September 1903 - Insight Into Grandma
This weeks insight into grandma Constance Warwick McGill takes us back 106 years to 1903, with another "Dear Connie letter" from John C. McClure, in Quincy, Illinois, where John was going to school with 900 other students.
It is September 21, 1903, in Quincy, Illinois, at 5:30 p.m. when this letter was postmarked to Constance Warwick in Alva, Oklahoma. It arrived in Alva, Okla. September 23, 1903 in the A.M., two days after it was sent.
We learn the name of the college in Illinois where John is going to school (GCBC) in Qunicy, Illinois where John was enrolled.
Quincy, Ill., Monday.
Miss Constance Warwick
I answered your letter before I came to Q'cy but have received no reply, but I suppose you are mad. Please write and tell me if you are.
I came back to school two weeks ago today. Am taking Short-Hand. You had better come to Q'cy and go to school. The school has the largest enrollment in its history. About 900 students I believe.
I went to Canton, Mo. on an excursion Sat. night. Canton is about 20 miles north of Quincy.
Last Fri. Eve The Christian gave a reception to the College students. Had a fine time. The Methodist held there (sic) Conference here last week. Quite a comparison isn't it.
Well, Connie, I suppose you are teaching school by this time. I am writting (sic) this in school on Short Hand paper. Please answer soon.
Ever Your Friend,
John McClure, 524 North 9th St., Quincy.
Bye Bye Connie. S. H.