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Postcards

Postcards sent to members of the Jardine-Neiland family from friends and relatives in Europe, the USA, and Canada, from roughly the early 1900s to 1946.

  • 001: "Easter Cheer" postcard from J.B. and M.B. A.B. (in Pembroke, Ontario) to Jenny Jardine, postmarked March 31 1926.
  • 002: Belgian postcard showing "Officers & Apprentices of British Barque 'Beechdale,'" from Bob Lloyd to Lizzie Neiland, no date.
  • 003: postcard showing Princes Street from Scott Monument in Edinburgh, Scotland, from cousin William (in North Berwick) to Jennie Jardine, postmarked May 31st and June 20 1921.
  • 004: "Greetings from Laverne, Okla." postcard from Joy Smith to J. W. Neiland, postmarked June 14 and June 19 1941.
  • 005: photo postcard of "Jess" and her husband, c. early 1900s.
  • 006: unlabelled photo postcard of 4 women c. early 1900s.
  • 007: Burns Statue Square postcard from Aunty [Mary?] (in Ayr, Scotland) to Bobby Jardine, postmarked October 6 1923.
  • 008: "Easter Greetings" postcard from Aunt [Margot?] (in Vicksburg, Michigan) to Bobby Neilan, postmarked March 29 192[6? 8?].
  • 009: "A 'Joy Ride' in Florida" postcard from Aunt [Margaret?] (in Leesburg, Florida) to Bobbie Neilan, postmarked February 27 1935.
  • 010: "Hippopotamus in Breckenridge Park, San Antonio, Texas" postcard to Bob Neilan, postmarked March 8 1934.
  • 011: "Murren, Grosshorn, Breithorn und Tschingelhorn" postcard from [Lizzie Jardine?] to Miss J. J. Neiland, August 17 1927.
  • 012: "North Berwick from the Beach" postcard from Aunty M. to Bobbie Jardine, postmarked November 24 1923.
  • 013: Horseshoe Bay, B.C. postcard from [Ins?] to Mrs. Wallace O. Betts, postmarked July 22 1938.
  • 014: High Street, Kinross postcard from [Sammy?] to parents, Mr. and Mrs. Neiland, postmarked February 23 1944.
  • 015: Summerland Road postcard from Jack (in Penticton) to Mrs. L. Neiland, postmarked August 15 1944.
  • 016: "The Breakwater, Bude" postcard from [Coreen?] (in Harrow, Middlesex) to Mrs. Neiland, postmarked September 9 1946.

Letter from Jenny Jardine to Echo-Marie Fawks (nee Betts) and her husband, Don - April 7, 1995

Letter from Jenny Jardine to Echo-Marie Fawks (nee Betts) and her husband, Don, written on April 7, 1995. In the letter, Jenny recounts her and her family's life living in the Whistler Valley between the 1900s and the 1940s - at Rainbow Lodge, Mons, Alpha Lake, and finally at 34 1/2 Mile [Function Junction area]. Stories she recounts include their relationship with the Philips and Harry Horstman, hikes on Sproatt Mountain and to Cheakamus Lake, mail delivery, schooling, scavenging berries along the Pacific Great Eastern Railway, and Howard Gebhart and her brothers' serving in the Royal Canadian Air Force during World War II. She finishes the letter talking about her recent trip to Northern BC, the Yukon, and Alaska. The letter was enclosed in an envelope with notes written by Louise Smith regarding the letter's custodial history. The letter was given to Louise by Echo-Marie (Louise's cousin), who lived with her husband, Don, in Whistler from c. 1990 to c. 2012.

Easter Cheer

Postcard labelled "Easter Cheer" sent from "J.B. + M.B. A.B." in Pembroke, Ontario, to Miss Jenny Jardine at 34 1/2 Mile. The front of the card has an image of a pastoral riverside scene ringed with flowers and a Christian cross in the top right hand corner. Also on the front of the card is a printed message; "Sunny bright / with joy and cheer / May your Easter / hours appear."

On the back of the card is a handwritten message from sender to Jenny Jardine. There is a yellow one-cent Canadian stamp in the top right corner. Card is postmarked March 31st 1926, Pembroke, Ont.

Group at Rainbow Station

Photograph of a group of people standing at Rainbow Station. Left to Right: Bob Jardine, Pat Woods, unknown, Myrtle Philip, Charlie Lundstrum, Betty Woods holding her son Kenny Woods, [Vern Lundstrum or Jack Woods], Alex Philip, and [Fred Woods].

The annotation on the verso reads "Bob Jardine, Pat Woods, about 1932; Myrtle Philip; Charlie Lundstrum; Betty Wood and Kenny; Vern Lundstrum; Alex Philip."

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