Dorothea Allison to Milborough Mackay, 11 December 1922
Oyama BC Canada
Dearest Mib — I hope this will do but it is the best I can do for the present at any rate, as we are in the midst of a Zero spell. 38 degrees of frost, 6 below Zero last night & a horrid wind blowing. So we can’t very well drive in to town (Vernon) until it slackens up a little. Even to post this I must walk 4 miles in the snow, & I am such a fool at getting frostbite — it seems to attack me quicker than most people. An awful country to live in, isn’t it!
With love & in haste
I, Dorothea Allison of Oyama, B.C. Canada, hereby appoint Milborough Mary Mackay of Waltair, Madras Presidency, India, to act as my attorney in all matters concerning the Estate of my deceased brother, Christopher William Scott Coward (late Indian Police, Madras Presidency.)
Dec. 11th 1922