Letters from Normal School: May 8, 1940

23 McKenzie Ave., May 8, 1940 Dear Folks, — It seems to me to be longer than three days since you were here but I guess it isn’t. You said Sunday night that you didn’t think any forsythias would be out yet in London. The first thing I noticed on Monday morning on my way…

gaff linkum cover

As the Story is Told: Gaff Linkum

Taken from As the Story is Told. I actually tracked down a copy of Gaff Linkum digitally a few years ago [here] and read about half of it. It was interesting, though I could see why it didn’t become a best seller! I was hoping to find some clues about my own ancestors. While I…

Archibald Lampman

As the Story is Told: Archibald Lampman

Taken from As the Story is Told. Archibald Lampman   The poet Archibald Lampman was born in St. John’s rectory Morpeth in 1861. His father, the Reverend Archibald Lampman was sent to this parish when the diocese of Huron was young. Though only six years of age when his father left the parish, it is…

As the Story is told: A history of Morpeth and community

As the Story is Told: Morpeth Newspapers V

Taken from “As the Story is Told.” Morpeth Advertiser A four-page copy of the “Morpeth Advertiser” dated January 1874, was found according to an article submitted to us by Mrs. L. Phillips. It states that the front page contains a brief description as follows: “This town is one of the oldest and most prosperous on…

As the Story is told: A history of Morpeth and community

As the Story is Told: Morpeth Newspapers III

The Independent The newspaper “The Independent” started publication in 1860. It was published by I.B. Harrison, being a weekly paper appearing every Friday. According to The Independent, dated May 24, 1861, the “Morpeth Market Quotations” were as follows: Fall wheat per bu. $1.00 Spring wheat per bu. .80 Oats per bu. .16 Peas per bu.…