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Title: Lizzie Hay, England to J J Smyth, Castledamph
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileHay, Lizzie/19
SenderHay, Elizabeth (Lizzie)
Sender Genderfemale
Sender Occupationunknown
Sender ReligionProtestant
OriginLiverpool, England
DestinationCastledamph, Co. Tyrone, N.Ireland
RecipientSmyth, John James
Recipient Gendermale
SourceCopyright Retained by Mr & Mrs J Smyth, Castledamph, Plumbridge, Co Tyrone, castledamph@btinternet.com
ArchiveMr & Mrs J Smyth, Castledamph, Plumbridge.
Doc. No.405004
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 20:05:2004.
Word Count407
TranscriptFront of envelope

Mr John James Smyth
Co, Tyrone,

00 [---?]
21 [MY?]

Back of envelope
Hand written
Arrived April 2nd 98

AP 1

[Page 1]
March 31 1898
51 Bute St [Street]
Eng [England?]

Dear Uncle
I now take the pleasure of
writing to you a few lines hoping all
our friends are well as we are all well
at present. Dear uncle my father
went up to that shop on Saturday and
he said by what he can hear it is a man
well used to the business for packing and
serving and weighing off as he must be
well used to it my father said are you sure
of it being 30£ a year as he thinks their
[there?] must be some mistake in it as it
would stand him 16/- a week as well as his
board that more than he would get as they
reckon 16/- a week as well as his board that
(sic) more than he would get as they reckon
16/- a week for board and bed so my father
said see first if it is a frost as there would
be a soft [trick?] to come [over?] and then

[Page 2]
to be losing time. Dear Uncle my father
said he would have wrote only he has a bad
finger and he has said to see further into it
as there is a mistake some where. Dear uncle
we have had two letters lately from Tommy and
he said he is going to send us a photo of the
Indian dress on horse back so I dare say you
will be getting one as well. Dear Uncle it is
not a big firm I dont think they have more than
one or two shops and they are not big
Dear uncle I have not much to say this time so
make more inquiries and make sure of the money

[Page 3]
No more at Present from Lizzie Hay to
uncle John James Smyth
write soon and let us know how you got on with it

[Small additional note with musical notes included]
You notice the notes on the lines
Above the staff are
A.C.E.G. on lines below the staff are
c.a.F.D. Note on spaces above
the staff are G.B.D.F.A.
on spaces below the staff are
D.B.G.E. It is not very often
for a flute that you find note
(sic) in lower than C below the
staff. But if you had any
other instrument e.g. violin
they are imperative so it is
a good thing to know them
Observe the following in teaching
the scale. I always have trouble
in naming the notes below the
lines which was due to carelessness
in teaching the same.

Transcribed by Tony Flanagan