Item is a small dried and pressed flower bouquet which has been encased in glass. The flowers were given to Major J.S. Matthews by Mrs. Margaret Mackie (nee McCleery) after her wedding Mar. 17, 1945.
Matthews dried and encased the flowers and added a note: "On 17 March 1945, being Irish, Miss Margaret Elizabeth McCleery, youngest daughter of Fitzgerald McCleery, who, together with his brother Samuel, were the first settlers on the site of Vancouver, 1862, astonished me , near the City Hall, by informing me that I would never see my old friend Miss McCleery again: that early that morning at the Manse she had been married, and presented her husband, Robert Mackie, son. of Thos. Mackie, whose brother, William, pre-empted D.L. 472; i.e. part of Fairview. She graciously gave me her wedding bouquet, primroses and some blue flower, yellow, green and blue the colors, picked from her own, and her late father's garden on the North Arm, Fraser River. J.S. Matthews."