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Title: G. O. Giltenan, U.S.A. to W. J. C. Allen, Belfast.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileGiltenan, G. O/13
SenderGiltenan, G.O.
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationbusinessman
Sender Religionunknown
OriginAugusta, Georgia, USA
DestinationBelfast, N.Ireland
RecipientCampbell Allen. William J.
Recipient Gendermale
Relationshipbusiness, friends
SourceD 1558/1/1/597 : Papers of William John Campbell Allen Deposited by F. D. Campbell Allen.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, N. Ireland.
Doc. No.9802802
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 17:02:98.
Word Count371
TranscriptSummerville near Augusta
March 23 1875
W. J. C. Allen Esq

Dear Sir
I wrote you
last on the 16th Decr and have recd [received?]
one from sister acknowledging the receipt
of mine which you were so kind as
to forward. She said you were kind to
give her money to prepare her for the
seaside, but did not say whether she
went or not. She said she was doing
well but not quite satisfied with
her boarding place - but I have
my doubts on the subject, and will
be more gratified to hear through
you of her - she seemed to think she
could be more comfortable to provide
her own provisions, but I think
quite the contrary - and shall write
her so -
I requested J. J. Bean to send
you œ30 for the last month, which
I hope you have recd [received?] by this time.
I have not recd [received?] my money from
him yet but am to get half year's
interest first of next month - when her
years annuity is deducted I shall
have very little coming in to me, what
will pay one yrs [years?] Rent for me.
To make matters still worse my
House in Town Rented for $600 to
Cousin Henry's (Dr. H. F. Campbell) daughter
her husband has failed and no Rent
for me, this a great loss to me &
will put me out very much.
Please excuse me for troubling you
with my affairs, but it is a relief
to have someone to tell it to,
and I am very lonely now no one
to consult with or advise me.
If I had my legacy at present I
would be afraid to put it in the Bank
here everything is so unstable and stocks
going down & failures in everything
Upon the whole, Real Estate is the best
to invest even at high rate. It
could not be made away with.
Can you give me a word of advice
on the subject, & be kind enough
to do so.
I shall look anxiously for
a letter from you in reply to
my last of December.
Wishing you & your family every
health & happiness.
Respectfully yours
G. O. Giltenan
Please address to care
of Mr Thos. [Thomas?] W. Coskery.