George McBurney to Samuel “Jim” South, March 21, 1915.

George McBurney to Samuel “Jim” South

Jim South, a 24-year-old Canadian real estate agent, moved to Detroit in 1915. On a visit back to Canada, he met George McBurney, a drapery salesman.

A romantic relationship developed between the two. They exchanged numerous letters—sometimes two or three a day—and saw each other when they could. George moved to Detroit in late 1915.

Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, National Archives and Records Administration.

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