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Title: Incomplete Letter, Ontario to "Dear Jim"
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationformer politician
Sender Religionunknown
OriginPerth, Ontario, Canada
DestinationCo. Tyrone, N.Ireland
RecipientSmyth, James Alexander
Recipient Gendermale
Relationshipold friends
SourceCopyright Retained by Mr & Mrs J Smyth, Castledamph, Plumbridge, Co Tyrone, castledamph@btinternet.com
ArchiveCopyright Retained by Mr & Mrs J Smyth, Castledamph, Plumbridge, Co Tyrone, castledamph@btinternet.c
Doc. No.unknown
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 09:11:2004.
Word Count302
Transcript[Page 1]

P.O. box 148 Perth
Dec 24 1935

Dear Jim, -
Ruth and I
were talking about old
friends the other night
and this turned my mind
in your direction.
May I first tell
you about ourselves and
some other things that may
[be?] more or less news. The
economic collapse in the
Border Cities has been much
[worse?] than [elsewhere?]
I know anything about

[Page 2]

At one time 35% of the entire
population were on relief among
them wary people one would never
imagine would or could be nearly all
those [out?] on relief lost
all or nearly all capital and [income?]
Equally [amazing?] has been the recovery
of many and the local leadership through
it all sufferers themselves some have
been able to triumph J [cro--?] Loughlin,
Colonel Brodie the latter a native of
[Scotland?], Wallace Campbell Mrs

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Herman of the B.C. star [and?] many others are
notable examples. I have met Harry [Lynes?]
several times at Toronto the past several years also
[shirley?] and their two children Harry is a [barber?]
and seems [sic] doing well [Tim?] is still at London
I have not seen him for a while you all remember when
they had the only shop of its kind on
[Ouilletle?] ave - since those days when we [used?]
to frequent the [place?] nearly all the [-----?]
is [in?] that street right up to [Urgenuth?]
my brother Bob is still in practice there
he has three children two boys and a girl
January 1934 I was [appointed?] to this post
in Lanark County. The work is light. you may not
have heard but I had a [bad?] [break?]
with [perivious?] [anaemia?]
and had to give up [practice?] and politics
my present situation suits my physical
needs [well?] We have three children also two
boys and a girl and lovely children
they really are ...

Transcribed by Tony Flanagan

Word count: 302