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Title: Mary S. Cranston, Canada to Andrew Lowry, Co. Donegal.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileCranston, Mary S/64
SenderCranston, Mary S.
Sender Genderfemale
Sender Occupationlearning the dress-making trade
Sender Religionunknown
OriginOntario, Canada
DestinationBallindrait, Co. Donegal, Ireland
RecipientLowry, Andrew
Recipient Gendermale
SourceT 2018/18: Copied by Permission of Miss K. Lowry, Argrey, Raphoe, Co. Donegal.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland.
Doc. No.8903055
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by JM 26:11:1993
Word Count358
TranscriptMr Andrew Lowry
Argrey, Ballindrait
Co. Donegal
Tapleytown Nov

My dear Uncle
I received your kind
letter in due course and was very
much pleased to hear of you all being
in good health and doing well
with the exception of the gathering
on your brain which I hope is
all well by this time, we have had
a fine summer here, only a little
dry, our crops turned out very well.
Well I am in Hamilton now
learning the dress-making trade
but will be through in a short
time, I am learning by a new
system called Moodie system Aunt
Ann is as well as can be expected
the last time we heard Aunt Jane
has a little girl, which she is very
proud to [own?]. My sister stayed with
her about 4 weeks, we have all
our seeding in and nearly all the
fall ploughing done my mother worked
with the threshing machine this fall
and made $80 in about one month
and a half. I was weighed last
friday and I weighed 118 pounds,
Uncle I want to know how many
Canadian dollars it takes to make a
pound, I think if I could afford it,
I would come to Ireland next summer
if I could get any one to go with me
but I wish you and Aunt and Family
could come now. I have never seen
the sermon you sent yet, mother
sent it to my sister in law and
had not got it back yet when I
got home, thanking you very much
for your kindness. I will send you
a paper. Aunt Jane called her baby
Ellen Ann, we had no apples at
all this year it was a great change
since last year, well I guess
I will have to draw this letter to
a close not being home I cannot

think of any news, leaving all
friends well and enjoying good health
trusting in him who will keep
us through the rough and dreary
path I remain your ever loving
Mary Cranston
Tapletown [Tapleytown?]
P.S. I forgot to tell you Granny got her
foot scalded, but is better again
Grandfather is well and all the rest
I [remain?]