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Title: John Walker, Ontario to Andrew Lowry, Co. Donegal.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileWalker, John/47
SenderWalker, John
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationunknown
Sender Religionunknown
OriginCanfield, Ontario, Canada
DestinationBallindrait, Co. Donegal, Ireland
RecipientLowry, Andrew and family
Recipient Gendermale-female
Relationshipnephew-uncle / cousins
Source[?] Canfield, Haldemand Co., Ontario, Canada
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland.
Doc. No.8903202
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by JM 22:10:1993.
Word Count570
TranscriptMr Andrew Lowry, Argrey
c/o John McGregor - Raphoe
Cy [County?] Donegal

Canfield Sept 19th 92 [1892?]

Dear Uncle & family
I now take
pleasure in sending you these
few lines to let you know that
we are all well at present hoping
to hear from you all Enjoying the
same, I Received your last letter
in due course and was glad to hear
you were all well, and likewise
two papers, & yesterday I Received
your photo, althou [although?] I never mind of
Seeing you, I knew the photo as soon
as I saw it, the family all favour Each
other any person could have told that
Mother & Uncle John Lowrie were Brother
& Sister, and the time mother went
to pittsburgh to see uncle Alex, the
people in that section Said
if Alex Lowrie had a sister living
that Mother was that person
crops in this section are not
quite up to the Expectation of farmers
owing to a verry [very?] wet spring the
Hay Crop was above the average
every body has lots of hay but Spring
grain on Low land was partly
killed out But on high land
an Average crop - fall wheat the
Same Low land poor & poor Sample
high ground a good Average crop -
Yielding according to high & Low Land
from 8 to 30 Bus. [Bushels?] per Acre, Root
crop in this section is a failure
this Season, especially Potatoes I will
not have as many after digging as I
planted & my neighbours are all
in the same Box, the farmers in this
section are all done Seeding and
fall wheat is growing Splendid in
an other [another?] week if the weather keeps
favorable it will be covering the
ground and there is a large
quantity of it sown

No 2

I was in Hamilton
last friday & Saturday I saw Mrs Cranston
& family they were all well and
all Busy at work her oldest Son
has Rented a farm about 1 1/2 miles
from us and is going to move on it
the first of Oct. he was over & Put in
10 Acres of fall wheat, he rented for 5 yrs [years?]
over 200 Acres pays $225.00 per year
cousin John Lowrie & family are
all well they are close by we see
them every day - Mother keeps her
health exceedingly well she is around
all the time she was verry [very?] lonesome
for a long time after uncle Johns
death she missed his [him?] verry [very?] much
for he was a daily visitor and
there was an other [another?] old gentleman
Mr Kipling he was in every day
and he died on the 18th of Aug't [August?]
and she misses him verry [very?] much
she was aquainted [acquainted?] with him
ever since we came to Canada
Mother thanks you for your picture
she says it is a Lowrie all Right [alright?]
she wants you to give her Respects
to Robert Blain & tell him if she was
near him she would have her picture
taken I will get her to go with me
some time when I am going to Dunnville
& I will get them taken & send you
one - we all join in Sending our love
to you all - I will have to come to
a close or you Will get tired Reading
so no more at Present & I send you
some papers with this Letter from
Your Affectionate Nephew
Jno [John?] Walker
Canfield P.O. [Post Office?]
Co Haldimand
Ont [Ontario?]