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Title: Letter from P Brown to Father, Mother and Brothers
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileBrown, P/24
SenderBrown, P.
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationcoal worker
Sender Religionunknown
OriginSan Francisco, California, USA
Recipient Gendermale-female
SourceD. 3561/A/18: Deposited by Dr. E.R. Green.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland.
Doc. No.9310409
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogAction By Date Document added by C.R., 14:10:1993.
Word Count510
TranscriptSan Francisco

Dec [December?] 4 95 [1895?]

Dear Father Mother and Brothers it is time for me now to
answer your kind letter that I received a month ago was glad
to hear that you all was in good health Hannah Johnny Frank
and myself is well thank God Johnny is getting a big boy and
Frank can talk pretty good by this time now when I am writing
Johnney is sitting on the table holding the ink for me he
says he will soon go to see Grand Papa and Grand Mama when I
ask him his name he says Johnney Browne from Tyrone he calls
Frank O'Donnell from Tyrone. By the time you get this note
it will be near Christmas I am sending a very small present
only two pounds I want you father to buy some snuff and you
mother get a good strong pound of tea from Mary Anne and also
get Edward and Mick a little present. I dont name Johnny or
Francis I guess they got lots of money of their own. Dear
Father if you ever want any money let me know if only I have
a shilling and you want you get the half of it thank God I
have good health and get pretty good wages. We have very
nice weather this winter for so far only two days rain so far
times is getting a little better more work wages is about the
same I got all the news about home from John Lynch a great
many changes around their [there?] since I left John was very
lucky got [not?] to work after he got here has a good steady
job at coal John is very steady good thing for him Johnny
McNally is not near him Mick Duggan is working all the time
along with me for Mr Peabody Johnny Duggan went to the
country 8 months ago never wrote since Charles Semple works
with the Christian Brothers still he comes to see us every
two weeks is getting very fat he is well liked by the
Brothers Mary Jane is still in the same place making lots of
money Mark Duggan calls to see us every Sunday night I sent
two papers last week lots of Irish news in them Brother
Matthew was up to our house last week their [there?] was an
entertainment in the college John O'Donnell and I was to it
After it was over about 20 priests and the same number of
Brothers sat down to supper so Brother Matthew had John and
me take part with them I tell you we would rather be out B
[Brother?] Matthew wanted us to eat and drink all on the
table he is very good wanted to be remembered to you all
Bob in particular Philip and wife John Mary Ann and family
is well Hannah Johnny and Frank send their love to you all
wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a happy new year
your son
P Brown