Craigellachie, BC: 1903. Unbound Letter and Receipt. Two documents. An interesting piece of historical B.C. commerce, showing both sides of how the needs and difficulties of the time were being met. ALS measures 10-3/8 inches tall x 8-1/16 inches wide, written in black fountain pen ink onto lined writing paper and reads "Gentlemen, received today Bill for Harrows dated May 11th. I sent you $20 on the 30th April which you acknowledged on the 2nd of May stating that you were then shipping the Harrows they have not arrived here yet and has made very inconvenient for me having put back seeding over two weeks. Am very much disappointed as I inferred from yours of the 2nd that they would be here at once. yours truly F.R. Reid" Thus, the poor farmer's field sits fallow due to the nonarrival of his harrows - however, he HAS received and paid the E.G. Prior & Co. bill! On verso of the letter, two of the hardware company's employees make notes and address the missing shipment amongst themselves, with one quickly sending the shipping receipt as proof. Letter is folded for mailing, toned w. some fading and creases, small closed edge tears, soil and punctures near top edge. Canadian Pacific Railway Receipt is 8-1/4 inches tall x 7-1/4 inches wide is dated May 14th, 1903 and shows the two Harrow Sections and one Harrow Evener, which are to be forwarded to "6 miles West Craigellachie Station". The receipt has chips from left edge from being removed from receipt book and punctures near top edge. Very Good. Item #3677
Craigellachie is most famous for being the site of the "Last Spike" of the CPR, driven by Sir Donald Smith, a director of the CPR, on November 7, 1885.
Price: $150.00 CAD other currencies