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Title: [Thomas?] F. Carman, New York, to Mary Cahill Nolan, Missouri.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileCarman, Thomas F/12
SenderCarman, Thomas F.
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationstore keeper
Sender Religionunknown
OriginBrooklyn, New York, USA
DestinationMissouri, USA
RecipientCahill Nolan, Mary
Recipient Genderfemale
SourceEmigrant 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.
ArchiveThe Ulster American Folk Park, Omagh.
Doc. No.9601015
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 20:12:95.
Word Count353
TranscriptFrom: 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
T.F. Carman
P.S. answer as soon as you can.