Enderby, BC, 4th Nov. 1924
Dear Mr. Jackman,
Remembering you in the past and having seen in the last
Saturday's "Daily Province" with pleasure that you are still living
in BC and thinking that you may not have forgotten an old friend --
my late husband then Lieut. H.S. Palmer RE, who came out with you
all round "Cape Horn" in the Thames City.
I am remembering to write this letter hoping the address will
find you no doubt you may also remember having known Archdeacon and
Mrs. Wright's family who lived in Sapperton at the Rectory -- well
the writer of this letter is the Miss Wright of old -- their eldest
daughter -- who ever remembered the 7th of October 1863 when one and
all of the dear RE's did their very best to make that happy wedding
day the very brightest one for the Bride and her dear husband.
Which could be wished.
It would be a great pleasure to Mrs. Palmer to hear from Mr.
Jackman. She greatly enjoyed reading the account of his life.
Indeed a most interesting one she thought.
She only wishes she could have a chat with him one of these
good old days in New Westminster. The Rectory is still standing and
she went over it when last in New Westminster and a short time of
there were two old trees of olden days there! Mrs. Palmer believes
she is the only one living of the ex-officers and their wives!
She has been trying to get information of Mr. Edwards
or his family but all she can hear of them is that Emily, his
daughter, was school mistress for some time in the Royal City.
Mrs. Bushby, Gov. Douglas' daughter is living in Cheltenham,
England, doing good. church work.
The Mails are now being called for Mrs. Palmer.
Much said this letter
With her best wishes.
Addressee would like from Mr. Jackman a reply.
--From Mrs. Palmer to Philip Jackman