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Title: Isabella Moore, Sanfrancisco, to Annie Weir, [?]
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileMoore, Isabella/95
SenderMoore, Isabella
Sender Genderfemale
Sender Occupationunknown
Sender Religionunknown
OriginSan Francisco, California, USA
RecipientWeir, Annie
Recipient Genderfemale
SourceCopyright Retained by Mrs Linda Weir, Tirmacspird, Lack, Co. Fermanagh, BT93 OSA.
ArchiveUlster American Folk Park.
Doc. No.9906085
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 18:06:99.
Word Count339
Note(n. Weir)
Transcript1891 / 28th
San Fransisco Dec

My Darling Sister
It is with
the greatest anxiety and
sorrow I write to you about one
week ago I received your letter
it had Been detained so long
in Stockton only today I read
with Horror of the entire
Destruction of what was
my Home By that terrible
fire I shiver when I think
of the Scene of confusion and
distress it must have presented
it must have Been when you
were asleep oh I pray God
that for our Mothers Sake
you are safe and uninjured
The California papers may have
exagerated [exaggerated?] and on
the other hand may have not
[Learned?] the Whole Ah it must
have Been Simply awful to hear the
Shrieks and the wild cries
of the poor unfortunates Ah
Anna you and me have Seen
a little of the World Besides
reading about it the papers
Stated the whole north Wing
was destroyed Save only
the Chapel The Engine House
and the Hospital Now Anna
I know not where to send this
too [to?] But will Address to
Mrs Kelly For you and if
you should receive it write
to the General P.O San Fransisco.
My Christmas was not Dull
But It would have Been much
pleasanter with you My Husband
is well we have been living
in the City now nearly
three months I have had no
letter From Home Since I wrote
to them I was Married give
my kindest regards to Mr
and Mrs Kelly and if you get
this please answer very soon
for I shall be anxious until
I know if you are safe for you
surely part of my life I have
never heard from Willie Since
he was to See me I thank
you oh how much for all
the news and Comfort your
letter Brought me and I
Send you Such poor return
I shall write no more only to
say I am well and Hope
Earnestly This will Find you
the Same is the prayer of your
own Sister to Death

Isabella Moore