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Title: O'Donnell, Annie to Phelan, James, 1901
CollectionYour Fondest Annie: Letters from Annie O'Donnel to James P.Phelan [A. O'Donnell]
SenderO'Donnell, Annie
Sender Genderfemale
Sender Occupationchildren's maid
Sender Religionunknown
OriginSpring Lake, New Jersey, USA
DestinationIndianapolis, Indiana, USA
RecipientPhelan, James
Recipient Gendermale
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Partial Date
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Word Count373
Genrework, settling in
TranscriptSpring Lake
New Jersey
August 2nd, 1901

Dear Jim,
Your letter which I received only this morning more than surprised
me. I thought you certainly had forgotten me by this time. You are
the only one I heard from of all I met on the Adria. Like yourself,
when I got into Pittsburgh, other things seemed to bother me, so
that I gave up all hopes of either hearing from or writing to anybody.
To start with, I did not like the Smoky city and loneliness nearly
broke my poor heart. When Xmas time came, I longed for my Ma's
presence, but I was too far away. Once I started to work, things were
coming much easier. I got an easy place for seven months, and then
changed for another, even nicer, position which I am holding just
now. I have travelled a good deal with them and am now spending
the summer in Spring Lake, a seaside resort.
Your letter was forwarded to me by my sister. She must have
kept it quite a while before forwarding it. I should very much like to
know if you have yet learned to like Uncle Sam. I am sure I don't
and never will like it as well as dear old Gal way. 1 hear from home
quite often. My friends there are still true.
You must write very soon again and tell me all about yourself.
Forgive me if I say that I barely remember your face. In fact I must
say that I have but the slightest idea of what you looked like When I got off in Pittsburgh on that day we parted, I didn't
thank you for your kindness to me on board the Adria. Now as this
is one of my busy days, I must bring my letter to a finish and will
give you my present address as well as my Pittsburgh one. I am a
child's maid so am almost always travelling about, but either one of
these addresses will find me.
Hoping to hear from you very soon. I remain, Annie O'Donnell

Annie O'Donnell
c/o W. L. Mellon
Box 249 Spring Lake
New Jersey

Annie O'Donnell
c/o W. L. Mellon
4616 Bayard Street-E. End
Pittsburgh, Pa.