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Title: Ellie [Ellen?] OConnor, Montreal to Bella McSorley [Mrs John Conroy?] Co Tyrone
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileO'Connor, Ellie/14
SenderO'Connor, Ellie
Sender Genderfemale
Sender Occupationunknown
Sender Religionunknown
OriginMontreal, Quebec, Canada
DestinationCo. Tyrone, N.Ireland
RecipientMcSorley, Bella
Recipient Genderfemale
SourceAnnie and Pat McClean, 15, Main Street, Beragh, Co Tyrone, BT79 0SY
ArchiveAnnie and Pat McClean, 15, Main Street, Beragh, Co Tyrone, BT79 0SY
Doc. No.712011
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by JMullan, 19/12/2007
Word Count459
Transcript1st Nov
09 [1909?] 09 [1909?]

Write soon
Teresa is
not at home
Just now
But she
will write
Good By [Goodbye?]
& fondest
Love From

My Dear Bella

Just a few lines in answer to your kind and Welcome letters which I receved [received?] Allwright [alright?] and was very glad to see by It that yous {you?] are all well. We are all well here at present but I was very bad my self [myself?] this last week with a sore throat I could hardly speak but It is a lot better this day Thank God. I think it was cold I got coming over in the Boat and It just came with me now. Well. I was glad to get your letter as you send so much news in it

Side 2

Its terrible to think of the Hughes being away I thought Maggie would not go without Mick Devine but I suppose some one [someone?] was saying the same about myself. I hope your Mother and Johny is well. I often thought
of her when my throat was sore. She was so lucky I was saying if I was at home It would be run for Biddy I hope them times will all come again Well This is Halloweve [Halloween?] night its the first Halloeve [Halloween?] I have ever been from home. I think It long enough But Uncle Mick and his wife came here and his son

Side 3

John C Donnelly and his wife We had great music but still I think of last
year when we run to your house with a mouthful of water and we made such a noise on the street that you came out I hope P McKillen is well not forgetting his comrade James Patt. I suppose John is away by this time Its [Its?] terrible I hate to think of him going so far. I hope the [they?] are all well at home We see Minnie McCrystals [McCrystals?] boy often He is a nice fellow. Thats Mr Ward that was home. Well tell Johny that If I was

Side 4

near him Id [Id?] give him a talking to but this paper is so short and Im [Im?] so far away that I have no room for m scolding and I know very well that he has no time to write But tell him to leave Johns [Johns?] Mary Ann behind for one evening and sit down and send me all the news Tell Mrs Mc Crystal and Minnie also Rose Ann and Mary Farnan that I was asking for them I have not much more to say at present I suppose Minnie had the Tolan boys before this as I heard. Jenny was going with J Quinn Well I must draw to a close hoping to hear from yous [you?] soon and with fondest love to your mother and Johny and yourself From Yours Ever
Ellie O Connor

Document transcribed by NualaMacSherry. Checked by CMcIvor.