Monday, 15 April 2013
Postcard, Making Maple Sugar in Dalkeith, Ontario
This postcard was never sent, as the reverse is blank; however it depicts the wonderful scene of boiling sap in a bush somewhere near Dalkeith. It was gratefully donated by the family of Robert Denovan (1884-1976)
Friday, 5 April 2013
Several artifacts that belonged to Simon Fraser were thoughtfully preserved by his grandson, Donald S. Fraser and were donated to the Glengarry Pioneer Museum by his estate in September of 2010.
In a letter written by his grandson Donald Simon Fraser on September 16, 1998, it describes the boots as follows:
“Pair of dress boots worn by Simon Fraser, Tanner of Lochinvar. Made by J.S. McKinnon shoemaker of St Eugene in early 1890's; calfskin leather produced by Simon Fraser. Cleaned and oiled by Lynn McNab. Restored in Sept 1998. A family story indicates the age of the boots. When my mother came to Lochinvar as a bride in 1910 she shortly thereafter went to the local general store and purchased new linoleum for the kitchen floor and the store keeper, Thomas McCuaig remarked to her that when the old gentleman walked around the kitchen in his 20 year old boots it would test the new floor.” - Donald S. Fraser.