This file concerns Alexander Newton Stewart (born August 26, 1873, died Sep. 3, 1934), oldest son of John Stewart of Waba.
Scope and Content
File consists of:
1. Handwritten letter dated Port Arthur, Ontario, Sep. 23, 1926, on Canadian National Railways Hotels stationary, by Alex Stewart, addressed to “Dear Brother” (probably Duncan G. Stewart of Waba). Alex S. had taken a train to Port Arthur. Someone (a relative?) called Mattie (a woman) was going from Prince Arthur to Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Vancouver and Prince Rupert, B.C. About Port Arthur: “Some men tell me it is the poorest town in Canada at present”. He was “looking for lots in Port Arthur”. Yet, he also says: There’s many fine buildings here now since I was here in 1906 and there must have been considerable doing when all these improvements were carrioed out.” He says he will be continuing to Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Edmonton, Vancouver, Victoria and Seattle, although he may not go to the latter. He will write again soon.
Pencilled note on the back of the last page: Alex’s letter Spt. 23, 1926; first time he was west was 1906.
See also: Stewart, Alexander (of Beckwith, founder of Waba).
See also: Stewart, Alexander (Boer War veteran)