We find all kinds of things inside book donations -- bookmarks, postage stamps, grocery lists, school pictures...nothing very valuable most of the time.
But every once in a while we find something that we want to try to return to the donor because we suspect it might have some sentimental value.
Recently we discovered a manila envelope about the size that used to hold a time card. It contained a note and a negative of a photo inside. Here is the information:
Outside of envelope:
Dark Suite [sic]
GEORGE McGRATH, & Friend
Taken in Iroquois Falls, Ont.
Born in 1872 in Chelsae, Quebec
Died in 1932 Iroquois Falls Ont.
Taken in front of the old T&NO Station Iroquois Falls Ont
June 9 59
Received your nice card and was so glad to hear from you. So the latest news is that I will be leaving for Ottawa Civic Hospital on June 18th. I will be looking forward to seeing you when you visit Ottawa, then we will have a good chat.
I am enclosing Margaret's letter so that you will read about the arrangements.
No doubt you will be glad to get your vacation.
So now take care of yourself. Love, Elizabeth
If you know who this belongs to, will you please e-mail us?