|D.M. Eagle, Sandwich to James A Smyth, [Castledamph?]
|Irish Emigration Database
|Castledamph, Co. Tyrone, N.Ireland
|Smyth, James Alexander
|Copyright Retained by Mr & Mrs J Smyth, Castledamph, Plumbridge, Co Tyrone, Castledamph@btinternet.com
|Mr & Mrs J Smyth, Castledamph, Plumbridge
English-French Teachers Training School
Principal D.M. Eagle
Sandwich, Ont. [Ontario?]
May 23 1930
Hearty congratulations old boy on your trying your hand in Irish politics. I would like to hear that you are successful. You do not say who your supporters were but gave rather a formidable list of opponents, Unionists Clergy and Orange Order. I presume there is some organised opposition at times to “the machine”. If not there should be If not may you get enough support to encourage yourself and others to try again.
Was very glad to hear from you Jimmy! Have often wondered how things were going with you. It is quite evident you are not overworking even if
your privations are numerous. Over here we are going at such a rapid pace that we hardly have time for any one task.
At present I am teaching only “Middle School” subjects. Our school is an English-French High School now and the professional training is given at the new French Normal School, Ottawa. I enjoy the work although it is heavy.
Like yourself I am still in the Municipal arena. Was elected Reeve of Sandwich by acclamation in Dec. last. I am also Secretary of Essex County Old Age Pension Board which is a new appointment since you left. It was a County Council appointment and brings in a little extra dough which we need in these hard
times. Things are not as brisk here as a couple of years ago but I think it is only temporary. Unemployment is felt here as in the mother countries.
Despite the tough times Mrs Eagle and I are sailing for Europe on June 28 via “The Laurentic” from Montreal. We purpose [propose?] visiting Southern Ireland, Cornwall and Devon and then go via London to Paris, Vienna, Dolomites etc. and sail back from Hamburg Germany Aug. 20 on “The Montealm” of the C.P.R.
If you ever go to Dublin I might see you there as we shall likely cross over from Liverpool about July 5, If we
do we shall stay for a couple of days in old Dublin.
How are your relations, Sister sister-in-law and your brother Tom? I suppose you still live there with them.
With best regards to them all, and hoping you may have many years of success and happiness in your new environment.
[Newspaper cutting enclosed with letter]
TO GIVE ADDRESS
MR. D. M. EAGLE
Principal of the English-French training school, Sandwich, who will deliver an address on Italy at the after dinner meeting of the Business and Professional Woman’s Club, Tuesday even- ing, at the Y.W.C.A. During
the past summer, Mr. and Mrs. Eagle spent an enjoyable sojourn in Italy