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Title: Maggie Mckeown, Co. Tyrone, to James A. Smyth, Ontario.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
Filemckeown, maggie/98
SenderMcKeown, Maggie
Sender Genderfemale
Sender Occupationunknown
Sender Religionunknown
OriginNewtonstewart, Co. Tyrone, N.Ireland
DestinationEssex, Ontario, Canada
RecipientSmyth, James Alexander
Recipient Gendermale
SourceCopyright Retained by Mr & Mrs J Smyth, Castledamph, Plumbridge, Co Tyrone, castledamph@btinternet.com
ArchiveMr & Mrs J Smyth, Castledamph, Plumbridge.
Doc. No.310032
Partial Date
Doc. TypeLTE
LogDocument added by LT, 17:10:2003.
Word Count360
TranscriptEnvelope addressed to: -
Mr James A. Smyth
Essex County

Postmarked on Front: -
[NEWTOWNSTEWART?] NO [November?] 8 00

Postmarked on Back: -
GORTIN NO [November?] 8 00
ESSEX NO [November?] 8 00 ONT. [Ontario?]

Nothing written on front of envelope:-

Written on back of envelope:- Geog

N. T. Stewart [Newtownstewart?]
Co. Tyrone

November 8th 1900

Dear James
I now take
the pleasure of writing
you these few lines to let
you know that we are
all in good health at present
hoping you are well yourself
also your cousin I suppose
she got landed safe again
Bella & her was over for
a couple of days with us
& I liked her very much.
I only wish she had stoped
[stopped?] longer with us.
Lizzie was very fond of her
to [too?] & I wish every one
was like her. I hope
she will come back to see us
again, We would all be very
pleased to see her,
John Charlie is well & getting
on very well at the trade
he does not play much at
the violin now except some
nights I think he is getting
tired with it & he should
not For it is very nice to
to be able to play. I am learning
it now & I like it very
There is not
much news about Gortin
only. There was New Schools
built last summer & there
was a grand entertainment
in them last month.
I liked it very much &
so did every one that was
at it. Supper was at 7p.m.
& dancing at 9p.m. The string
band from Omagh was down
& it was lovely music
Uncle & a few other (sic) was
playing the Violin I think
there will not be another
night like it in Gortin again
I think this is all the news
I have to say. With love
from Aunt, Uncle, Lizzie, &
I remain your
Affect [Affectionate?] - friend
Maggie Mckeown.

PS Tell your Cousin
I was asking about her
& hopes (sic) she is well.

Note on back of letter:-

My dear nephew
If I was a good [writer?]
I would not keep
you wahiting [waiting?] a [an?] answer
so long & I could not
get your uncle to
write since the fire [the?]
is not the same &
I think never will
many thanks for foto [photo?]
it is Splendid & very
like you hoping to
here [hear?] from you [soon?]
I remain your loving

[Anty?] [Mary?]

Transcribed by Jim Buchanan

Verified by Mohamed Souissy

Validated by Lorraine Tennant