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Title: John Wightman, Illinois, To Mary Anne Wightman, Holywood.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileWightman, John/1
SenderWightman, John
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationunknown
Sender Religionunknown
OriginPekin, Illinois, USA
DestinationHolywood, Co. Down, N.Ireland
RecipientWightman, Mary Anne
Recipient Genderfemale
Relationshipdistant relatives?
SourceCopyright Retained by Prof. J.A. Faris, 15 Coney Island, Ardglass, Co. Down. BT30 7VQ.
ArchiveUlster American Folk Park.
Doc. No.9802461
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 09:02:98.
Word Count109
TranscriptPekin, Illinois

10th January 1871

My dear Mary Anne -
Lola received your
letter of 21st Dec - last Saturday - the 7th
and thanks you for the nice Christmas Cards
which are quite a novelty here -
I send a photograph of my grandmother
for Miss Wightman - This is much better than
that of my grandfather - The old portrait
had got cracked by being rolled up and
it has been retouched by a good painter
put on card board & framed -
When I get the others I shall send to you
& Mrs McNeilly -
I send an "Every Saturday" with view of
the New bridge at St Louis -
Yours affectionately
John Wightman

Mrs Mary Anne Wightman