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Title: Alexander Wilson, New York, to Mrs J.H., County Antrim.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileWilson, Alexander/54
SenderWilson, Alexander
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationunknown
Sender Religionunknown
OriginNYC, USA
DestinationCo. Antrim, N.Ireland
RecipientDenham, J.H.
Recipient Genderfemale
SourceD1921/3/8: Deposited by : A. Fetridge Esquire, Hardware Merchant, Church Street, Ballymena, County Antrim.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland.
Doc. No.9310364
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogAction By Date Document added by C.R., 13:10:1993.
Word Count337
TranscriptLetter from Alex. [Alexander?] Wilson, New York, to his "Dear
Sister", Mrs J.H. Denham, Ballymena, County Antrim.

New York 16th September 1898
Mr Dear Sister,
It is so long since we had a letter from you I
though [thought?] I would write a few lines to see how you
all were, the last letter I had from you, you were not feeling
very well, and had a cold we have been kind of worried to know
how you were getting on and how every thing was going and if
Jack was still keeping on the improve and helping you all that
he possibly could.
We are all pretty well at present, but the heat
here was some thing to knock any one out for ten days it was
up to and over 100 to 107 degrees in the shade, I tell you
every body felt it, and lots of people dying every day, but we
all escaped and we are thankful, now it is a little cooler and
we can enjoy it.
The war seems to be about over, and I hope
things will soon commence to get better, as it has been a very
dull summer for trade.
I send you Marion's picture, also one of the
babies [baby's?] Len, they are very good and natural I think
and hope you will like then [them?] and let us know who you
think they look like, Marion is just 16 and Len is four years
old, when she was taken, they both send their love to Aunt
Maggie with their pictures, I hope you will get them all right
withouit them being spoiled in the mail.
Write and let me know how you are and how Jack
and Jeannie are getting along and how your cold is and how you
have been all summer, and how business is, generally.
We saw by an observer that Annie Pauley sent us
that Captain Perry is dead and buried and he had a great
I must now close with best love from us all to
you and hoping to hear from you soon.
I remain your loving Brother
Alex. [Alexander?] Wilson