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Title: Hugh Taylor, New York to Alexander Taylor, Belfast.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileHugh, Taylor/43
SenderTaylor, Hugh
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationoffice clerk
Sender Religionunknown
OriginNYC, USA
DestinationBelfast, N.Ireland
RecipientTaylor, Alexander
Recipient Gendermale
SourceT 2296/2: Copied by Permission of Mrs M. Cotton Taylor, Staghall, Whitewell Road, Newtownabbey.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland.
Doc. No.8903126
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by JM 21:10:1993.
Word Count587
TranscriptAlaxand. [Alexander?] Taylor Esqr.
Owen O'Cork Mills


New York August 1898

My Dear Alex,
This is Saturday afternoon and
I am free for the remainder of the day I have just been
out to lunch with my big brother and we always
have a chat about home the weather has cooled down
today but the last two weeks it kept up till 97 in
the shade I am writing this in Georges Office because
I have not the chance in my Office, I have too
much to do there and so many fellows are off
for their holidays I like the work first rate. I was
down at [Anern?] near the sea (Rockaway) two
Sundays ago on Invitation and spent a nice
day with Jim and his family I had been suffering from a
cold at the time but the temptation to go into the
water overcame me and I got a bad doze [dose.] of Bronchitis
something I never had before. Lucky
that my brother in law who is practising at
Bellevue Hospital New York was at hand
and understood my case thoroughly brought me
round pretty well I find it quite convenient
to have such a friend and he is a very clever
fellow he was telling me he was highly complimented
by the [ru?]ling Surgeon for his Knowledge on
medicine over any of the others You will no doubt
have read of this place it is enormous the size
of it. I will now thank you for your prompt
answer which George sent over to my Office
on arrival of same I was very glad to see
it but so sorry at heart to hear such news
of poor Harry It is hard for me to think
of Harry in such a state. I saw your letter
to George and it just strikes me dumb
really cannot say anything It makes me
feel thankful that I put down my
foot when I did I do trust that he will
be brought around allright [alright?] but the question
is will he ever be the same and able to take
care of himself. Georges family are all away

and [W?]ill Gertie & Barron are also away
out of town. Bye the bye I had not read what
you called my attention to but I have been
studying the "Bear" quite a [little?]. What
you want to do over there is to get a hold of some
old witch to bring Disraeli out of his Grave
you fellows are loosing your jingo the
American papers say you got out of it by
Compromise it made me mad to read it,
When Japan is waiting her chance
I think England has nothing to fear but you'll
see that England will suffer over that Chinese business
I am giving you the General opinion here but
they maybe wrong & I heard from Marie last
week saying she had a nice letter from Mary
I sent her Mary's address. I am glad to hear
you are all such [wheel?] people I did
not bring my [wheel?] to New York with me
it is too hot to ride here. We were all so
glad to hear Mother was feeling so well it
is wonderful how she keeps up. My Office
address you will see on that Sunday paper I
sent you last week 184 Front St c/o L. M.
Palmer Esq. I will now close with
love to Adela & Children also all at
Rathcoole Hoping business will pick
over there soon with you.
I am your Attached Bro [brother?]
Hugh Taylor