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Title: James A Smyth, Ontario to "Dear Father Mother Sisters & Brothers"
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileSmyth, James Alexander/86
SenderSmyth, James Alexander
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationunknown
Sender ReligionProtestant (Methodist)
OriginEssex Co., Ontario, Canada
DestinationCo. Tyrone, N.Ireland
Recipient Gendermale-female
Relationshipwrites to his family
SourceCopyright Retained by Mr & Mrs J Smyth, Castledamph, Plumbridge, Co Tyrone, Castledamph@btinternet.com
ArchiveMr & Mrs J Smyth
Doc. No.605073
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
Word Count370
Transcript[no envelope]
[incomplete letter]
[information on photos of South Woodslee]

South Woodslee
Nov 19th 1891

Dear Father Mother Sisters & Brothers

I once more take
the pleasure of writing to
you all I received Bella
Maggie [sic] letter last night
and Father's on the 2nd
the night I posted the
last one to William
We are all in good health
here and glad to hear
that you are all well
for myself I have not
had as much as a headache
since I came here and I

[page 2]
am as heavy now as ever
I was. They got the Picture
of the House taken in
September. got it in two
views. a near one and a
far off one, we mailed
them last week They. are
sending two to all their
relations one of each sort.
We sent your's [yours?] and Aunt
Matilda both together
we thought they would go
safer I suppose you will
know some of the people
that is [sic] standing in front
of the house, we are all there
the one that is bent down
is the hired man he had

[page 3]
He is holding the horses
in the second picture:
the [there?] are 19 windows in this
house and 23 doors the [there?]
are 7 windows in the front
side five in the gable
And four in each of the
other gable [sic] Sarah a [&?]Cass
is standing in front of
the Hall door the [there?] are steps
going up to it, there is
another door to the right
side of Cass [Cassie?] the [there?] are four
door [doors?] [that?] goes [go?] in from the
outside the other two [are?] in
the backside The [There?] are two
windows in the gable (high up)
the one above the Hall

[page 4]
Door is my Bedroom
the other is a spare
bedroom thats [that is?] one kept for
visitors and such like
only one Bed in each
room if you were in one
of them it would dazzel [dazzle?]
your eyes. I think I have
give [given?] you enough new [news?] about
the house. I see you did not
win the Lawsuit after
all if you all dont watch it you
might louse [lose?] it yet John McFarland
was there when it commenced
and was in Australia
and back again and not
finished and I might

[letter incomplete]