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Title: Maggie Lowry. Ontario, Canada, to Andrew Lowry, Co. Donegal, Ireland.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
Filelowry, maggie/49
SenderLowry, Maggie
Sender Genderfemale
Sender Occupationfarmer
Sender ReligionPresbyterian
OriginCanfield, Ontario, Canada
DestinationCo. Donegal, Ireland
RecipientLowry, Andrew
Recipient Gendermale
SourceT.2018/36: Presented by Miss K. Lowry, Raphoe, Co. Donegal.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland.
Doc. No.9409332
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT/JW, 26:09:1994.
Word Count270
TranscriptCaufield Dec. 4th 1893
Andrew Lowrie,

Dear Uncle & all

I suppose you think we had
forgotten you but it was only
neglect. We are all well hoping
this finds you the same.
We had a very wet spring
and a dry summer and
fine fall weather. The crops
was not extra. The wheat
crop was poor and prices
low. Wheat is from 50 to 60c [cents?]
a bushel. The hay crop was
very good it brings from
$6 to $6.50 a ton from the packers.
Paw [Pa?] bought 105 acres of land
last spring it laid along
side of ours there is about
40 acres cleared only and the rest
is wood. Grandmother is not
so very smart she is up to Aunt
Jane Knox's on a visit just now
Aunt Jane Walker is just about
the same as usual. I was in
this morning and she was
quite lively but she is failing
fast. Aunt Martha Cranstons
were all well the last we
heard we have not seen
any of them for a while.
It is snowing tonight and it
looks very much like winter.
Paw has got his ploughing
all finished but his days and
then he will have 35 acres done.
I will draw my letter to a close
wishing you a Merry Christmas
and a happy New Year.
We all join in sending our love to
You all Your Niece
Maggie J. Lowrie


You must not wait so long
to answer my letter as I did
for I will try and do better next
time. Paw says he would like
you to come over to
Canada and see us all.