1895 love letters found at Council, can you help us?

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We have discovered a collection of letters stored in our archives room. These are written by Harry (located in Stratford) to his wife Gracie (located in Dunedin) dated in 1895. 

We have discovered a collection of letters stored in our archives room. These are written by Harry (located in Stratford) to his wife Gracie (located in Dunedin) dated in 1895. 
After reading some of the letters, it appears that Gracie may have been unwell. Harry speaks of the prohibition and licencing.  He mentions Arthur, Mary and Jack in Timaru, Roslyn Martin the widow, Hayward in Gisborne and attending a party at McKays.  Harry is possibly involved in a local school and attended church. Harry also wrote of being invited to tea at the pub with the Mayor.


Council would love to return these letters to the families of Harry and Gracie.  If you believe you know who Harry and Gracie were please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone Council on 06 765 6099.