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Title: O'Donnell, Annie to Phelan, James, 1904
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
OriginPittsburgh, Penn., USA
DestinationIndianapolis, Indiana, USA
RecipientPhelan, James
Recipient Gendermale
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Partial Date
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Word Count386
Transcript[Darlington Road & Forbes Street
Pittsburgh, Pa.]
Monday, Jan. 18th

My dear Jim,
Ere this reaches you, I am sure Pollie will have told you of her
opinion of Smoky City as I think she will leave us tonight. Her visit
I looked forward to with the greatest interest; yet, it seems like
yesterday since she came, and now she is off again. She had supper
with us last night. We expected your uncle too, but he couldn't
come till quite late. Anyhow we had a pleasant evening. You were
the subject we talked about principally. If she remembers all the messages that were sent to you from the girls, you will certainly say
that you will have a cordial welcome on your return to our city.
I am going to see Pollie off at the station if I possibly can, and if
not, I shall indeed be very much disappointed as you wish to be the
last there to be the first remembered to you when she gets home. In
my heart I wish I were going with her, but very soon we will be at that
same station going on our southern trip, but that doesn't count.
All the girls like Pollie so much, and I must say she is a girl I
could be very fond of. The more I knew her, the more I liked her
and all the nice things she said about you. I only hope that she will
find somethings equally nice to say about me, but I know she can't.
She saw Mr. and Mrs. Mellon and the children. My little girl was
quite anxious to know all about Jim. Said she wished he would
come to see us soon.
Well, Jim, when you come next time, are you going to stay here?
I am almost sure you will as you will get to like Pittsburgh if you are here a little while.
I am now in such a hurry. You will excuse my mistakes. Must
finish. There were so many things I had to say before Pollie came,
and now that she is here, it seems they have all vanished. Anyhow,
you can rest assured of my best love and hoping to have a longer
letter next time must now say good-bye and remain
fondly Annie xxxxxxxx