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Title: Robert Patterson Jnr., Milwaukee to "Dear Uncle"
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FilePatterson, Robert Jr/59
SenderPatterson, Robert Jr
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationunknown
Sender Religionunknown
OriginMilwaukee, USA
Recipient Gendermale
SourceDonated by Mr& Mrs S.V. Thompson, 4 Grove Pk., Lenzie, Glasgow. G66 5AH.
ArchiveThe Ulster American Folk Park.
Doc. No.9602155
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 29:02:96.
Word Count256
TranscriptMilwaukee, Nov. 18th 1897

Dear Uncle,
I suppose
you thought I had forgotten
you entirely. I have been very
busy finishing up things around
the building which were not in
the contract and moveing [moving?] in
and getting settled which was
quite a task but now it is all
over and I am glad of it we
have a very comfortable home
of nine rooms with all modern
convenience Inclosed [Enclosed?] you will
find a poem from Father
after four trials he wrote this
one which is the only one that
could be read he says you
will know it when you see it
Father is feeling very well at
present his appetite is good
and his mind seems to be
all right his limbs does not
improve any and he does not
look for any improvement in
them he can read enough to
help pass away the day the
weather turned out very cold the next
day after we moved in and has
been below the freezing point
most of the time since but we
look for some nice weather
before winter sets in I had a
letter from Alexander in which
he spoke of himself as being in
good health I had written one
two days before I received his
which I suppose he had not
received at the time of writing
I will write to him this week
if all is well you asked for the
family record in one of your
letters here it is on the opposite
side from you [your?] Nephew
Robert Patterson Jr.

Robert Patterson Jr. Born July 17, 1852 Married Nov. 27th 1879
Nellie B. Patterson Born Jan. 6 1859 Philadelphia P.A.
George A. Patterson Born April 6 1882 Milwaukee Wis.
J. Norman Patterson Born March 7 1885 Milwaukee Wis.
Gertie M. Patterson Born Dec. 18 1887 Milwaukee Wis.
Irwin C. Patterson Born May 30 1894 Milwaukee Wis.

the full names

Nellie Bell Patterson my wife
George Alexander Patterson
Joseph Norman Patterson
Gertrude Mabel Patterson
Irwin Chester Patterson