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Title: James Gamble, San Francisco, to "Dear Mother," Co. Down.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileGamble, James/2
SenderGamble, James
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationminer, currently unemployed
Sender Religionunknown
OriginSan Francisco, California, USA
DestinationCo. Down, N.Ireland
Recipient Genderfemale
SourceD/3305/1/20: Deposited by Dr. K. A. Miller.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland
Doc. No.9806322
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 15:06:98.
Word Count211
TranscriptJanuary the 12th 1874

Dear Mother I write you These few lines to let you
Know that I am well hoping That you are in the same
I would have wrote sooner than this only that I
thought Sarah would have would Wrote before this time
I am living with my son he is a Barber and he has a
Shop of his own now we are living together and he has
a wife and three Children I am not sure yet Whether
I will go to the mines next summer yet or not I would
like to get an answer From this as soon you can and
how you are getting along and how your health is and
if you are still able to move about I got no word
from William or malcom [malcolm ?] lately I am Going
to write to them Soon I send you another likeness this
time this is said to be a truer Likeness than the other
I got to feel well since I came from the mines I will
send a newspaper this time I send my respects to Cousin
patrick abel thomas and sarah and all my friends and
acquaintance about Magherascouse dear mother I need
say no more this time I remain your affectionate son
James Gamble address James Gamble no 112 first street
sanfrancisco [San Francisco?] California