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Title: Ada G. Edgar, Oxford, Michigan to "Annie Weir"
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileEdgar, Ada C/72
SenderEdgar, Ada C.
Sender Genderfemale
Sender Occupationunknown
Sender Religionunknown
OriginOxford, Michigan, USA
DestinationPontiac, Michigan, USA
RecipientWeir, Anne
Recipient Genderfemale
SourceCopyright Retained by Mrs Linda Weir, Tirmacspird, Lack, Co. Fermanagh, BT93 0SA
ArchiveUlster American Folk Park
Doc. No.9904050
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 07:04:99.
Word Count612
NoteNée Burns. N.B. she struggles with money and child-rearing, husband Thomas left one day while drunk, left to look for work somewhere else; landed in Glasgow, Scotland, and stayed there for at least a year; he wanted Ada to come to him but she'd rather stay in America. When she finally made arrangements to leave for Glasgow, the baby got sick. Thomas still wanted to stay in Scotland.
TranscriptOxford Mich [Michigan?]
Nov 3rd 1890
Miss Annie Weir,

Dear friend
I received
your kind and welcome letter the
last part of last week, was very glad
to hear you were well and also glad
you had a letter from my loved one.
I will return the letter with this
would have done so sooner if I had
got it before But as the old saying
is "better late than never." When
you come to see me I will show
you mine, I would not dare to send
them for fear of some one seeing them,
but you are a friend I could trust.
As Thomas says if he had of asked
a few questions all would have been
different But I can truly say I have
been true to him. When I see you I
will tell you what he alludes to.
I have no hard feelings toward
him, he is as dear to me as ever.
I love him just the same. I wrote to him
last week or week before that he must
come back to America. I don't want
to take the voyage alone with a young
child. he says he has a steady easy
job there. Well if he had taken me along
he could stay but as it is he must come
back. Dont you think so? have you
heard from Bella lately. she never
has answered my letter. I guess
she went back on me because I have
had so bad a misfortune. When you
write to her give my regards to her
Well Annie when you take a husband
be sure you are suited get the best one
you can. I bet Thomas wishes he had
behaved himself. I had a letter from him
last week. he says he never missed
any one so much in his life as he
does me. Dont for any sake send this
to him for he is very queer about some
things. he might take an ill meaning
from some thing I say about him.
I tell you Annie the men are a good
deal different than women. you dont
have any idea what it is to live
with a man. I was happy, but I tell
you I have a good natured man
whenever he was around where I was
he was just as you saw him.
If he had only left the accursed drink
alone he would to night be a happy man
and I a happy wife & mother.
I hardly realize what it is to be a
mother yet. Baby was five months old
yesterday. he has got two teeth through
and four more nearly through.
They all tease me about him cutting
his teeth so young. they say he is getting
ready for a little sister he will
stand up on a chair and hold on to the
back. I may have a chance to go to
Birmingham before long. if I do
I will write and let you know and
I will stop and see you. I would be
very glad to have you and miss Shaw
come and visit me. Rod has gone
to see his best girl went away last
Saturday and has not got home yet and
it is 9.30 monday night. When you
come out here I will have a young
man examine your head. his sister
married my cousin so you see we
can cousin it. that is what they tell
me. Well I will close hoping to hear
from you soon. When you write to Thomas
tell him my health is not very good
nor baby's either so he had better come
back to this country. Good bye write
soon. I remain your loving friend
Ada G. Edgar.
Oxford Mich. [Michigan?] Box 378