Monday, March 17, 2014

Amanuensis Monday: B.C. Tourists

An amanuensis is a person employed to write what another dictates or to copy what has been written by another.

Nelson, BC postcard
Front view of postcard

This vintage postcard features Main Street of Nelson, British Columbia, Canada. It was sent to Larry Cazakoff in Kamsack, Saskatchewan by his brother Nick, who was touring the Kootenay region in southeastern B.C. with their father George. (I wrote recently about the anniversary of George’s passing here.)

Nelson, BC postcard
Back view of postcard

The card is postmarked 24 July 19[??], possibly 1955 or 1956. George retired in the mid-1950s and died in March 1958, so 1955 or 1956 seems plausible for him to have travelled from his home in Saskatchewan to visit British Columbia.

The postcard reads:

Hi We’re still in Nelson

Dad was a bit sick for
a couple days but he’s
O.K. now. Sure some scenery
in the Kootneys [sic]. Will
be leaving for Grand Forks to-morrow
and then on to Vancouver.


Mr. L. G. Cazakoff postcard, Demoskoff Family Papers, privately held by Yvonne (Belair) Demoskoff, British Columbia. Yvonne acquired assorted memorabilia (including this postcard) in January 2012 from her father-in-law William (Bill) Demoskoff. Bill’s wife Ann was Larry and Nick’s sister.

Copyright © 2014, Yvonne Demoskoff.

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