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Title: J Ballantyne, Glengormley, Belfast, to J A Smyth, Ontario.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileBallantyne, J/49
SenderBallantyne, J.
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationnot stated, mentions going on leave
Sender Religionunknown
OriginGlengormley, Belfast, N.Ireland
DestinationEssex, Ontario, Canada
RecipientSmyth, James Alexander
Recipient Gendermale
SourceCopyright Retained by Mr & Mrs J Smyth, Castledamph, Plumbridge, Co Tyrone, castledamph@btinternet.com
ArchiveMr & Mrs J Smyth
Doc. No.506079
Partial Date
Doc. TypeLTE
LogDocument added by LT, 07:07:2005.
Word Count197
Transcript[Front of Envelope]
Mr James Alex. Smyth.
Essex County.
Ontario, Canada.

[Written on Front]

to J Ballentine 5
J J Smyth 5
Shaving 10
fixing shoes [15?]
Railway 15
scribbling 5

[Back of Envelope]
[Written on Back]
Lots of Numerical Calculations

[Page 1]
[R J C?] Glengormley
Belfast. Ireland.

7 Feby 96

Dear James Alex
I hope you will excuse
my delay in forwarding you the
book on Composition, but the
firm from which I got it had
none in stock, so I had to
wait until they got them in.
I hope you will like it, and
that it will suit you, as it

[Page 2]
is the best I could get; of
course there are larger ones,
but they do not contain as
much useful information as
this one. I am sure you have
good times there with the young
ladies with whom you are stopping
This is also a very beautiful
place and you might say
there are any amount of nice
young ladies too, of course
I do not mind them much.
I am going on a few days

[Page 3]
leave next month, and will
probably call over to see
your people if I have time
You can write and let me
know when you receive this
as I am just enclosing it
in the book. we are having very
nice weather here now, a great
contrast to what you are enjoying
out there. Hoping you are
well. I Remain
Yours very sincerely
J Ballantyne [Ballantine?].
Write soon
Mr J. A [James Alexander?] Smyth
Essex Ont [Ontario?]

Transcribed by Elizabeth Prentice