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Title: Earl of Ava to His Mother Marchioness of Dufferin & Ava
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileEarl of Ava, Archibald/53
SenderArchibald, Earl of Ava
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationarmy officer
Sender Religionunknown
OriginOntario, Canada
RecipientHariot, Marchioness of Dufferin & Ava
Recipient Genderfemale
SourceD/1231/G/2/129: Deposited by Lady Hermione Blackwood
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland
Doc. No.9809023
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 07:09:98.
Word Count348
TranscriptMurder of Empress of Austria

C.P.R. 12th September [1898?]

My dear Mama
We reach Winnipeg this evening where I will post this
scrawl - I changed my mind & came all the way by train
from Toronto. I called on the Kirkpatricks. I am afraid
he is dying of cancer. I only saw Ly [Lady?] Kirkpatrick.
Sir Oliver Mowatt is now the Lt [Lieutenant?] and stayed
at the Queens Hotel - a scotchman of the name of McGow
owns it and was established there when you were in
Toronto. He has been a great curler and [beat?] sailor.
One day I went to Niagara with a small & select party -
we went on board the ["O--corce?"] your old steamer of Lake
Superior. New boats have been built that are larger but they
say she is as steady as any of them. The American side of
Niagara has been much built over but the Canadian side is
well kept. I wired to Mr F. Baker at Winnipeg but now hear
he is away in Montreal. We get an hour there but perhaps
his brother will meet me. I hear Mr MacIntosh is at Victoria
- & I have wired to him - I may go stay through to the coast
before going to Rossland as it is a short journey.
I wish it had been the 17th RIY who got the chance in Egypt.
The papers here & in the states are full of praise for
England - nothing like success to get respected.
Lucky young Churchill was attached I believe - I'm sorry
Herbert Howard got bowled over & I know Basil will be sorry.
I wish they would lynch the man who murdered the Empress
they would not be long about it in America. I have seen one
cable saying the French were in possession of the [lepper?]
Nile and am wondering if it is true. I think it would be best
to address letters to c/o Drescal & Hoyan
New York
as I can get them to forward.
Hoping you are all well
I remain my dear mama
Yours affectly [affectionately?] Archie