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Title: Elizabeth Foster, Quebec, to Catherine Brown, Navan, Ireland
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileFoster, Elizabeth/52
SenderFoster (n. Kirkpatrick), Elizabeth
Sender Genderfemale
Sender Occupationupper middle-class housewife
Sender Religionunknown
OriginQuebec, Canada
DestinationNavan , Co. Meath, Ireland
RecipientBrown (later Kirkpatrick), Catherine
Recipient Genderfemale
Relationshipfriends (later sisters in law)
SourceD 1424/11B/1/2: Purchased From John A. Gamble, 44 Taunton Avenue, Belfast 15. #TYPE EMG Elizabeth Foster, Quebec, Canada, to Miss Catherine Brown, Clongill Rectory, Navan, Ireland. 8 May 1815.
ArchivePublic Record Office Northern Ireland.
Doc. No.9003042
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
Log22:03:1990 JM created 06:09:1990 CD input 10:09:19
Word Count463
Miss Brown
Clongill Rectory
Quebec May 8th 1815
My dearest Catharine
I have this long time
promised myself the pleasure of writing
you a few lines, to thank you for your
very affectionate & welcome postscripts to
two of dear Aunt Sutton's letters; the last
of which I received on my arrival here,
a month since.
I now embrace the opportunity
of sending letters home, by a Captn [Captain?] Cash
of the 41st Regt [Regiment?] who expects to visit his
friends in Ireland, by the first ships
from hence.
I presume you will have
heard, what a traveller I have been
this winter - I should have regretted
it extremely, had I been obliged to leave
the Upper Province without visiting that
majestic & beautiful scene, the Falls of Niagara,
I was fortunate enough however to be gratified
witha most enchanting view of them in
February last, when my [?] took advantage
of a few days leisure to accompany
me there from York - The majesty &
beauty of this stupendous cataract far
exceeded any ideas I could have found
of it - The district of Niagara is by far
the finest & most beautiful part of the
province, although the ravages of war,
are but too visible throughout it -
Were it our destiny to remain in the country
much longer I should prefer a residence near
there to any part of Canada
I have yet seen - The climate of the
Upper Province is most delightfully
temperate, the heat in summer not
being in the least disagreeable, nor the
cold in winter severe, or of long duration
Our removal from Kingston
to Quebec was as sudden as unexpected
However, although for many [?] we
wished to remain in the Upper Province
we have now the consolation of reflecting,
that we are a few hundred miles, nearer
our beloved friends in dear little
Erin [we?] shall receive
their letters in a much
shorter period, from their
date, than we have hitherto
done -
I am sorry to tell you
that we are not yet comfortably settled
here; as we have not been able to get into a
house approp[riate?] to the Mil[itar?]y secretary.
We however expect to take possession of it
in the course of this month . It is I am told
in a delightful, airy situation,
combining all the advantages of a country
& town residence -
I was delighted to find by Mamma's last
letter, that our dear Fanny was recovering
from her late illness. Remember
me affectionately to her.
I must now bid you adieu my own dearest
Kate, & with most affectionate love to dear
Uncle & Aunt Sutton, Aunt Susan, & my sweet
Bessy, (in which your cousin, Colley begs to join)
subscribe myself your ever most sincerely
attached & affectionate friend
Elizabeth Foster