Letter - Ethelwyn Wetherald to Mr. & Mrs. Page, 2 January 1931
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A letter from Ethelwyn Wetherald to Mr. and Mrs. Page, 3 January 1931. The letter reads: "Dear Mr. and Mrs. Page - The first chapters of Andorra were so deeply interesting that I fully intended finishing the book before telling you how much I enjoyed it. But Christmas is a very busy time and I can no longer wait to turn the final pages before thanking you both for your kind and very much appreciated gift. My friend, Mr. Garvin, gave me rather too full a representation in his book of selections of Canadian verse for Boys & Girls, so probably Vanity had something to do with my choice of it for your little daughter but I was surprised to find that so many Canadian poets had written good verse for the [illegible] people. Santa was unusually good this Christmas: several books pounds of note paper with a cedar chest the right size to keep it in; five framed pictures - a lovely one from your relatives in Fenwick a photograph of part of L.B. Duff's St. John estate, a picture of a path in a birch woods, a Tree calendar & family photographs. But what I feel chiefly grateful to Louis Blake Duff for, is that instead of the stereotyped Merry Christmas & Happy New Year he put on his card, 'Wishing you a large accumulation of cheerful Recollections' one Christmas Day. Wasn't that an original & beautiful wish? For the first time since the drought began last summer, our well today yielded half a pail of drinkable water. Happily one of our neighbors has a never failing spring from which we have been bidden to take freely. The best of New Years to you all. We are looking forward to seeing you all here when the days are longer. Sincerely yours Ethelwyn Wetherald"