|Title:||Mary Smyth, Ontario to Eliza C. Smyth, Castledamph|
|Collection||Irish Emigration Database|
|Sender Religion||Protestant (Presbyterian)|
|Destination||Castledamph, Co. Tyrone, N.Ireland|
|Recipient||Smyth, Eliza C.|
|Source||Copyright Retained by Mr & Mrs J Smyth, Castledamph, Plumbridge, Co Tyrone, email@example.com|
|Archive||Mr & Mrs J Smyth, Castledamph, Plumbridge.|
|Log||Document added by LT, 28:10:2004.|
|Transcript||Front of envelope|
Miss E. C. Smyth
Back of envelope
St. Thomas Box 1103
April 9th 04
Dear People All:
Easter over and also holidays
So to work again. Jim was down for Easter
came down Saturday night and stopped until
Wednesday night Uncle and Anna were also down
Belle she could not very well get away and
leave no one [no-one?] in charge. Well I have
decided to go home in August if nothing happens so I hope
I won t have to change my mind again. Jim will
go as far as New York with me so I will be
able to make the rest of it alone. I think I
will stop school about the last of May so that
I will have the remainder of the time to visit
around. Don't let everybody around there know long
before I get there.
I intend to write to Bella soon I should have
done so long ago but I expect that she hears how
how (sic) I am anyway. I was dreaming last night that
I was home but I was very much disappointed
to find so many changes. I was also dreaming
one night this week about Jamey McKernan and
I couldn't remember who the other one was having a
real fight on our street. I thought that each had
a Knife & Spear and Father was the Judge to see that
fair play was given and I thought that the band
was playing while they were fighting. It was horrible.
We are having nice Spring weather here now. I
think Spring is a lovely time here after such
a cold winter.
Where is the 12th July celebration going to be held
this year. They are for having a great day in Windsor
this year I will probably be there. And do you
know of any excursions or picnics in August. I
have not set time so if I knew I would
arrange it so as to get there. How long will
T. Hay be staying? I suppose about two months.
All those from around there that are in New York.
I wish I had their address the McFarlane
girls and McKelvey & Mary McKnight and all those
We might have time to call and see them.
Do you think I can get music lessons in Strabane.
I do not like to give it up now when I have started.
Say wish you would send me your Spring
and Summer styles so I see how much difference
there is between there and here.
Jim was to be at a swell party last
night in Essex, I had a letter from him yesterday
so he said had he known I was going home so
soon I could have gone up for it but it was
too late then to say anything about it.
This is Saturday and it is pretty near
dinner time so I must hurry up and finish
it and post it after dinner on my way
up to get a [l?] new Spring hat I see quite
a few Spring hats on already and tomorrow
being Sunday the church will look like a millinery
showroom. How will Louisa get along without Miss
Moore I should think that she would be wanting
help and I suppose money also.
I suppose you had quite a few eggs to boil Easter
I just ate two. There was quite a family here all
day Sunday. Charles, Annie, Glenn, Leslie, Jim, Uncle,
Anna, [three?] Miss Campbell's (sic) and myself so there
was enough. Eggs were 18 cts a dozen all Easter = 9D.
Butter 20 cts = 10D. . Everything is expensive in the
city. It is starting to rain now so I hope
it don't (sic) keep me from going up town. I am
also going to get a pair of shoes [likely?] you
will see them as I don't suppose I will have
them worn out this summer : Charlie
has just come in been out since yesterday
M. [Mary?] Smyth
Transcribed by Kyle Smith