First page of a letter from Adeline ‘Dell’ Grafton to Evelyn ‘Tottie’ Hall, written on October 3, 1905. The letter head has a drawing of the ship captioned “Cunard R.M.S. Caronia”.
One of a series of letters written by Dell Grafton to Tottie Hall between 1900 and 1905. The letters describe Dell’s social life, clothes, parties and boyfriends and were written from Dundas, Ontario (her home town), Vancouver, British Columbia, and from various hotels (principally in Maine), where she spent her summers with her family. Adeline’s father was James Grafton, a dry goods merchant in Dundas.
The photograph forms part of the Hall family materials, donated to Deseronto Archives by Kathryn Sondheim in 2003.