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Title: Maggie Martin, Chicago, U.S.A., to Her "Aunt", Portaferry
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
Filemartin, maggie/69
SenderMartin, Margaret (Maggie)
Sender Genderfemale
Sender Occupationunknown
Sender Religionunknown
OriginChicago, Illinois, USA
DestinationPortaferry, Co. Down, N.Ireland
RecipientMrs Shaw
Recipient Genderfemale
SourceD2709/1/62: Presented by Miss Shanks, Ballyfounder, Portaferry, County Down
ArchivePublic Record Office, Northern Ireland
Doc. No.9501349
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 26:01:1995.
Word Count172
TranscriptChicago, Oct. [October?] 23. 1890
3122 Rhodes Av. [Avenue?],

My Dear Aunt;
I suppose you received my letter and photo some
time ago.
We have had plenty of rain this fall but not very
cold weather.
The freights are low and do not seem to increase,
William tied up his boat but Uncle Willie thought he would
wait a while longer.
James and Janie have another little baby brother He
is about two weeks old and they are going to call him Henry
Bailey Shanks.
Alice and Nell were made happy to-day with their
wrappers and handkerchiefs that Kate sent The 21st was
Alices birth-day [birthday?].
Aunt Sarah was here visiting at noon She always has
something to bother her Mr. J. McVea, Mrs. Kaig and Mrs. Peck
were all to see Ma in the morning, they were going to
Eliza comes every week, She thinks she does all the
knitting. Mrs. Thomas says she comes to return her own call.
Bessie Reeder is studying at a school near by and
comes most everyday for Lunch.
Don't you wish you
[end of letter?]