Official Bell Homestead NHS Website, City of Brantford

Bell Homestead Publishes First Volume Of Bell Family Letters 

August 25, 2010

CONTACT: Brian Wood, Curator 519-756-6220,




Brantford, Ontario – Every Saturday, since 1999, the Bell Homestead National Historic Site has brought forward its weekly column, “The Bell Letters” in The Brantford Expositor, presenting one of hundreds of letters written by Alexander Graham Bell and his family during the eleven years they resided in this community. In celebration of the Bell Homestead’s 100th Anniversary this year, a portion of this extensive collection of epistles has been published in the first of three volumes entitled,

My Dear Aleck
Selected Letters of the Bell Family, 1867-1873.

For those following the weekly column, here is the opportunity to have the letters in one beautifully-designed volume. Those undertaking research, or simply interested in this significant family and their world-renowned son, will find the first hand accounts of the Bell’s emigration from Scotland to Canada and Alexander Graham Bell’s early work as a teacher of the deaf intriguing and thought-provoking. Future volumes will present detailed descriptions of Bell’s development of the “speaking telegraph” and his romance with future wife, Mabel Hubbard. This first volume will set the stage for how both came to pass.

Copies of My Dear Aleck are available for $22.95 at the Bell Homestead National Historic Site, 94 Tutela Heights Road. Copies can also be ordered by phone, (519) 756-6220.