|Title:||Reynolds, Mary Ann to Reynolds, Mary Ann Jr., 1900|
|Collection||The Reynolds Letters. An Irish Emigrant Family in Late Victorian Manchester [L.W. McBride]|
|Sender||Reynolds, Mary Ann|
|Sender Occupation||linen worker|
|Destination||Chicago, Illinois, USA|
|Recipient||Reynolds, Mary Ann Jr.|
|Genre||family, new house, trade|
|Transcript||1, Norton Place,|
My Dear Niece,
I received your letter and portrait in due time. I was pleased to get
your first letter. After all these years. You look well. Your Uncle is very
pleased with your likness. He Says you are quite a yong lady.
You are going in for plenty of learning. I hope you will Succeed. 1
think their is every prospect of you Succeding. We are pleased to hear
that your Mother and all our nephews are enjoying good health. We are both in good halth. Your Uncle gets the best of health last 18
monthes. You will See by the heading of this letter we removed from
our last house 19 monthes ago. It was very damp and we were loosing
our health in it. We are quite in the countrary [country].
Our house is twice as larg as the last one. We have a larg garden at
the back, plenty of appitrees and curran[t] bushes & cherries. We just
put a lot of apples away for the winter. Our house fronts the high road
with a large flower garden in front. I think James will know wher it is.
It has a very plesant view.
We have been busy, considering the Slackness in trade at presant.
Every thing has advanced in price. Coale & spirrets has gon up more
than double the price on acount of the war. England will pay dear for
it. John Bull is never Satisfyd. He must be fighting but he has suffered
this time in the great loss of lives and a great maney more lives will be
lost befor all is setted.
I am pleased to hear that Father Reynolds takes a great intrest in the
family. Kindley Remember me to him. William would like to get a letter
from James to let him know how he is getting on. And if he is
thinking of getting married. He must not take his Uncles example or
he will left on the shelf. Now Dear niece I think I have told you all I
could think of.
With kind Jove to all
Youre affectionate Aunt
Mary A. Reynolds