The Cyples Family
Letters from the New World
My Grandfather, FW Snr, had a younger brother Leonard, who had lived in Canada for most of his life. FW Snr. had kept in touch with him by letter, but on his death, and at the request of my Grandmother, it became the responsibility of my father to do the corresponding. He was now the head of the family and keeping in touch with "the Old Uncle" was his responsibility.
He duly contacted his uncle and informed him of the death of his father, and so the letter writing began!
It was not long before Leonard made the suggestion that FW and family should pack up and go and live in Canada. Most of the letters that are still at hand make reference to that very thing!!
These letters have been transcribed exactly how they have been written,
including spelling and grammatical mistakes.
As you can see from the letters above, life was going to be greatly improved in the New World.
The promise of a house of our own, guaranteed income and the eventual inheritance of L.J.'s estate. Compare this to the hard times people were suffering in post war England. While the decision to emigrate must have been a hard one to make, the promise of a better life was too good to turn down.
However, to find out what really happened, see the next page... The Canadia Adventure