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Title: M.Smyth, Ontario to J.J.Smyth, Castledamph
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileSmyth, Mary/34(2)
SenderSmyth, Mary
Sender Genderfemale
Sender Occupationunknown
Sender ReligionProtestant (Presbyterian)
OriginOntario, Canada
DestinationCastledamph, Co. Tyrone, N.Ireland
Recipient Gendermale-female
Relationshipwrites to her family
SourceCopyright Retained by Mr & Mrs J Smyth, Castledamph, Plumbridge, Co Tyrone, castledamph@btinternet.com
ArchiveMr & Mrs J Smyth
Doc. No.410283
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 29:10:2004.
Word Count745
TranscriptFront of envelope
Mr J.J.Smyth


Back of envelope
JU 16

June 2nd, 04

Dear people:-
Rec. [received?] your
letter a few days ago and I intended
to write before this but this is my
busiest time I haven't got much time
to spare & attend to all as I should
but by this day week it will be all
over We are having that concert on
June 9th, Thursday, so we are kept
busy practising We practiced Saturday
night Monday, Wednesday, & Sat again
and Monday & here on Thursday afternoon
so that we are kept busy I walk to their
place going but I take the street car
coming home it is quite
a ways [sic] from here.
Last night I was th [the?] only one in the
car and I thought we were a long time
June 3rd Friday:- Another day [in?] and
I have still neglected to finish this.
I see by your letters that you expect
me home for the 12th but by this time
you will know differ [different?] I would like to be
there for it but we can't get everything
I have changed pens so probably you
would be all day making out what I say.
This is lovely weather we have yesterday
& Friday but we had rain a few days before.
Annie had a few girls in last night and
women also. There were two Miss Campbells
and Miss Page and Miss Forbes, Mrs
Campbell & Mrs Collinson, We had ice cream
and cake and a nice time. Chs. [Charles?] was out so
it was a hen party only for Glen & Leslie.
I think I will go up to Woodslee the next
day after the concert or
Saturd [Saturday?] Jim was talking
of coming down for it but I dont know
whether he will or not yet. He would have
to miss school for a day & a half at the
least, and at this time of the year it
would not show very much interest in his
work, however, he can decide for himself
I would like him [to?] be here for it but it
costs $5 to come on the train. I see by
your letter that your excursion
is on the same day. Got the fashion sheet
yesterday their [there?] dont seem like very much
difference in the styles here & there
they dont keep up with it there
I think that is why. I have got my last
years dress made over into an [a?] short
Eton jacket. I needn't describe it you
may see it by & by. I am getting a white
[lustre?] for the concert, I tell you I
hated to spend the money but all the others
were getting new ones - I didn't have any
very good ones so I thought I had better
get one Jim said I would need one anyway
for the boat. I don't think I'll need to
get any clothes for the next few years.
After I get home. Jim has given me a supply
The people think here that Jim is not
like many other brothers. Sometimes I
think that I don't appreciate what he
is doing for me as I ought. He certainly
has spent quite a bit of money on me but
he is careless about it anyway so he might
as well have spent it on me as somewhere
else. He is very well pleased because I
am able to play in this concert.
I suppose Madge will soon be able to walk home, I
had another dream about her and Bella
last night I wonder if she'll look like
what I see her in my dreams when I see
her as she is. Liza was talking about
getting things fixed up so as
things wouldn't look as I had left them but
I think Madge will be the most striking
feature to see her at home. I am sure
when Bella was sick you must have been
all busy to do the work at home there
both. I think you need a biycle [bicycle?] there
to run up & down Get a ladies [wheel?} & it
would do the men also. It would save a
lot of time on the way.
I have to get a new trunk to go home
as this little one is too small for
my things so that will be $6 more. Think
how the money goes.

Must close now & go to Annies

M.Smyth [Mary Smyth?]
Hope you are all well

Transcribed by Julie Simms