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Title: Reynolds, William to Reynolds, James William, 1898
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
DestinationChicago, Illinois, USA
RecipientReynolds, James William
Recipient Gendermale
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Transcript3 Clarence Road
Victoria Park
May 2 98

Dear James,
I received your letter dated April 20th and also your previous letter
and would have sent you letter before but I was waiting for the letter you
promised. Maryann and myself were very upset and grieved to hear of
your Fathers death. We did not expect he would have died so quickley.
We had hopes of his reovery when he got over the most trying part of his
illness but the worst thing we considered was getting so reduced. What
seemed to us the worst feature of his terriable illness. I did live in the
hopes of seeing him sometime either in Chicago or in Manchester myself.
John was very sorry to hear of his death, also Hughie, Alice and all
the family. Maryann had masses offered for his recovery. One mass was
on the morning of April 20th and since we received your letter your
last letter we had masses offered up for his soul. I am sure your Mother
felt his loss most extremely and all the family as he was a very good
Father. All his thoughts and cares were always centered in his family as
all his letters to us were always informing us how the children were getting on His family seemed to be all his delight and study and I am sure
you will all mis him very much but as it was Gods will to take him you
must all feel reconsiled as we do not know how soon it may come to
our own turn. We were pleased to hear he had some good friends at his
bed side when he died. Father Reynolds and his brother Mr P J
Reynolds Mary Ann and myself symthyise with your Mother and all the
family in your sad bereaveiment.

I remain
your affectionate uncle
William Reynolds
Write soon and kindley remember your Aunt Mary Ann to Father