Mowat P.O., Apr 21, 1917
I have been here for over three weeks and they have gone very quickly. For the last two or three days the weather has been fairly warm and last night we had quite a heavy thunder storm and the snow is pretty well cleared off. Just patches in the bush on the north side of the hills and in the swamps so now I will have to hunt for places to sketch when I want snow. However the ice is still on the lakes but it is very thin this year on account of deep snow over it through the winter so it will not last very long.
If you come up here this spring-I think we could have some good fishing and the animals are more plentiful on this side of the park than where we were last spring. I would suggest that you come some time around the tenth of May as the flies are not going properly until about the 24th.
It is likely the ice will be out sometime this month.
Have made quite a few sketches this spring. Have scraped quite a few and think that some that I have kept should go the same way. However I keep on making them.
Yours truly, Tom Thomson
(NAG, MacCallum papers)