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Title: Mary Cranston, Ontario to Andrew Lowry, Co. Donegal.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileCranston, Mary S/5
SenderCranston, Mary S.
Sender Genderfemale
Sender Occupationmentions being busy with her trade, unclear of which kind
Sender Religionunknown
OriginOntario, Canada
DestinationStrabane, Co. Tyrone. N.Ireland
RecipientLowry, Andrew
Recipient Gendermale
SourceT 2018/21: Copied by Permission of Miss K. Lowry, Argrey, Raphoe, Co. Donegal.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland.
Doc. No.9403188
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 15:03:1994.
Word Count370
TranscriptMr Andrew Lowry Sr

Tapleytown Jan/13/91 [1891?]

Dear Uncle Aunt and all
I must apologise for not making a repley [reply?]
sooner, as I find it is over two months since I last heard from Ireland.
Never the less it's better late than never. I hope you all had a Merry
Christmas and a Happy New Year. We had rather a dull Christmas, but
had a pleasant time New Years, although the weather was very dull,
raining all the day and part of the night. We had a dinner, Grandfather
and Grandmother Lowry and Uncle Kirk and Family and Aunt Jane Knox and
Family, and other friends were here through the day, and some young
folk came in at night so we had a gay time. I have been very busy with
my trade, but it is very slack just now my sister often is away on a visit,
to my Uncle Kirk and Aunt Jane's for several weeks, Grandmother is with us
now. My brother's wife has another young daughter on the seventh of
December. My little sister [Anita?] is going to school and expects to be
promoted into the third [?] at Easter. I am glad you had a pleasant time
in Scotland. I think when you went to Scotland you might make up your
mind, to come to Canada and if you cannot make up mind, why not send
Andrew or Aunty. It would be a nice trip next Spring Grandfather and
Grandmother's Golden Wedding is the 22nd October 1891 if they both are
spared to that time. We never hear a word from Aunt Margret but I will
send her a letter and see if she answers this time. Do you ever see
her now, Aunt Ann is very poorley [poorly?]. I suppose you hear from
John Walker. We have lovely sleighing just now and hope it stays for there
is nothing nicer than a sleighride. I suppose you see very little snow
in Ireland; well I guess I will have to bring this scribble to a close.
Remember me to all friends in Ireland and to Aunty & Andrew.
Give my love to all. I remain Mary S Cranston

Grandfather weighs 201 lbs he is better now than for a long time