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"My dear wife and sweetheart": Letters from John Henry Duckett to his wife Florence from Saskatchewan during 1904-1905

  • PI-906
  • File
  • 2014

Publication entitled "My dear wife and sweetheart": Letters from John Henry Duckett to his wife Florence from Saskatchewan during 1904-1905, edited by Floredeth Rede Widstrand and published by Digamma Books, Ottawa, Ontario. The publication includes genealogical information on the family and copies of letters written while Duckett, a lace designer born in 1870 in England, was preparing the family's homestead at Little Eagle Creek, near Saskatoon.

Includes copies of Duckett's original letters from 1904 and 1905, along with various notes regarding their transcription.

"Those Were The Days" in Swift Current

"Those Were The Days" in Swift Current, by Jim Greenblat. Publication issued to commemorate Saskatchewan Homecoming '71. Consists of a series of weekly columns written by Jim Greenblat that were originally published in the Swift Current Sun in 1969. The columns contain Greenblat's reminiscences of Swift Current and district and various residents from approximately 1910 to 1960.

A Homestead on the Prairie

Article entitled, A Homestead on the Prairies, written by Frank A. McGill and published in the February 2, 1950 edition of The Western Producer Magazine, McGill reminisces about homesteading land located southwest of Elbow, Saskatchewan, ca. 1910.

A Mother Braving A Wilderness

Publication entitled, A Mother Braving A Wilderness, written by Otto Lutz. Recollections by Lutz of experiences shared with his widowed mother, Theresia (Zuern) Lutz of emigrating from Nebraska to Rosthern, North-West Territories in 1902 and their subsequent homesteading at St. Peter's Colony near Muenster. Published by the St. Peter's Colony Jubilee Steering Committee.

A Province is Born

Photocopy of unpublished manuscript entitled, A Province is Born, written by Albert E. Pott. Includes narratives on the creation of the provinces of Saskatchewan and Alberta in 1905, the cities of Regina, Moose Jaw and Saskatoon, the coming of the automobile, Pott's travels to Edmonton, the Regina Cyclone, entertainment, and the Great War.

Pott, Albert E.

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