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Title: Reynolds, William to Reynolds, Mary, 1891
CollectionThe Reynolds Letters. An Irish Emigrant Family in Late Victorian Manchester [L.W. McBride]
SenderReynolds, William
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationlinen trader
Sender Religionunknown
OriginManchester, England
DestinationMohill, Co. Leitrim, Ireland
RecipientReynolds, Mary
Recipient Genderfemale
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Word Count407
Genreillness, family, business
Transcript295 Stretford Road
Oct 26th 91

Dear Cousin Mary,
I received your Letter and We Ware all glad to hear from you and
that you are getting on So well, considering the Summer was So bad for Farming. My mother has not been so well in health but taking her great
age in to acount she keeps up wonderfull. Maryann had a vary bad illness
this year. She was bedfast for a month. She got round pretty well
and went over to Bray for a month and She is now mutch better and
Stronger for the rest and the Sea air. She Caught Cold and got an attack
of inflamation of the Bowels again. John & his wife are quite well and
doing Well in thair business. I keep up vary well myself. I have not
mutch to complain of as regards health. I have as mutch as I can manage
in the business. I am getting on vary well. It keeps increasing and it
requires a great deal of attention. I was in Bray for a fortnight. I stayed
at Bray Head Hotel. It is a fine place and a grand place for peoples
You Speak in your Letter about your Daughter. She would like to go
LO business and like to get a Situation. Let me know in your next Letter
her age if She is old enough to leve Home. We have 3 young Ladies
at Stretford Road shop ware we live and this is our principle Shop. This
would be the best place for her. If She would turn out suitable and live
with us and be Smart, Maryann no doubt would make a business
woman of her. We have a great meney customers at this shop and we
do the business in the highest style, vary nessesary to carry the business
on as thare are a great meney Dyers in Manchester.
I received a Letter a few days ago from Laurences Son in Chicago.
He is getting a vary smart young man. Thay are getting on well and all
the talk at present is the wourlds Show to be hald thare in 1893.
Remember John & myself to Mr McGushin. I am vary glad [he] is Still
keeping in good health. All his family are good hearted. A great meney
of the Farmers Dye vary young Supprising and living in shutch a beauty[ful]

I remain
your Effectionate Cousin
William Reynolds