As it is February 14th I wanted to share one of the treasures to be found in Aberdeenshire Council’s Mintlaw archives. This handmade valentines card from George to Louisa MacDonald. Complete with original envelope. It, along with other items will be available to view and handle during the special collections workshops. A transcription of the poem is available under the image.
The Poem reads:
St Valentine thanks you Queen of hearts
For all the loving aid
Which you have lent him in all parts
In making happy youth & maid.
And though some hearts are still alone,
It has not been your fault;
Your kindness somewhat does atone
And makes their tears less salt.