Date Published: 1899
Binding: No binding
Autograph letter signed. 8 pages with 3 blank, 8 x 10 inches flat, folded to 5 x 8 inches on linen paper (was folded to 4 x 5 inches to fit envelope also provided). Dated Guelph May 9th, 1899. To Sara Mickle. A full letter of early Ontario history, and chronicling Mickle family history, mentioning Lord Elgin, Rebellion losses, University College architecture. Wonderful content.
Envelope 5-1/8 x 4-1/2 inches addressed to Miss Sara Mickle included. Henry W. Peterson was a lawyer and partner with Andrew Lemon of Lemon and Peterson, Magistrate in 1856 in Guelph Mayor of Guelph, Ontario in 1863 . Wellington County's Crown Attorney. Secretary of the Board of the Central School, Guelph. 1856, the first meeting of the United Board of Grammar and Common School Trustees was held and the City of Guelph Board of Education assumed responsibility for all schools in the City. In 1865, Henry W. Peterson drafted the first by-laws of rules and regulations for the Board.
MICKLE, Sara (Sarah), was a local local historian and heritage preservationist. Born in Guelph and moved to Toronto in 1879. She was seventh of thirteen children and never married. Her greatest passion throughout her life was the preservation of Canada's past. Sara Mickle is the author of "Colborne Lodge" and "The owner of Colborne Lodge" in Women's Canadian Hist. Soc. of Toronto