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Nom de l'objet : Letter
Titre : Muzz from Geoffrey
Numéro d'accession : BR2013.2.41
Date de début de production : 1911
Description : Letter and envelope from Geoffrey to his mother in 1911. The letter is written in pencil on pale green paper. Pencil lines have been drawn across the page for a guide. The letter says 'Dear Mother I am staying with Grandma, I have some nice puzzle to play with. I have skates. Your sonny xxxxx'. The letter is written on the front of a folder sheet. The rest of the pages are blank. The beige envelope is also marked in pencil with the words 'Muzz from Geoffrey'.
Fonctions : Letter written to Annie Sayers from her son Geoffrey in 1911; he was around four years old at the time.;;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 mid-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 (n‚e Colloton) occupied Benares from 1969 until 1981.Annie Louise Harris was born on September 12th 1882 to parents Arthur and Mary Harris (n‚e Magrath), of Benares and lived in Clarkson all of her life. She would go on to marry Beverly Sayers in 1906, and together they built a house on the southern part of the Benares Estate, given to them by Annie's parents. After their marriage ended in 1925, Annie continued to live in the Log Bungalow, raising her three children alone. Annie and Beverly had three children: Geoffrey, (1907-1998); Dora, (1915-2004); and Barbara, (1920-). Annie was known as a very creative, generous, and sweet woman. She became a Christian Scientist after nearly dying of pneumonia in 1924. Annie celebrated her 100th birthday in 1982 with a large party at Benares. She lived to be 104, dying in 1986. She is buried at Spring Creek Cemetery in Clarkson.
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