|[Thomas?] F. Carman, New York, to Mary Cahill Nolan, Missouri.
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|Carman, Thomas F/12
|Carman, Thomas F.
|Brooklyn, New York, USA
|Cahill Nolan, Mary
|Emigrant Letters of the FitzGerald Family, Co. Tipperary, 1829-1907. Copyright Reserved by Edwina Goddard, 750 San Fernando St., San Diego, CA 92106, U.S.A.
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|Document added by LT, 20:12:95.
|From: T [Thomas?] F. Carman, Brooklyn, New York, 25 September
To: Mary [his cousin, Mary Cahill Nolan, living in Kansas City,
Missouri, at that date].
Letter was in (missing) envelope.
780 Bedford Ave., Brooklyn, N.Y., Sept. [September?] 25,1907.
My Dear Cousin Mary,
I received your letter of the 19th on
the 24th. I can not tell you how glad
I was to know that you were well
as I had heard a word in over
twenty years at the time I met
Tom Corrigan and he told me
that Eleanor & Susan were married
and that you were gone to Chicago
I was keeping rooms with my sister
Mary and a few years after she
died fifteen years ago I got
married and have seven children
five girls and twin boys The
oldest is fourteen years the youngest
is two the twins are eleven years
and they are strong & healthy and good
borders [boarders?] that is all they are good
for so far When I got married I went
into business manufacturing of
condition powders (Wards Horse & Cattle
Spice) and it was very good for
Six or Seven years then it got
down to nothing and had to move
to Brooklyn Still it got worse
and I had to go back to the dry
goods business but it was not so
easy to get in the business as so long
out of it but I got in and worked
one year in N.Y. and two years in
Brooklyn until last January I
was suspended for one month and
when The month was up I got the
Grip and could not go to work
and when I was able to go every
position was filled So I was out
all summer but I expect to get back
this fall They dont want a man
that looks old in the dry goods
any more but I am as active
as I was twenty five years ago but
I suppose I dont look so.
Dear Mary I was sorry I did not
receive your letter before the 20th
as I could have gone to S.S. Arabia and
see my cousins as that would be the only time
I could find them No more at present
but Regards to all I remain your cousin
P.S. answer as soon as you can.