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Title: John Walker, Caufield, Ontario, To A. Lowry, Co Donegal
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileWalker, John/51
SenderWalker, John
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationagricultural machinery salesman
Sender Religionunknown
OriginCanfield, Ontario, Canada
DestinationBallindrait, Co. Donegal, Ireland
RecipientLowry, Andrew and family
Recipient Gendermale-female
Relationshipnephew-uncle / cousins
SourceT.2018/23: Copied by Permission of Miss K Lowry, Argrey, Raphoe, Co Donegal, Ireland. #TYPE EMG John Walker, Caufield, Ontario, Canada, To Andrew Lowry, Ballindrait, Co Donegal, Ireland. 11th August 1891.
ArchivePublic Record Office Northern Ireland.
Doc. No.8811001
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
Log05:12:1988 GC created 07:02:1989 ET input 12:04:19
Word Count386
TranscriptMr Andrew Lowry
Raphoe - By Donegal
Caufield 11th = 8th = 91

Dear Uncle & family
I now take pleasure in sending you these few lines to
let you know that we are all in the enjoyment of good health hoping to hear
from you and yours enjoying the same Blessing I received your last letter
in due course and we were glad to hear you were all well hoping you may
long continue to enjoy the same. Mother keeps very smart she is able
to [be?] around all the time she was over in Oneida visiting lately and I
think it does her good she seems to feel better after a time as long
as the weather keeps [favorable?] but when the cold weather sets in she
will be obliged to keep to the house Mrs Cranston of Tapleytown is visiting
us at present I happened to be at home and I gave them all the fun they
wanted she says it is better than a dose of medicine for I kept them
laughing all the time we had a very dry summer no rain worth speaking
of all summer still crops were wonderful for the chance they had, hay
crop is verry [very?] light with us but as for other crops we can not
complain I send you a paper with this letter so you will see Our market
reports it is still verry [very?] dry at present farmers are all buisy
[busy?] [fall?]-plowing [ploughing?] but they are anxious for Rain Sod
fields plows [ploughs?] verry [very?] hard. Uncle John Lowry is Still
on the path we are sure to have him in our House twice a day & sometimes
three times a day he keeps gaining he is a good deal stronger than he
was and still keeps gaining his son and family are all well they are only
a quarter of a mile from us I did not do so well in Agricultural
Machinery this Summer on Account of dry weather farmers were verry [very?]
timid about Buying but we have to take the Bitter with the Sweet hoping to
do better in future I am buisy [busy?] with Auctioneering at present there
are quite a number of farm [?] sales but will soon wind up now.
No more at present But we all join in sending our love to you all.
John Walker
Caufield P.O [Post Office?]
Ont.[Ontario?] Can.[Canada?]