|Description: This letter is part of a bundle of letters from Korea beginning with 2004.6.9, regarding charity donations made by Annie Sayers. The letter, dated Dec. 14, 1965 is from Miss Kang, the director of the home, Suong ae Won, who writes to thank Annie for her donations and to describe the changes being made to the building; a new playground with a garden. The signature, in Korean script is Kang, June, Director.
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.