Charlotte Mary Mesher to Frederick A Pauline, 26 September 1927

Charlotte Mary Mesher to Frederick A Pauline, 26 September 1927


Sept 26th 1927

My Dear Husband

I did not get a letter to you yesterday, but Sunday but, not so busy in the morning doing mending for Oliver’s and things for myself as Auntie Nan wanted to take us to Sooke in the afternoon, she


Wanted me to stay with her this week but I find it best to go and see her and stay here, Miss Ross comes home today – I have the grave curb being made and a slab stone costing 75 dolls, fill in with granite chips, also


My fur coat being made over costing 60 dolls, seems a lot but no one seems to think it high.  Saturday Oliver took myself Helen [illegible] Mrs Macdonlad to me chosen went to this Home to tell after in the evening


Went to Flossies to birthday part for Mrs Piercy, Recd your letter to-day also cheque also one letter last week.  Glad you are well, glad to say I am quite well a pain or two in my back at times, will send clothes to you give some address where I can write

Much love to you Your Loving Wife XXX

Lindsey Crease to FA Pauline, 1927

[Not sure what property this is referring to]


Crease & Crease

Barristers-at-Law, Solicitors &C

Lindley Crease, KC

Arthur D Crease

Fred G Pownes

404-411 Central Building

Victoria, British Columbia

Cable Address: Hailey

PO Drawer 398


13th June 1927

FA Pauline Esq

Agent General for British Columbia

British Columbia House

1 & 3 Regent Street

London SW1


Dear Mr Pauline;

Wellington Road Property

I am just in receipt of your letter of the 29th May and am very glad to hear from you with your views with regard to the Wellington Road House.

I note that you have suggested that Mrs Pauline’s lot

Should be valued at ……..                                                              $1600.00

Your own with small house… and                                                  250.00

Mrs John Pauline’s lot………                                                              150.00



And that you have asked your son to take a man out to inspect the property and see what repairs are urgently needed and to report to me, as you believe it will be better to spend a little on the house and wait for a buyer who can pay for it in a shorter time.

If the man you mention who is returning to Victoria should turn up, I will do all I possibly can to facilitate a sale to him.

Needless to say it is a pleasure to do anything I can to be of service to you.

Yours very truly,

Lindsey Crease


Beautiful Evening Gowns Noted at the State ball Last Evening, 1953

[Newspaper Clipping – Victoria paper?]

1953 Ball picture

February 3, 1953

Beautiful Evening Gowns Noted At the State Ball Last Evening

The State ball at Government House last evening was a brilliant affair with the provincial government leaders, members and their wives, prominent members of the church, civic officials all attending.

The gold and crimson ballroom with the large mirrors reflecting the glittering lights from the crystal chandeliers provided a beautiful setting for the colorful ball gowns worn by the feminine guests.

The gracious chatelaine of Government House, Mrs Wallace, wore a gown of pure white faille, the bodice frosted with diamante and pearl embroidery offset with diamond tiara, necklace and earrings.

Mrs WAC Bennett, making her first appearance at a state function as the premier’s wife, chose a gown of filmy black lace over white taffeta, the skirt tiered.

Mrs Frank Youngman, of Portland, Oregon, a guest at Government House for the occasion wore a classic gown with train fashioned of sparkling ice blue and silver lame.

Mrs Gordon McG Sloan, wife of the Chief Justice, was in a French original gown of soft rose peau de soie, the bodice [page cut here]

A Group pictured at the ball last evening, standing back Capt Alex M Peabody of Seattle, Dr Maitland Young, Mrs Peabody and Lieut-Col George Paulin; seated Mrs Maitland Young and Mrs Paulin.


George Paulin to Frederick A Paulin, 13 Aug 1884

Letter George Paulin to Frederick A Pauline, 1884



Balmoral Buildings

91 Queen Victoria Street V


Short, Short & Co

c/o Messrs McClelland Bros

Cambridge St, B’ham August 13th 84


Dear Fred

You will almost think I have forgotten you, but had I any news I should have written before.  Many thanks for papers received a week ago.  I notice your remark in the centre of one of them that “all’s well.” You will see by the above address that I am back again in my old quarters, and so I shall remain I expect now until I emigrate the place is alright you know as regards comfort but they have the name of paying the most miserable screws in B’ham.  I am very please to inform you that we are all in very good health + in pretty fair circumstances that is to say we can manage to pay our way + this is as much as you can expect these times.

I trust you are having a good salmon harvest up your way.  We have the prospect here of having the best harvest for 7 years so I hope to see better brave, not that I don’t have to work hard enough for my 25/ a week now.

I have had plenty of work on the organ this year, having played services at St Lawrence’s “Morning Afternoon + Night for the last two months, this is filling your Sundays up with a vengeance eh”  Gladstone’s jerrymandering government are still in power, deeper in the wind, the laughing stock of Europe + everywhere else.  Louise is at home from Henley and


Very well but what her future movements are going to be I don’t know.  Bessie is as you know at Fordre’s.  Florence + Amy are learning Dress making at Miss Ristews but as they are all apprenticed with no pay they are expensive then in the household.  Pa has gone a Sheffied journey this week I don’t expect him home until Saturday, hope he’ll have good luck.  Vicar says he has had a very nice letter from you and is very pleased. Your place in the choir is still vacant.

Acock’s Green is just as quiet as ever no go at all, cricket clubs falling to pieces in all directions.  You don’t happen to know (I suppose) a place out your way where an organist teacher of harmony would be able to do a good thing eh.

