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Title: Alicia Doran, Co Down, to " Dear Brother and Sister".
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileDoran, Alicia/99
SenderDoran, Alicia
Sender Genderfemale
Sender Occupationunknown
Sender Religionunknown
OriginBallintur, Co. Down, N.Ireland
Recipient Gendermale-female
SourceDocument Presented by & Copyright Retained by Sharon DoranTurnbow, 6321 Roosevelt St., Coloma M1 49038 616 849 0240.Sharon@parrett.net or info@sandcastlescottages.com
ArchiveCentre for Migration Studies
Doc. No.107159
Partial Date
Doc. TypeLTE
LogDocument added by LT, Td by Tony Flanagan, 26:07:0
Word Count347
Ballintur Kilbroney [Co Down?]
Christmas Day

My Dear Brother
& Sister you I'm
shure [sure?] will be suprised [surprised?]
to hear of our Dear Mother
being dead. She died
at « [half?] past eleven on
Satuday [Saturday?] 20
& was enterred [interred?]
on Tuesday 23rd Mother
was indeed much
respected & it showed
So on the day of her
Funeral it was very
Large & the offerings
amounted to Thirteen pounds
Father paid 10 shillings for
you that was the amount
the [they?] give the ushres [ushers?] also
all Mothers son in laws [sons in law?] Dear
Brother we cannot help but
murn [mourn?] the loss of so good
a mother but how happy
we should feel to think
of the long time she had
On her sick bed alouth [although?]
her sufferings was hardh [hard?] to
hear she was consoled by
the Good Sisters of Mercy &
the priests who cheered
her & Lightened her suffering
Mother was contented to
die She longed & prayed
for that [hour?] Father [T---y?]
said Mother Died the Death
of a Saint & he felt shure [sure?]
she was happy Dear Brother
do not feel vexed as you
spoke of coming home at
the fall you might have
seen her alive But it
would only make both of
you more vexed to only
meet for a few hours &
part for ever in this World
then, I pray not for ever
in the next the Docter [doctor?] was
[also?] brought to see Mother
in the beginning of hr [her?] sickness
he give [gave?] her some medicine
that relieved her for a time.
But it was only for a
time he could not cure
Death our poor Mother was
the Last of that Family
We have got neither Uncle or
Aunt But I hope in God
the [they?] are better off May
their Souls rest in peace
Wishing you Dear Brother
& Sister a happy New Year
hoping yourselves and the
children are all well
Willie or Bridget might write
to me

From your Loving
Sister Alicia Doran
Write Soon
excuse my writing
on this occasion

(Transcribed by Tony Flanagan.)