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Title: L. Jerome, Liverpool to Bella Smyth, Co Tyrone
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileJerome, Lizzie/47
SenderJerome, Lizzie
Sender Genderfemale
Sender Occupationunknown
Sender Religionunknown
OriginLiverpool, England
DestinationCastledamph, Co. Tyrone, N.Ireland
RecipientSmyth, Bella
Recipient Genderfemale
SourceCopyright Retained by Mr & Mrs J Smyth, Castledamph, Plumbridge, Co Tyrone, castledamph@btinternet.com
ArchiveMr & Mrs J Smyth.
Doc. No.410162
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 27:10:2004.
Word Count221
TranscriptFront of envelope

Miss Bella M Smyth
Co Tyrone

Back of envelope

5 0
AU 10

Mary Smyth Castledamph

[Letter One]
August 14 1900
47 Rose Vale

Dear Cousin
I now take the pleasure
of writing a few lines hoping you
are all in the best of health as
I am at present. as (sic) you must
excuse me for not writing sooner
as I have had a bit of trouble with
the baby she has been very bad
with diarrea [diarrhoea?] and her teeth as I thought
we were going to lose her but she is
getting alright again she has gone
that thin you would hardly know
her but I dont [don t?] mind that as she
will soon pull up again.
Dear Cousin I have never heard
of Tommy since he went away as
he only came here once until he went
away as he said he may (sic) coming back
again and he never returned as he
thought more of his pals than what
he thought of his own as I am very
glad to say I never troubled him for
anything or any of the rest of the family
Dear Cousin I am glad you are
pleased with the babys [baby s?] photo but as
soon as I get the rest I will send
Tilda one. Tell her I am very sorry
to hear about uncle and willy as
he would laugh to see the picture
Dear Cousin I am very much obliged
to my aunt Mary for the pinafore
as it is rather small but it [I?] wont [won t?]
cut anything as it will come in (sic) as
it wont [won t?] be wasted as it is very pretty
I believe Tommy is alright by what I
can hear from talk. I asked him if he
bought any butter and he said he only
bought about a pound and I believe
three of [or?] four neighbours could get some
and some eggs as he never told me
anything about uncle or Willie Gilkie
being dead. the people here are dying
like rotten sheep it is terrible to see
the funerals passing up and down
the streets old and young.
Dear Cousin I think I have said all
this Time as I have not much to say at
No more at present from
Lizzie Jerome to her Cousin
B,M,S, [Bella Smyth?] write soon