|William W. Shaw, Chicago, Illinois, to Mrs Shaw, Ballyfounder, Co. Down.
|Irish Emigration Database
|Shaw, William W/15
|Shaw, William W.
|ship owner (cargo transportation)
|Chicago, Illinois, USA
|Co. Down, N.Ireland
|D2709/1/51: Presented by Miss Shanks, Ballyfounder, Portaferry, Co Down.
|The Public Record Office, Northern Ireland.
|Document added by LT, 20:01:1995.
|GEO. E EGAN DAN'L T. HELM
VESSEL AGENT W.M. EGAN,
TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION MERCHANT,
MARINE AGENNT CHICAGO
July 27th 1887
Dear Sister I received
your letter about mothers death I feel
a little sorry that I did not go home &
see her but it would doing no good
I send you 20 there is ten of it I want
you to put a head stone to mothers the
other is for yourself I feel sorry for
your sons James loss through the [for?]
[if?] he needs it you could give it to
him to help him put of his loss but
I want you to be sure & put up the
tombstone to mother I seen your son
William yesterday he was in good health
I told him he ought to contribute a little
towards his broth James's loss & he said
he would but he likes a dollar pretty well
himself we are doing very well this summer
& making lots of money John Shanks is
sailing with me he likes it very well &
we have got along all right [alright?]
Sam Gowan on william is [now?]
on a visit he is stopping as sister
Bella's we are all in good health
give my best respects to James & uncle
Nickey [Nicky?] & the same to your sely [yourself?]
Wm W. Shaw