|Reynolds, William to Reynolds, James William, 1901
|The Reynolds Letters. An Irish Emigrant Family in Late Victorian Manchester [L.W. McBride]
|Chicago, Illinois, USA
|Reynolds, James William
|weather, trade, politics, family
|1, Norton Place,
I received your letter in due time and I am Sorry I have not been able
to Send you an answer Sooner. I hope your mother and ail the family are
quite well, yourself included. We read in the newspapers the acount of
the great heat in Chicago and other places in America. It was Something
extreme. I hope all your family pulled through allright. This has been the
hottest Summer in Manchester for 50 years. We had the heat wave but
nothing like you had it in Chicago. It was nearly 90 in the Shade.
Everything is going on about the Same in Manchester except trade
is very quite [quiet]. The Boar War has ruined a lot of people. England
was in a prosperous State when the war commenced but everything is
changed and the prices of allmost everything has advanced from about
25 to 50 per cent. Coal advanced over 100 per cent. Within the last few
months it has come down. Petroleum spirit advanced over 100 percent
America aught to be doing well. I seen in the papers that trade is very
good in the States. Let me know if you are doing well in the new position
you got. Kindley Send word if all the family are getting on well.
Thare has been no money made Since the war commenced.
Hughie and all his family are going on about the Same. Your Aunt
Maryann is getting good health. She has gust returned from her holiday
in Ireland. As far as health is conserened I have nothing to complain of.
1 have had much better health Since we have gone to Fallowfield. Your
uncle John is walking about as usual, has not done any work for about
4 years. The warehouse I had built on the vacant land is going on well. I got 3 good tenants and it has turned out very well. I received £92 per
year from the tennants whiten will help to meet Some of extre
expence. I have nearly all the old workers in my imploy yet. I will Send
you more perticulers in my next letter.
Kindley remember your Aunt and myself to Father Reynolds and all
the friends in Chicago. I send my best wishes to your Mother and all the
your Effectionate Uncle
p.s. Write Soon and Send all perticulers.