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Title: Mary Kells, British Columbia, to George Kells, Ireland.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileKells, Mary Anne/77
SenderKells, Mary Anne
Sender Genderfemale
Sender Occupationfarmer
Sender Religionunknown
OriginPort Kells, British Columbia, Canada
RecipientKells, George
Recipient Gendermale
SourceCopies Provided by Dr. R.T.B. McClean, 41 Deanfield, Bangor, Co Down, BT19 6NX, tmccwwore@hotmail.com
ArchiveDr. R.T.B. McClean
Doc. No.312026
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 05:12:2003.
Word Count357
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A letter, dated 29th October 1917, to George Kells
(1854 - 1929) in Ireland from his sister, Mrs. Mary Anne
Kells (1854 - 1929) who lived in Port Kells, British Columbia.

Port Kells B.C. [British Colmbia?]
October 29, 1917

Dear Brother

Just a few lines in answer to your letter received a short time ago glad to know you were all quite well. well we are all well only the Boss he is not verry [very?] well.The winter is coming and people that is ailing never feel well in the Bad weather This is a verry [very?] damp country. I think it rains more here then it does in Ireland. well Fred is gone over to France last month My I do wish this dreadful war was over the poor Soldier must have a sad time There is quite a few of them came Back to vancouver all Shot up it must be lamentable to see them. well dear George I often think of home & Father & Mother & when we were children & the good times we [youst?] to have picking wild strawberries and gathering wild Flowers up along Black neds fields that is up along the face of the mountain. it was very [very?] nice round Ballyconnell I would love to go back to see our old Home I suppose all the people I youst to know round Ballyconnell are all dead I wonder if little Baldy Jones is alive yet if he is I suppose the wife has to search the Bead to find him. well we finished our potatoes last week they are not a verry [very?] good crop this year plenty of small ones and some rotten. we had a good crop of oats & turnips. we send our milk to the Factory it is a lot of bother making butter. well I haven't got much news this time. oh I am expecting Emy up soon. She was up last June and staid 5 weeks. She is verry [very?] Fond of Harry they do have great times when she is up. well I will be pleasd [pleased?] to hear from you at any time. So I will close With Love and Best wishes From all to you all I remain your affectionate Sister M.A. Kells
good Bye write soon
PS Excuse Scribble
as I am in
a hurry
good Bye.

(This was Mary Ann Kells [Ellis'?] grandmother.)