Undelivered Letters

Pam Tibbetts investigates the stories behind the letters sent by Scots to the men who had gone to work for the Hudson's Bay Company in Canada in the 1800s.

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Pam Tibbetts investigates the stories behind the letters sent by Scots to the men who had gone to work for the Hudson's Bay Company in Canada in the 1800s.

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Pam Tibbetts investigates the stories behind the letters sent by Scots to the men who had gone to work for the Hudson's Bay Company in Canada in the 1800s.

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Pam Tibbetts investigates the remarkable story of the letters sent by mothers, fathers, wives and sweethearts from across Scotland to the men who'd gone to work for the Hudson's Bay Company in Canada in the nineteenth century.

Many of these heartfelt letters were undelivered and in many cases remained unopened for 150 years until two Canadian researchers began an mammoth project to trace the lives outlined in them.

In doing so they uncovered a vivid picture of everyday life: from parents on remote farms to sisters in domestic service, these letters reach out across two centuries with startling immediacy.

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Pam Tibbetts investigates the remarkable story of the letters sent by mothers, fathers, wives and sweethearts from across Scotland to the men who'd gone to work for the Hudson's Bay Company in Canada in the nineteenth century.

Many of these heartfelt letters were undelivered and in many cases remained unopened for 150 years until two Canadian researchers began an mammoth project to trace the lives outlined in them.

In doing so they uncovered a vivid picture of everyday life: from parents on remote farms to sisters in domestic service, these letters reach out across two centuries with startling immediacy.

Pam Tibbetts investigates the remarkable story of the letters sent by mothers, fathers, wives and sweethearts from across Scotland to the men who'd gone to work for the Hudson's Bay Company in Canada in the nineteenth century. Many of these heartfelt letters were undelivered and in many cases remained unopened for 150 years until two Canadian researchers began an mammoth project to trace the lives outlined in them. In doing so they uncovered a vivid picture of everyday life: from parents on remote farms to sisters in domestic service, these letters reach out across two centuries with startling immediacy.

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