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Title: Eliza C Smyth, Castledamph to James A Smyth Ontario
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileSmyth, Eliza Catherine/115
SenderSmyth, Eliza C., James C.
Sender Gendermale-female
Sender Occupationunknown
Sender ReligionProtestant
OriginCastledamph, Co, Tyrone, N.Ireland
DestinationEssex Co., Ontario, Canada
RecipientSmyth, James A. and other relatives
Recipient Gendermale-female
Relationshipthey write to their brother, uncle, aunt and cousi
SourceCopyright Retained by Mr & Mrs J Smyth, Castledamph, Plumbridge, Co Tyrone, Castledamph@btinternet.com
ArchiveMr & Mrs J Smyth
Doc. No.604199
Partial Date
Doc. TypeLTE
Word Count485
TranscriptCastledamph., December 4 1891

Dear Brother Uncle Aunt and Cousins,
It is with pleasure I write
to you [these?] few lines that you all [have?] [what?] [torn]
all well thank God for his goodness [to?] [torn]
we are going to have a soiree in the [m---?] [torn]
house on the 17th for the same [purpose?] [torn]
year that is for Mr Stein the same ones is [selling/] [the] tickets as last year and it is hard to get them sold
I wish I could sell you some tickets but I cannot
as it is so far away Dear Uncle the picture of your house
come to hand on Monday the 30th Nov safe
and sound it looks splendid it is [no wonder?] that
James said we would think nothing of our houses in this
country if we saw it yous [you?] all look well. But
we cannot know what kind of a play you are all at as you
all appear to be at something I wish I was over to take
part in it I wish I could see it with my eyes looks so

[Page 2]
I now must close and leave room for some others to write
a few lines so I wish you all together a Merry Christmas
and I hope James will enjoy himself as if at home so no
more at present from your sister niece and cousin
Eliza Cath [Catherine?] Smyth.

Dear James Uncle Aunt and cousins
[several lines unreadable as pages stuck together]
At [---?] that
were here the [they?] are [unreadable]
concert in the school [unreadable]
was in Wm [William?] Duncans [unreadable]
John McFarland [unreadable]
will attend I think it is [him?] [unreadable]
is getting it up for to renew [unreadable]
and if it takes place we will be all [?]
[--n?] – The picture of uncle [sic] house
[keep?] [a?] looking at it very often and

[Page 3]
wondering what you are Dowing [doing?] we see
Sarah Ann and Cassie standing between
James and Aunt Mary Annie standing [in?]
Between James and that other young
Man then uncle standing between
Mary and Bella that is if [we?] [--?]

[Following section of page unreadable as stuck
together with other pages]

[--?] [--?] be to [too?] [heavy?]
[--?] [--?] [--?] to I write
[--?] [--?] [--?] Mary Smyth
[--?] [--?] [--?] I suppose
told you nothing about the [I?]
we sent none to Barness [Barnes?] we
22 [sic] to Glenrone and we kept
At home that is 46 altogether

[Page 4]
I have all you give me as yet I have
to watch William and tomy [Tommy?]
for fear the [they?] would wrong me
[out?] of them the way the [they? would
do with dada – have bought [no?]
[--?] [--?] I see [too?] [here?]

[Following section of page unreadable as stuck
together with other pages]

I must [close?] [now?] [wishing?] [you?]
[all?] a merry Christmas and a
Happy new year

I remain your nephew
John Charles Smyth

Transcribed by Tony Flanagan & Lorraine Tennant