Ruth Harker Postcard Collection
Postcard from Ruth Dougill
Ruth Harker corresponded regularly by postcard with another Ruth and she is probably Ruth Dougill, a cousin on her mother's side, living in the White House in Aysgarth. The 1901 Aysgarth census shows Ruth Dougill, aged 11, living with her parents George, age 52, and Mary A, age 51, and numerous siblings. Her father was a stone mason and builder.

The following postcard in the collection is addressed to Ruth Dougill at the White House.
Dear Ruth,

You will think I have forgot you altogether I have intended sending you a PC. for weeks, but I have not got it off. Hannah was down three weeks ago she said she had seen you at Bellerby. We were at a social at Bedale last night we intend going to another to-morrow night if the weather is anything like decent.

Much love Annie