I went to Blackpool on August Bank Holiday, had a splendid sail on the sea beautiful weather.  We have had it 92o in the shade for the last fortnight, such weather not seen for years.  Sunstroke the rage everywhere. Cholera playing up high jinks in the South of France ni fach the worlds waking up all together.  Gordon shut up at Harthorn, Gladstone told the house he was not shut up, but only hemmed in.  House roared made the Gom in such a rave – must have been after supper I should think.

Well old man I think this is enough twaddle for one dose I wish it will find you as it leaves Henley Lodge + [illegible] in the best of health.

Your affectionate Brother


I am still single + have not got a girl + don’t intend to have up as I think of exploring Outer Africa and putting Stanby’s light out.

George Paulin to Frederick A Pauline, 1883


I say don’t send another storm across just yet, one arrived here on the 11th instant, and did no end of damage, loss of life & c.

Yardley Rd

Acocks Green

Saturday Evening

Dec 22nd 83

Dear Fred

I am rather surprised to hear you have had so few letters as I have written you 4 since my recovery.  Did you get the [illegible] photos + how the print arrived yet.

I send you per this post the Xmas no of Illustrated. I hope it will reach you.

Things have been going on here about the same as usual, business with Pa fluch also very much, some times for days he does nothing, and at other times the reverse, for instance one day this week he made 7/15/-


I am very sanguine myself that if he keeps quietly on that things will be better with us.

Our grand old man at Henley sent his usual Xmas donation this week £5 + I am pleased to add that Grandma is better, but Louise is going to Henley after Christmas to take care of her.

Mr Bennett of Derby the recipient of a (engolostic) – something wrong – push from your humble servant last year, has again come up to the scratch with containing 6 bottles of Liqueurs + £1 to be divided amongst the youngsters.

Thank providence for these.

Our Xmas will of course be necessarily a quiet one, but as we are all in good health we have a lot to be thankful for, and


We may live in hope of spending a Merry Christmas this year + a still merrier one when we shall I hope be all together in 1884.

I trust that you and Charlie are getting on Hay won + that you will enjoy a very Merrie Canadian Xmas, and start the New Year with light hearts + full of hope.  I shall not forget you in my speech Xmas night.  I don’t expect you have forgotten the last festive board yet.  Eh!  I have taken 2 or 3 services for Mr T lately, and hope soon to be in a crib.

If you intend returning in March let me know as I will endeavor to get you a berth.

Now above all things take care



of yourselves, and lay yourselves out to enjoy a thorough Xmas, rather late advice of course, but it will apply to whatever time this reaches you.

All the members this house joins with me on wishing you + your partner A hearty Christmas + prosperous New Year with a hope of a speedy meeting.

Hoping to hear from you soon + that this letter will find you in the best of health + spirits.

I remain

Your affectionate Brother


Mr Jos McClelland has sent me a Xmas box from Sheffield, a good pocket knife in case


[Mr Bennett is George Bennett, the husband of Frederick Sr’s sister Sarah Ann; the old man at Henley is Frederick Sr’s father George Paulin, and Grandma is Sarah Clements Paulin, their grandmother, George in Henley’s wife]

Frederick Charles Pauline to Oliver William Pauline, 20 July 1918

Frederick Charles Pauline to Oliver William Pauline, 20 July 1918



Ward B4

2/1 South Gen. Hosp

Dudley Rd



Dear Oliver/


Your welcome letter of June 20th received.

So Desmond was out home with Amy on his birthday; he must be a very bonny little chap from the snaps I have and the ones you sent.

Rather pleased in a way that the board let you out as it will give you a chance to pick up again without the extra heavy methods used in the Army.

Am pleased to hear that Mother keeps will; Dad must be a tough nut like myself pretty hard to crack.

They had another go at me on the operation table day before yesterday, I don’t think any good has been done


This time nevertheless it is one less to come.  I was getting on pretty well, went out to Aunt Emmie’s place last Wednesday week they were very nice to me indeed.

There are several girls and boy in the family; one Grace is a very pretty girl, but last Sunday I started to go down hill again fast so they oper. On Tue Wed.  I had Tom Johnson to see me on Tuesday it was Tuesday it was too bad if he had come a week before I could have gone out with him; he is at Purfleet in Essex.  He looks the picture of health and as brown as a berry.

You mentioned about parcel and Sat Eve Post I think I got all the parcels alright.


But none of the posts have turned up.  I should like to see one too.  I tried to get one in B’ham the other day, but they say they all go to France now.  You asked me how I got my ‘packet’.  Well to cut a long story short I was starting a high powered French scout machine in a plowed field, when those that were supposed to be holding the plane back apparently had shell-shock; anyway you can guess what a propeller would do to you if a plane came striding into you.  Not its no good me telling you any more or else you will imagine I was really hurt or something



Sat 20th

Am sitting out on the balcony today and feeling a good deal better, hoping to be able to go to out again in a few days.

We had a terrible thunder-storm last week and a lot of rain since, but today has turned out quite summerlike again.

Would like very much to be home and we could go to Shawnigan together.  By the way can you swim if not you must learn at once!  Its very easy enough, jump overboard with a petrol tin on piece of wood for a float. Try it!

I will probably turn out alright bye and bye but it will be a fairish time


Before I get my original strength and weight of 190th flat back again, in the meantime we might have a chance to pull up together.

The Allies seem to be bucking up again the last few days; all luck to them I hop we make them cry their hearts sore for mercy.  Fritz with his Kaunerad

Well Jim will close for today as I have a bunch of letters to write.  With kind love to Mother + Dad and regards to you Uncle

Your affectionate Brother

FC Pauline