September 19, 1923 Letter from Ken MacKenzie to Tommy Gorman on "ESKIMO HOCKEY CLUB" Letterhead.
This letter was part of the Ken MacKenzie collection and as a result may not have ever been sent to the addressee, Tommy Gorman. The letter is addressed to T.P. Gorman. Esq. and signed by Ken MacKenzie in Fountain Pen. It was drawn up on "ESKIMO HOCKEY CLUB" letterhead. The letterhead presents in a nice green ink with an underlined "ESKIMO HOCKEY CLUB" centered at the top with the names of co-owners K.C. MACKENZIE at the top left and G.B. KEATS at the top right. Address of the club "10043 JASPER AVENUE. EDMONTON, ALBERTA continues in green ink below the team name. Green is the color associated with the team at this time.
The context of the letter is two fold. The first part deals with an apology from Ken MacKenzie to Tommy Gorman for the actions of William Tobin as he had apparently given interviews to the press in Eastern Canada. Although Tobin informed MacKenzie that he only spoke with Calder and Dandurand in Montreal.
The second part of the letter deals with making arrangements for Exhibition games in Eastern Canada to be played no later than December 10. Suggested games with Hamilton, Ottawa, Montreal and Toronto for $6000.00.
This is the only letter I have ever seen with this letterhead and signed by the GM and co-owner of the team, Ken MacKenzie.
Attached is an image of Bill Tobin as a goaltender with the Edmonton Eskimos from this time period