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Title: [James?] Banks Reford, New Jersey to Aunt [Reford, Antrim?].
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileBanks Reford, James/67
SenderBanks Reford, James
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationmerchant
Sender Religionunknown
OriginBloomfield, New Jersey, USA
DestinationCo. Antrim, N. Ireland
RecipientReford, Matilda
Recipient Genderfemale
SourceT 3028/B/19: Permission to Copy from W. Reford Esq., 81 Islandmagee Road, Whitehead, Co. Antrim.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland.
Doc. No.9405135
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 03:05:1994.
Word Count283
TranscriptFrom: J. [James?] Banks Reford.

To: His Aunt, [Anne or Matilda Reford?],
[Antrim?], [County Antrim?],

184 Midland Avenue,
Bloomfield, N.J. [New Jersey?], [U.S.A.?],
[circa 1897?]

Dear Aunt,
Your welcomed
letter was duly received and
should have been answered
before. When it came we were
in much anxiety. Frank
was very low with Brain
fever for five days he was
in a critical condition but
came out all right [alright?]. He seems
to be none the worse. If we
except a greater degree of
excitement on the one hand
and nearvousness [nervousness?] on the other.
Josie is improving, he has
passed the summer without
any sickness, and has gained
strength. He is filling out
and will make a big man
He is head and shoulders
above me.
I knew from what Father
had told me, there was
no friendship between the
two branches of the family.
If he mentioned the cause
I have forgotton it. I was
curious to trace the genealogy
of the family for
John or Lewis wrote me
that Maud was going to
bring [suit?] for the [recovery?]
of Moylena and John wrote
he was raised there [We?]
let it pass. I saw by the
papers you were having
great rejoicings over
the visit of the Prince of [Wales?]
We also had a wet summer
Potatoes in our section were
a failure. Our fall has been
fine no frost to speak off [of?]
till week before last. When
we picked tender Roses out
of doors. We are now all in
good health, and hope you
are also. Though in your last
you don't say how you were.
Since fall came on I am
gaining strength. The weakness
was in my right leg and
knee. [Emmie?] [Eunice?] and all join with
me in wishing you a continuance
of good health.

Your loving Nephew
J. [James?] Banks Reford.