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Title: M Smyth, Castledamph to J. A. Smyth, Canada
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileSmyth, Eliza Catherine/52A
SenderSmyth, Eliza Catherine
Sender Genderfemale
Sender Occupationfarmer
Sender ReligionProtestant
OriginCastledamph, Co, Tyrone, N.Ireland
DestinationEssex Co., Ontario, Canada
RecipientSmyth, James Alexander
Recipient Gendermale
SourceCopyright Retained by Mr & Mrs J Smyth, Castledamph, Plumbridge, Co Tyrone, castledamph@btinternet.com
ArchiveMr & Mrs J Smyth, Castledamph, Plumbridge.
Doc. No.412014
Partial Date
Doc. TypeLTE
LogDocument added by LT, 06:01:2005.
Word Count367
Transcript[Fiddle strings inside envelope]

[Front of Envelope]
Envelope addressed to
Mr James Alex Smyth
South Woodslee Lock Box 4
Essex County Ontario

[Back of Envelope]

[Handwritten in Ink]

Ans [Answered?] May 25 1894

AP 26

My 7

[Letter 1]

[Page 1]

April 26th 1894
Dear Brother
Once more I take the
pleasure of writing [writing?] to you again
We are all well here at this time hopping
[hoping?] these few lines will find you all
the same The weather is stormy now the potatoes
is [sic] kept back a while their [there?] is some
thunder and lightening [lightning?] every week
their [there?] was heavy thunder on Tuesday but
it did not last long Father was in Strabane with
the pigs this two last Tuesday he got twenty four
shillings down to one pound we sold none under a
pound we sold sixteen and we

[Page 2]
kept three Young
Joseph Gilkison has two of them. I suppose you have
not much bother with potatoes over their [there?] I
think we will be done in an other [another?] day they
are all over putting them in at Uncle James's today
except mother, Mary and me It has just commenced to
rain a while ago but I think it will clear off We
have this side of the gravel hole in potatoes and some
of the whins and the lower fields next Reids and the
ones over at Uncle James.
Their [there?] is not many turf cut yet but I suppose in
another fort night they [there?] will be plenty at
them. I suppose you have not forgot the names of
the fields or anything else.

[Page 3]
Their [there?] is a great deal done with they [the?]
potatoes. We sent you a paper last week I will send
you another today you will see how well they [the?]
Bradley's got of [off?]. Father bought the fiddle strings
on Tuesday so we will send them today inside this letter
Mary will tell you the kind they are she is going to write
a few lines We hear that James McKelvey Hathorn is going
to be married on Annie Barcly [Barclay?] it was to be on Thursday
last but I hear it will be in fortnight I dont hear
anything strange at [present?] The old Black Rabbit is
dead something cut her throat about a month ago I
would have her 4 years again September .
No more at pres [present?] Eliza C Smyth