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Title: James Houston, Eden, to J A Smyth, Ontario
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileHouston, James/32
SenderHouston, James
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationunknown
Sender Religionunknown
OriginEden, Illinois, USA
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.506022
Partial Date
Doc. TypeLTE
LogDocument added by LT, 08:06:2005.
Word Count278
Transcript[Front of Envelope]
Mr. James A. Smyth
c/o Mr. Wm [William?] Smyth
South Woodslee
Essex County

[Stamp Torn Off]

[Back of Envelope]
[Written on Back]
[Does not match letter date?]
Aug 26 1896
result of


DE 14

[Page 1]
Nov 28 – 95

Dear James
I had Yr. [Your?] very
kind Letter & We were glad
to hear that you all got over
& had such a nice passage
& such music also that Uncle
& Aunt stood the Voyage quite
fair Surely Yr [Your?] Cousins
were all glad to see you
I suppose by this time that
they have heard a good deal
about the Irish Customs.

[Page 2]
Well I may tell you after
you Went away We had snow
about 18 Inches deep on the
Glen & it was hard on the Sheep
it lasted ten days Such deep
snow in October it was fearful
Yr. [your?] Mother was over With
us Yesterday even [evening?] & We
had a good talk she looks quite
well & Father was over in Jame’s
Campbell’s & he called for her at
Bedtime he is well mended I was

[Page 3]
Very ill with the Cold
& was not able to do any
thing [anything?] for two
Weeks But thank God I am
almost Better again I have
no Remarkable news to tell
you only Dan Henery [Henry?]
has got to be a Waterkeeper he
coming [comes?] over the hill
some Mornings quite early [I?]
thinks [sic] if he had two long
strings tied to his coat
skirts he would make a good
Kite when you write –

[Page 4]
Let me know how you a [sic]
are getting along & if you
have joined the School yet
As I know you wont have
much time to Write They
All Join in Sending their
Best Respects to yourself
[Uncle?] and Aunt & Family
& hoping you are all well
I am now yr [your?] old Friend
James Houston [Huston?]

Transcribed by Elizabeth Prentice