie and I have been busy doing our spring house cleaning, which accounts for your not receiving an earlier answer. I paid John & Hattie a visit a few weeks ago. I found them both about as usual, Alfred is a dear little fellow.1 I was at a very nice supper in the Church, on the first of May, it was the anniversary of the Church opening. Mr. Dixon of Toronto preached the previous Sunday.
Dear Grandpa, I am very pleased it is your wish for Hattie to remain at school,2 I think it will be greatly to her advantage. I was in home last saturday [sic], Maud and Willie where [sic] quite poorly, the rest about as usual. You will be pleased to hear that Minnie is quite well, [Frank?], and I, went over to St. George to see Mrs. Tuck, who is home on a visit, we found Uncle & Aunt very poorly with the asthma, [Frank?] is leaving the millinery at the Glascow House here. Mr. Chase has opened a Drug store here, and Sarah stays with them.3 Eliza informed me that she gives Minnie the same remuneration as I receive, that is sixty dollars a year. I am very glad of this, for I think she really deserves quite as much as me for of course the work must be harder, they are all very fond of her. Mr. Tuck is building a new brick house. Their work will not be as hard then, as it is over the shop. Mr. Hart is quite well, and Mrs. much stronger again. The Allworths are all quite well, I like them very much. They are such a kind family.
With kindest love to you dear Grandpa, Grandma, and Aunt Mary.
I am your very affectionate Granddaughter
Alice E. Baker
1 Alice is probably referring to her brother John P. Baker, his wife Hattie, and their son, James Alfred.
2 Here Alice is probably referring to her younger sister and not to the above Hattie.
3 Alice is likely writing about her uncle Thomas Hampson Baker and his family. Thomas H. Baker lived in St. George. Sarah and Eliza are probably his daughters. Eliza (Baker) Tuck seems to have resided in Mount Brydges.