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Title: M Smyth, Ontario, to J A Smyth, Ontario
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileSmyth, Mary/35
SenderSmyth, Mary
Sender Genderfemale
Sender Occupationunknown
Sender ReligionProtestant (Presbyterian)
OriginOntario, Canada
DestinationEssex Co., Ontario, Canada
RecipientSmyth, James A.
Recipient Gendermale
SourceCopyright Retained by Mr & Mrs J Smyth, Castledamph, Plumbridge, Co Tyrone, castledamph@btinternet.com
ArchiveMr & Mrs J Smyth
Doc. No.505023
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 25:05:2005.
Word Count517
Transcript[Front of Envelope]
Mr. Jas. A. Smyth,

JUN 10

[Back of Envelope]
Ju 11

[Page 1]

St. Thomas, Box 11
June 9th 04

Dear Brother..
I thought I would
write and send you the
programme today so as
you will have it by the
time it is going on.
Annie had a letter from
you today. I don't know
what notion she took to
write to you. As regards
Friday night. She (Miss Resdon)
is not going to entertain the
orchestra Sat. night as some
of them can't be present. I
don't know when she will now.
I think I will go up Wednesday
Well, I spent all the money

[Page 2]
you sent me and ten of
what I had in the bank
so there's how it goes.
I got a new dress & I
think my music & books cost
quite a bit as she [gave?] me
some to study alone.
We had practice yesterday
afternoon on the opera house
and we will have another today
She wants me to lead the seconds
in the first piece, Long symphony,
but I don't know whether to or
not I have never been up before
a crowd and I would have to sit at
the front though there would be
others there too.
I will give you a list of the names,
Hindmarsh plays the cornet H. Wigg
the [base? viol [violin?]
Miss Stell [Stella?] Resdon the cello.
Miss A. Marlatt the viola.

[Page 3]
Nearly all the others play
1st, 2nd violin some of them
have [-----?], like the cuckoo
& quail, in the 1st piece & they
are not in the others atall
[at all?] I think it is going
to be very good. I would have
liked if you could have come
to see it. I have sold
thirteen tickets for it
and some of the others have
sold three times as many
so I expect there will be a
crowd I think I will make
this do for now as I must
get ready to go for practice
We certainly have had enough
outings this last two weeks
but it will soon be over.
Good Bye, M. [Mary?] Smyth.

[Page 4]
June 10th
As I did not get this
letter posted in time
yesterday I thought I
would finish it up today.
Well, our concert came
off splendid. Annie was
there & she thought it
was very good so it must
have been. Gertrude Huntley’s
pieces were fine. She
certainly can play I wish
I were as good as she. Miss
Resdon gave her a lovely
bouquet after she played the
last one. We sat in our places
after we played the second piece
until the third. and we saw her
play her last. That Miss James

[Page 5]
is a good reciter and
she is also very pretty.
The Indian Drill by
[Sen?] boys was the most
comical of all. They were
dressed up in all colors
and had their battle
axes & everything, it was
good. We did not get home
until after 11 o’clock
they [the?] programme was long.
There was quite a crowd
so I expect it will also be
a financial success.
I had better close as
I have to write home today
M. [Mary?] Smyth.

Transcribed by Brendan Valentine