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Title: John Walker, Ontario to Andrew Lowry, Co. Donegal.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileWalker, John/68
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
SourceT 2018/30: Copied by Permission of Miss K. Lowry, Argrey, Raphoe, Co. Donegal.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland.
Doc. No.8903153
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by JM 22:10:1993.
Word Count442
TranscriptMr Andrew Lowry. Argrey
Ballindrate [Ballindrait?]. Strabane

Canfield 5-24. 92 [24 May 1892?]

Dear Uncle & Family
I received
yours in due course and we were
glad to hear you were all well
hoping you & yours may long enjoy that
great Blessing. We are all well at
present. Mother was verry [very?] poorly for a
couple of weeks but she is quite smart
again. Crops is looking splendid
here this spring, fall wheat & grass
never looked better this time of year
Orchards all out in Blossom it is
a lovely scene, the spring wheat
Barley, Oats, & peas, will soon cover
the ground, and at present farmers
are buisy [busy?] planting potatoes & corn
we had any amount of Rain
this spring but the weather now
is all that could be desired
Feed was a little scarce here
this spring quite a number of farmers
bought Hay but it was not
verry [very?] dear it could be bought
for $10.00 per ton, it was shipped
from Montreal & quebec - they
press it there & ship to Hamilton
& Toronto - they have Hundreds
of tons for sale yet it can be bought
there for 4 & 5 dollars per ton
but the farmers will need no more
they have a No 1 pasture now
and the prospects of a big Hay
crop this year, I received
your papers the Witness is a
good paper, I Read all But
advertisements I take five Weeklies [weeklys?]
so I Have Lots of Reading
Mrs Lowrie is in Oneida at
present waiting on her daughter
Mrs Knox she has been sick and
had another daughter and is gaining
slowly - John Lowrie Jr's family are all
well. Mrs Cranstons family were well
the last we heard from them they are
Living in the city of Hamilton the Third
Son has a milk route & supplies part
of the city with milk I see by our papers
you are on the eve of a general election
if it is anything like with us it will
make lively times for a while I send you
a paper with this letter so you will
see our Market Reports. Everything is
cheap and no signs of a Rise in price
Mother joins in sending her love
to you all, she will be 77 years old
this month but she does not know
the day of month
I have nothing of importance
to write at present we all join
in sending our Love to you All
And all Enquiring friends hoping
soon to hear from you I Remain
Your affectionate Nephew
Jno [John?] Walker
Canfield P.O. [Post Office?]
Ont. [Ontario?]
P.S. please excuse scribbling
there is a party waiting for me to go
to a sale.
J.W –