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Title: Annie Smyth, Canada to "Dear Uncle Aunt and Cousins"
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileSmyth, Annie/29
SenderSmyth, Annie
Sender Genderfemale
Sender Occupationfarmer
Sender Religionunknown
OriginNorth America
Recipient Gendermale-female
Relationshipwrites to his uncle, aunt and cousins
SourceCopyright Retained by Mr & Mrs J Smyth, Castledamph, Plumbridge, Co Tyrone, Castledamph@btinternet.com
ArchiveMr & Mrs J Smyth, Castledamph, Plumbridge.
Doc. No.410240
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 28:10:2004.
Word Count388
TranscriptDear Uncle Aunt and Cousins
thought I would
write you a few lines when James
is writing to [too?] as you know that
we are all well hoping this will find
you all the same James told us that
Auntie was not well hope she will be
better by the time this reaches you
Cousin James arrived here safe on
tuesday eve the 26 he had a quicker
passage all the way through than
sarrah [sarah?] Ann did we were
all very glad to see him and will
do all we can to keep him from
getting homesick thinks he will
like the place very well when he
gets accustomed to the ways of
the people and the work the farm
work is so much different here
than it is there we are having an
unusual cold spring this year the
fruit is nearly all spoiled by
late frosts have had some very harsh
fruits this month and that is very
unusual for this country all the
rest of the crops are looking very
nice. James nor sarrah Ann have not
saw Cassie yet she is away tending
[attending?] College has not been
home since the first of April and
will not be home before the last of
June she would liked very much to
have come home to see her cousins
but was so busy that could (sic)
not get away we were sorry that
James did not bring his fiddle with
him but father is going to get one
as soon as he can get to the city
has one borrowed now so we will
have plenty of Music him and I
are going to learn to play the Organ
and fiddle togeather [together?].
well think I had better close for
this time hoping to hear from you
all soon I remain your loving
Neice and Cousin

Annie Smyth

[Written sideways at top of first page]

there was not any
person at the station
when James came
father had been there
to meet three trains
did not expect him
on the train he came
on but he got along
all right [alright?]
as we only live half
a Mile from the station
and one of the young
Men came part of the
way up and showed him
where we lived were
very sorry that some
of us were not there
to meet him.

Transcribed by Tony Flanagan