P036-A_2-6 | Edward Hale to Eliza Hale
Edward Hale to Eliza Hale
After 1840, 19th century
© McCord Museum
Keywords: Letter (11)
The Hale Family papers, dating from 1829 to 1851, are one of the McCord Museum's most heavily-consulted archival collections. The correspondence between Member of Parliament Edward Hale and his wife Eliza provides one of the richest resources for the history of the Eastern Townships during the 1840s. There are also paintings, articles of clothing and home furnishings from the Hale Family in the McCord collection. This letter, dated June 2, 1840 and sent by Edward Hale from Montreal to his wife in Sherbrooke, was written "crossed", with the lines intersecting at right angles to save paper and postage.