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Title: Joe [Thompson?], U.S.A. to Lilly and Tillie, [Co Londonderry?]
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileThompson, Joseph/1
SenderThompson, Joseph
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationunknown
Sender Religionunknown
OriginPhiladelphia, Penn., USA
RecipientLilly and Tilly
Recipient Genderfemale
SourceT 1866/13: Copied by Permission of Miss E.M. Thompson Wayside, Articlave, Co Londonderry. #TYPE EMG Joe [Thompson?], Philadelphia, U.S.A. to His Sisters "Lilly and Tillie" [Articlave, Co Londonderry?] 13 Jan 1901.
ArchivePublic Record Office, N. Ireland
Doc. No.8910009
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
Log12:10:1989 LT created 19:01:1990 MMCH input 10:01:
Word Count528
Transcript1324 Quarry St
[?] 13th & Race
January 1901

My Dear Lilly & Tillie
I received your kind letters
and was very glad to hear
from you, I would have
answered sooner, but I
was expecting a letter
every day as Tillie said
my mother was going
to write, Mamie was
pleased with her
handkerchief it was very nice
also mine. I suppose
you all had a jolly
Xmas, I can imagine
what it was like, I was
thinking of the old time
Xmas we used to have
long, long, ago. Mamie
Nelly & I spent a very
quite [quiet?] Xmas Things are
going along as usual
with me, with the
exception of Mamie &
Nelly who has been feeling
very poorly this last
couple of weeks, I
have not seen my Uncle
this past 3 months, but
Mamie & Nelly went up to
see him, I hope Father
& mother are keeping well,
how about my Father
coming out here has he
still the notion? tell
him to drop me a line
it is a good while since
I heard from him, I
hope Minnie & John are
getting along alright also
Little Nelly, I hope Annie,
and Alice are in good
health also the little
strangers give them
my best love, I hope
Sarah is in good health
she never writes, but I
suppose she is kept busy
Tell my Mother I will write
to her as soon as I hear
from her. Dear Lilly [I?]
hope you are getting along alright at school I
suppose this is your last
year. Dear Lilly & Tillie
I thank you very much for writing to me and I
hope you will write to
me oftener in the future
it always delights me to
hear from home. I will always do my best to
answer your letters as
punctual as possible. I
have found out that this
life is just a little too
short to fool with we
are here to day and away
to morrow, I wrote to
Minnie sometime ago
did she ever get it?
I had a very nice
letter from Katie & Ellen
at Xmas. You might
please tell them that
I will write to them
in a few days we have
had no winter here yet
just like Spring, Dear
Lilly & Tillie I have
nothing very strange
to say at present, but
will write you more
fully next time, Nelly
is continually talking
about Ireland, she says
she would like to go fishing
with her Grandpa, she is
very old fashioned, I wrote
to Henry I hope Maggie
& Bobby are well, Mamie &
Nelly join with me in
sending our best love to
Father & Mother, Sarah
xxxxxx xxxxxx xxxxx
Minnie & John & Nelly, Henry
Maggie & Bobby, Annie & Jamey
and family, Katie & Johnny & family,
Alice & Stephen and family.
&c &c &c &c
I hope Anne is in good health
with best love to Tillie & Lilly
xxxxxx xxxxx
I remain
Tell my mother as Ever your
to write aff [affectionate?] Brother
good bye Joe
I would like very
much if you
would send me
a few photos
I have got Alice
Ellen, Henry, Katie