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Title: William Wightman, Belfast to Mr McNeilly.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileWightman, William Jr/190
SenderWightman, William Jr.
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationstudent
Sender Religionunknown
OriginBelfast, N.Ireland
RecipientMcNeilly, D.W.
Recipient Gendermale
RelationshipMr. McNeilly worked in the Wightman household (see
SourceT 1475/1 p28: Copied by Permission of Miss A. McKisack, 9 Mount Pleasant, Belfast.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland.
Doc. No.9404171
Partial Date
Doc. TypeLET
LogDocument added by LT, 25:04:1994.
Word Count292
TranscriptBelfast 31st Oct. 1837

My dear Mr McNeilly,
I was very sorry to hear that you had a great pain in your
back but I hope it will soon get better. I would have written to
you sooner, but we came home from the Giants Causeway on saturday,
and I went to school on Monday, where I have been very busy ever
since, but now I have got two days play as it is Hallow Eve, and if
it would give you any pleasure in describing the way in which I
spent part of my vacation at the Giants Causeway, it will give me great
pleasure. There we lodged being only about a mile we walked very often
there. The first day we walked along the Headlands as far as pleaskin, where
there is a fine view of most of the other Promontorys [Promontories?], the
next promontory is Bengore where there is a fine view of the Island of
Rathlin, which is 7 or 8 miles distant from the shore and numerous
objects which I could not describe, at the low part of the Causeway
there are a great many curiosities which I am afraid my description
would give you a very imperfect idea of. I have lately become a member
of the natural history society in the Institution which meets every
alternate Friday evening at half past 7o.c. [o'clock?] when a paper is read
on various subjects. I am thinking great long for a letter from John
which I hope will soon arrive. My Aunt Nancy has just been in and
intends going to Professor Edgar this evening. My mother and Ann
join me in love to Mrs McNeilly, Miss Waddell and yourself.

Believe me my dear sir,
Yours with sincere affection
Wm. [William?] Wightman.