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Title: Elizabeth Fleming, Ontario to her cousin, Belfast.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileFleming, Elizabeth/44
SenderFleming, Elizabeth
Sender Genderfemale
Sender Occupationhousewife
Sender Religionunknown
OriginOntario, Canada
DestinationBelfast, N.Ireland
Recipient Genderfemale
Relationshipcousins (haven't met)
SourceT 1850/9: Copied by Permission of Mr W. H. McCafferty, 15 Glanleam Drive, Belfast 15.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland.
Doc. No.8903152
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by JM 22:10:1993.
Word Count384
NoteN.B. (n. Brown; married William Fleming; mother was Mary J. Scott and father was James Brown; they had three children, all died during infancy)
TranscriptOwen Sound

August 7th 1899

My Dear Cousin
I sit down
to answer your letter and
I ought to have answered it
sooner but some how the
time slipped past and
I often thought of it so you
must forgive me and I will
do better the next time I am
very sorry to hear that your
husband is not getting
better but I trust by this
time he will have
fully recovered we are
all well at present for
which we are thankful
Dear Cousin you were very
kind to answer those letters
for me, if you would enquire
of my cousins Bella and
Grace they might remember
something about my Aunt
Jane Brown as she used to
come to my Grand-Mothers
to see her and enquire about
us they might remember
something about her and where
she lived my Father had
no Brother's he was an only
son and his father was
also an only son and my
brother is also and he
has only one boy to [too?]
so for the four generations
there has only been the
one boy I am sure you
will feel lomesome your
son going away from home
but it is a great comfort
to you that he goes out in
world a good boy as I think
it is a pleasure to my
Mother to see her family
grow up and do well I get
your papers regular and I am
very thankful for them I suppose
it was the paper you mentioned

that we had to pay a cent
on and I often wondered
if you had to pay anything
on the papers I sent
I have quite a book now of
all the pictures you sent me
and I have Murray Davis'
picture amongst them we
had a very fine demonstration
here on the 12 of July there
was more people in Owen
Sound that day than ever was
in it before or likely to be
for some it was a beautiful
day and I often wonder
if the day will ever come
when I will see you all
Bella was delighted to hear that
Maggie sent her love to her I have
not seen my Brother this two years
dont forget to write to me soon
and our united love to you all
Elizabeth Fleming