Item 002 - Letter, Pat O'Neill to Jack Jardine

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Letter, Pat O'Neill to Jack Jardine

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  • March 10, 1940 (Creation)
    O'Neill, Pat

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1 letter

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(fl. 1929-1940)

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Pat O'Neill was originally from Winnipeg. He ran away when he was 16 and lived with the Jardine-Neiland family working for them for about one year. This was about 1929. Tom Neiland hired him in Vancouver to bring a team of horses from Vancouver, via boat and train. By March 1940 he was again living in Winnipeg.

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Item is a letter written by Pat O'Neil to Jack Jardine, dated March 10, 1940. It was written after Pat had left Alta Lake and returned to Winnipeg, Manitoba.

In the letter, Pat thanks Jack for his last letter and discusses his upcoming marriage, his job, the weather, and his brothers, one of whom has joined the army. He notes that Jenny is "expecting again" (her second child, Samuel) and inquires after her husband, Wallace, and daughter, Louise. He closes by asking Jack to write him again.

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Fair (October 2018)
Paper is yellowed and fragile with age.
Document has noticeable fold lines.

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Donated by Louise Smith, August 17, 2001.


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All inquiries regarding use, reproduction, and publication should be addressed to museum staff.

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RAD, July 2008 version. Canadian Council of Archives.


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Catalogued October 2018.
Revised December 2020.

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