Morris Soskin met Rose Hyams on a trip to Montreal in 1921, and fell madly in love. Though he had to return home to Vancouver after just a few days, they maintained contact through post, sometimes writing multiple letters in a single day. Before the year was through, the two were married.
Two hundred and seventy six letters from this correspondence were donated to the JMABC by Morris and Rose’s daughter, Helen Coleman in 2014.
Cristen Polley digitized the collection in summer 2015 as our archives assistant, and has returned to develop an online exhibit based on the collection. Join us May 19th for a curator’s talk about the process of developing this exhibit.