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Nom de l'objet : Letter
Numéro d'accession : BR2013.2.46
Date de début de production : 1912
Description : A handwritten letter and envelope marked in pencil on beige coloured paper. The letter is marked in pencil lined horizontally, 2 cm apart. It is marked in large printing by a young Geoffrey Sayers, written to his mother. He writes that he made a snowman and sends a kiss to 'Daddie' and 'yourself', signed by 'your sonny'. The back of the letter is a note that presumably marked by Annie which reads 'Done again by himself in about 20 minutes - his S's seem the most trouble to him, he was at play, came in, after his things were off said - he wanted to write to mummy for she said - Keep it up Sonny'. ;;Envelope measures 11 cm by 7.5 cm and is also handwritten in pencil on the front with a note that reads 'Geoffrey's first letter - Annie'. 'Sayers' is marked in ink in the centre of the envelope.
Fonctions : According to the note from Annie Sayers this letter was the first letter written to her from her son Geoffrey. It would have been written sometime during the 1910s when Geoffrey was young enough to start learning how to write. Geoffrey (1907-1997) was the eldest child of Annie Harris and Beverly Draper Sayers of Clarkson. He lived in near his grandparents home 'Benares' and attended Toronto Township School No. 6, he would later attend the University of Toronto School during the 1920s. He also was a member of the Canadian Armed Forces, he was appointed 2nd Lieutenant 14 June 1938. Two years later, he was appointed Lieutenant. As of 21 April 1941, he was appointed the rank of Temporary Captain, and was recommended for appointment to the Lorne Scots (P. D. and H. Regiment) based out of Brampton. According to his military file, Captain Geoffrey Sayers served with the Canadian Forces from 21 April 1941 until 11 October 1945, when he was honourably discharged. From 17 June 1941 until 13 March 1945, he also served with the British Forces (he had British citizenship). He received the Canadian Volunteer Service Medal and Clasp 1939-45. Geoffrey Sayers and his wife Kathleen (née Colloton) occupied Benares from 1969 until 1981.
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