|Description: A plain Canada Post Card on beige paper. The front reads: 'Canada Post Card' in ribbons across the top, with: 'THE ADDRESS TO BE WRITTEN ON THIS SIDE'. To the right, there is a pre-printed stamp, black, for one cent. It has been postmarked: 'OAKVILLE FE 20 99 ON'. The address reads: 'T. Hector, Esq., Springfield-on-the-Credit, Ontario.' The message on the reverse reads: 'The Anchorage. Will fetch the magels up first of the week. Co. not manage then before owing to the weather. Yrs, I. ?. 17th Feb. 99'.
History: T. Hector is probably Thomas Hector, who was married to Marion (Mamo) Magrath, Mary Harris' older sister. 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 (1915-2004) 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 in a log cabin originally given to her mother by her grandparents at 1723 Birchwood Drive. She still maintains a close tie with Benares and is now living in Kelowna, British Columbia, with her daughter.|