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Title: Letter from Korea - Miss Jung Ja to Annie Sayers
Identifier: 2004.6.113.2
Donor: Barbara Larson
Item Date: 1962
Image Creator: Museums of Mississauga
Creation Date: 2006
Location: Benares Historic House

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Description: This letter is part of a bundle of letters from Korea beginning with 2004.6.9, regarding charity donations made by Annie Sayers. (1) Envelope is addressed to "Mrs. A.L. Sayers, The Log Bungalow, Box 539, Clarkson, Ont. Canada". The envelope has "1723 Birchwood Rd." written in blue on a slant. It s stamped 'Via Air Mail'. (2) Letter dated July 1, 1962 is written by Miss Jung Ja, Chief Nurse and Staff in care of uninfected children. She writes about building the new home, the efforts of local people in building, and the typhoons which have ruined the crops. She thanks Annie for her generosity of 6 packages of food. Letter is a carbon copy on thin air mail paper. The letter is signed in Korean script. History: Items donated by Barbara Sayers Larson. Barbara Larson is the daughter of Annie Harris (1882-1986) and Beverly Sayers (1883-1976) and granddaughter of Arthur (1843-1932) and Mary (1859-1954) Harris. Barbara was born January 27, 1920 and was the youngest of three children. Barbara and her siblings, Geoffrey Sayers (1907-1997) and Dora Sayers Caro (1915-) donated Benares to the Ontario Heritage Foundation in 1968 after inheriting it from their aunt, Naomi Harris (1883-1968). Many of the items donated by Barbara originally belonged to her mother or Aunt Naomi and came from Benares. Barbara lived for many years in the log cabin originally given to her parents by her grandparents at 1723 Birchwood Drive. Barbara has recently moved to Kelowna, British Columbia to live with her daughter although she continues to maintain a close tie with the museum.
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