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Title: Mary Cranston, Ontario to Andrew Lowry, Co. Donegal.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileCranston, Mary S/15
SenderCranston, Mary S.
Sender Genderfemale
Sender Occupationunknown
Sender Religionunknown
OriginOntario, Canada
DestinationBallindrait, Co. Donegal, Ireland
RecipientLowry, Andrew
Recipient Gendermale
SourceT 2018/22: Copied by Permission of Miss K. Lowry, Argrey, Raphoe, Co. Donegal.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland.
Doc. No.9403187
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 15:03:1994.
Word Count417
TranscriptAndrew Lowry
Argrey Ballindrait
Co Donegal

Tapleytown 27/3/91 [1891?]

Dear Uncle

I received your kind and welcome letter one week ago, and was glad to hear
you were all enjoying good health, we are all pretty well, hoping this
finds you all enjoying the same blessing, I see in your paper you have the
small-pox in Ireland; I hope it is not very near you. We had them about
ten miles from us two years ago, we have a very favourable spring so far.
We are into our Syrup making just now. You spoke of sowing oats and
planting potatoes when you wrote, we have not commenced yet and do not
expect too [to?] for two or three weeks yet unless spring opens up very
quick - I will send you a paper, and a speech from our leader in few days.
Tell [Andrew?] I thank him very much for his likeness and I will send him
mine by next letter my sister and I have them taken together so I will
try and get one of those. [Andrew?] must not think me one that flatters him.
Our public school teacher was in one evening and I was showing my
picture and he remarked he was the making of a handsome man. I heard from
Grandmother the other day and she is well, it is about three weeks since
we heard from Grandmother and Aunt Ann but they both were pretty well in
Aunt Ann's [words?]. I cannot complain you will likely hear from
Aunt Jane [?] before very long she wrote and got your address. I got
a very kind letter from Aunt Margret and Cousin Susan, she sent word she was
going to send me a photo. There has been a great deal of excitement in Canada
about the election and I am glad they are over especially when folks are so
follish [foolish?] to have hard feelings against one another. One of our
neighbours came in and said that he wished the elections were over for it
made him mad at himself and everybody else, I think that is going a good
way. Well Uncle I think I will have to bring these few lines to a close,
for want of more, give me love to Aunt & Andrew and all the rest of our
friends in Canada. I remain your loving niece
Mary S Cranston
hoping to hear from your [you?] very soon
I think Andrew might take a trip to Canada, My sister would like one of
his [carte de visite?]