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Title: Emma McClintock, U.S.A., to "Dear Bertie"
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
Filemcclintock, emma/9
Year1926 (prob. 1936)
SenderMcClintock, Emma
Sender Genderfemale
Sender Occupationupper middle-class socialite
Sender Religionunknown
OriginHuntington, West Virginia, USA
Recipient Genderfemale
Relationshipdistant relatives
SourceD/3561/A/5/3: Deposited by Dr. E.R. Green
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland
Doc. No.9806327
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 15:06:98.
Word Count310
Note(Parents were Charles McClintock and Adeline Richey; lived in the Charles Ritter household with his wife Mabel) Source: http://freepages.rootsweb.com/~cabell/genealogy/d160.html
TranscriptSunday Noon.
Ritter Place,
Huntington, W. Va. [West Virginia?]

Dear Bertie:
I have not heard from you for a long time. The
enclosed article tells a great deal.
I was in Florida with three friends in a bungalow
until the middle of May, returning so that Mabel could
go to New York City to the National Garden Convention.
She took four ladies. The returning was disastrous. A
very rainy day the big Lincoln just skidded several
times striking a 3ft tree and tearing the whole side
of the car off. The ladies were seriously hurt, one
dying after five weeks. They were all taken to a fine
hospital in Virginia. Mabel came home after eight
weeks; but has a nurse. It has been twelve weeks. Her
right foot we discovered recently had not been set.
She uses a wheel chair. Five ribs were bandaged too
tightly and cannot be remedied now. Her left lung was
crushed somewhat. So her breathing is light. She looks
well, and has borne the sorrow of the death of this
dear little child wonderfully. The funeral was held
here on her account. The body placed in the big
paneled [panelled?] ivory dining room in a white
and gold casket. Flowers lined the room - Much in
white. Those crosses. People have been wonderful. Not
more than one day in the three months that flowers and
gifts have not arrived. Sometimes five - this week
many. About 250 letters. People have been grand to me,
relieving me in every possible way. Mabel's grandchild
has always lived here and is quite a care. So I have
him to look after, altho [although?] the maid his
former nurse, dresses him and cares for his clothes. I
have been very weak for a long time. I bought a house
in Sarasota, so will go in Nov. to make plantings. I
hope you are all well.
Emma McClintock.