Your Novelty reached me duly and I was glad to see your dear chinography. Many thanks for your dear kind good wishes, which I know well are all stamped with the seal of sincerity; that is what I prize, most of all in this world of change. I spent a happy day indeed as you have probably heard ere this. Nothing was left undone by my little family to make me feel that I had a large share in their love and devotion. And I would be an ungrateful woman did I not respond by being happy with them. I was made particularly grateful at the generous gift Mother General sent for the Bazaar. My admirer on Princess St. sent me a box of lovely roses, and Julie Harty the dear girl sent me a pair of very useful articles. but they must be nameless. As I have so many letters waiting me I will conclude by wishing you a fond good bye.
Oct. 14, 1902 – To Sister Mary Gabriel, House of Providence, Kingston ON from Mother Mary Edward, St. Peter’s Convent, Trenton ON
St. Peters Convent,
Oct. 14, 1902
My dear Sister M. Gabriel
Your ever-devoted Mother
Source: 601.2-1-C, Sister Mary Edward collection, Correspondence series, Letter October 14, 1902, Archives, Sisters of Providence of St. Vincent de Paul.
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