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Title: George Kirkpatrick, Toronto, to Rev. Alex. Kirkpatrick, Co Antrim
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileKirkpatrick, George Airey/1
SenderLit. Col. Sir George Airey
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationarmy officer, barrister
Sender ReligionProtestant
OriginToronto, Ontario, Canada
DestinationCraigs, Co. Antrim, N.Ireland
RecipientRev Alexander Kirkpatrick
Recipient Gendermale
SourceD 1424/11: Purchased From Mr John A. Gamble, 44 Taunton Avenue, Belfast 15. #TYPE EMG Letter From George Kirkpatrick at Government House, Toronto, Canada, to Reverend Alexander Kirkpatrick, The Rectory, Craigs, County Antrim, Ireland, 10 January 1896.
ArchivePublic Record Office Northern Ireland.
Doc. No.9003061
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
Log04:04:1990 JM created 27:09:1990 CD input 27:09:19
Word Count188
Transcriptvia new york
The Rev A.J. Kirkpatrick
The Rectory
Co Antrim
January 10, 1896.
Government House,
My dear Alexander
I received
your letter of 11th December
by the hands of John
Kennedy - a young
man who had very
vague notions of
what position he
wanted, or what
qualifications were
necessary. He did
not know that he
had to pass a civil
service examination
before obtaining a
place in the Post
Office Department -
I had however
a long chat with
him and gave
him some good
advice, and told
him what he must
do if he wished to
obtain any position
in the Civil Service.
I was glad to hear
from you for I can
say of my Irish Cousins
what you say of your
numerous Canadian
cousins - we know
very little about
each other's movements
I would that we could
more frequently
interchange visits
but the business of
life keeps us all
very close to our
work and gives
but few opportunities
for family re-unions
or reviewing the
associations of
our youth.
With every good
wish for the New Year
to you and yours
and to George Stephen
and his circle
I am dear Alexander
Yours very sincerely
George A Kirkpatrick

Rev A.J. Kirkpatrick
The Rectory
Co Antrim