19th Century Love Letters

19th Century Love Letters

19th Century Love Letters

Rev. David George McQueen was a popular minister in western Canada. The Archives holds correspondence  between the Rev. McQueen and his future wife Catherine “Katie” Robertson. The two met in Southern Ontario while Rev. McQueen was visiting from Edmonton before further developing their relationship through a series of letters. The couple was eventually married on September 23rd, 1890 and went on to have seven children together. These letters were donated to the Archives by Margaret McKinnon, the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. McQueen. To learn more about the family, check out our main exhibit on the Life of Rev. D.G. McQueen linked below.

  • September 4, 1889 – David asking Katie to write to him
  • September 14, 1889 – Katie accepting David’s request
  • December 25, 1889 – David’s proposal to Katie
  • January 14, 1890 – Katie’s acceptance of the proposal
  • January 28, 1890 – David writes to Katie
  • August 18, 1890 – David writes to Katie weeks before their wedding

The Life of Rev. D.G. McQueen

This is the story of Rev. D.G. McQueen, one of the most popular ministers in western Canada’s history. This exhibit was created using records and images available at The Presbyterian Church in Canada Archives, and is intended to present an overview of Mr. McQueen’s many accomplishments as a Presbyterian minister, a pioneer, and as a [...]


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