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Morris Soskin and Rose Hyams collection
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Morris' letters to Rose

Series consists of love letters written from Morris to Rose during 1921. Also includes discussion of Morris' law practice and his work with various Jewish organizations in Vancouver.

Morris Soskin and Rose Hyams collection

  • CA JHS A.2014.007
  • Fonds
  • 1911, 1920-1921

The fonds consists of a series of love-letters written between Morris Soskin and Rose Hyams. These letters were written in 1921 between Vancouver (where Morris lived) and Montreal (where Rose lived).

Soskin (family)

July 4th, 1921

Item is a letter from Morris to Rose dated July 4, 1921. Morris attempts to console Rose and relieve her of her depression. He expresses his strong desire to visit her in Montreal if her condition does not improve. Includes a blank piece of paper with a coat of arms design and the phrase "Canadian Linen Bond" engraved in it.

July 29th, 1921

Item is a draft of a telegram written on the back of a piece of prescription pad paper and dated July 29, 1921. Morris inquires about Rose's depressive condition.

July 2nd, 1921

Item is a letter from Morris to Rose dated July 2, 1921. Topics include a planned trip to Crescent Beach and a conversation Morris had with a friend regarding Rose. Includes a blank piece of paper with a coat of arms design and the phrase "Canadian Linen Bond" engraved in it.

Their ideals

Item is a cartoon showing the difference between two youths and their aspirations. A girl stares longingly at a famous actress' poster, while a boy stares longingly at the girl.

June 11, 1921

Item is a letter from Morris to Rose dated June 11, 1921. Morris discusses his plan to attend a picnic solo, despite the urging of his friends to bring another girl to accompany him.

June 10th, 1921

Item is a letter from Morris to Rose dated June 10, 1921. Morris recounts an evening spent walking through Stanley Park with a friend and discusses what it will be like when Rose is with him in Vancouver.

May 31st, 1921

Item is a letter from Morris to Rose dated May 31, 1921. Topics include how Morris' relationship with Rose has changed him and Morris' involvement with the Concordia Club.

May 2, 1921

Item is a letter from Adela McKinley to Morris dated May 2, 1921. Adela praises Rose and mentions her intention to visit the couple when Rose moves to Vancouver.

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