W3406 TO REV. THOMAS BAKER from Lottie Baker
Apr 19 1880
To: Rev. Thomas Baker 3 Bold Street, Hamilton, Ontario
From: 312 Thames Road [estimate], London, Ontario
My dear Grandpa
The lovely[??] letter from Alice. But as she did not [??] we might expect them home and spoke as though it might be some little time before they would arrive home. I write to see dear Grandpa if you will renew your kind offer and let Minnie get me some summer clothes whitch [sic] you made last summer. As she got me good winter clothes my dress is very heavy cloth my jacket of the same lined with flannel and I have every thing else comfortable to correspond as far as winter clothes go. I am sure Alice spent about thirty dollars for my things as I had comparatively nothing when I whent their [sic]. And I do not like Alice to have to ask Mr. Harbin for money to get me summer things directly they return home. And as I have no one else but you to ask dear Grandpa I hope you will not feel anoied [sic] with me.
Minnie is very poorly she has been taking medicine for nearly three weeks and does [sic] not feel much better. The doctors have decided that it will be much better for me to wait untill [sic] about the first of September. Minnie and I where at a musically entertainment on good Friday evening we enjoyed it very much in deed [sic]. Givening [sic] by the congregation choir. We have very interesting prayer meeting every Thursday evening givening by Mr. Hunter on congragationalism what it is and what it is not: Mr. Harbin and and [sic] Alice are going to call the baby Nellie after Mr. H. Brother's wife as they have no children, They where all well when Alice wrote to us. Alice says she does not think Mr. Harbin will ever spend another winter in Canada as he has enjoyed the winter so much. I received a letter from Aunt Jane Puckridge a short time agoe [sic] she said that Kate was bording [sic] at Dr. [Townely?] going to school they were all about as usual. Hoping this will find Grandma much better than when you last wrote and you dear Grandpa in as good health. Now I will draw my letter to a close with kindest love to all
I remain your affectionate
1 Rev. Thomas Baker oversees the care of his 7 granchildren, orphaned by his son James Alfred Baker. Lottie is 18 at the time of this letter and is the second youngest sibling. For more information about the Baker family see W2953, W4141, W2960, W3328, W5496.