|Description: A handwritten letter on lined peach coloured paper from Haida Alexander to Lucy Harris. The paper is embossed in the top right hand corner with the words "Kismet, Sunbury Gardens, Dartry Road. The letter is dated 1st January 1924 and is addressed to "Dear Cousin Lucy". In the letter Haida thanks Lucy for some money she has sent and goes over a few of the things they have used the money for. Haida talks about Gladys and Helen. She mentions the elections and how they "had to swear on the bible that we were ourselves" to vote and how Helen's companions (two old ladies) were afriad to let Helen vote as "they thought there might be a row afterwards". The letter is signed "affectionately yours Haida Alexander". |
Haida Alexander, daughter of John Alexander and Mary Molony (Elizabeth's sister), was a cousin of Lucy Harris. Lucy Letitia Harris (1844-1925) was the daughter of Captain James B. (1797-1884) and Elizabeth Harris (née Molony) (1806-1884), and sister of Arthur. She lived at Benares until a series of inheritances in the 1880s allowed her to move to Toronto in a trendy neighbourhood with her sister Elizabeth (Bessie). Lucy loved antiques and helped organize a club for women interested in china and was a member of the Toronto Horticultural Society.