Letters to Judith Robinson
Judith Robinson was very involved in promoting and supporting John Frank’s House. She wrote multiple articles about the house and constantly encouraged, and often guilt tripped, her readers into donating to the house. Robinson worked for the newspaper, the Globe and Mail, which reached a large audience; notably by 1936 when The Globe merged with The Mail and Empire, the newspaper had around 196,000 readers (13). With such a sizeable amount of readers, Robinson was able to educate many Canadians about John Frank’s House. Numerous readers responded to Robinson’s news about John Frank’s House with donations to the house and letters to Robinson usually thanking her for her support of and her coverage on the house. Many readers especially appreciated how Robinson was reporting on and aiding homeless men as they felt the Canadian government was not. Listed below are various letters and donations listed to Robinson addressing her connection to John Frank’s House.