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Title: Florrie Black, Chicago, to her grandmother, Mrs. Hall
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileBlack, Florrie/11
SenderBlack, Florrie
Sender Genderfemale
Sender Occupationunknown
Sender Religionunknown
OriginChicago, Illinois, USA
RecipientMrs. Hall
Recipient Genderfemale
SourceD 2041/Bundle 13: From the papers of Thomas Hall, Loughgall, County Armagh, Solicitor, Purchased from J.A. Gamble, Esquire, 44 Tau
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland.
Doc. No.9310726
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogAction By Date Document added by C.R., 25:10:1993
Word Count331
Transcript342 Winchester Ave. [Avenue?]
Mar. [March?] 5th/1891

My Dear Grandma
As Mamma was washing to-day she had not time to
write so I thought I would write instead.
We received Aunt Susan's letter all right yesterday
& we were glad to hear you were all quite well.
I did not go to school to-day. I stayed at home to
help Mamma with the washing.
Edna & I were down at Mrs. Hume's yesterday. She was
the lady that came over in the ship with Papa.
We have had very cold weather here for the last few
days. On Monday & Tuesday we had constant snow, & it was
very nice to hear the sleigh bells ringing.
How is Uncle Tom tell him to write to me soon. I am
enclosing a little picture for him.
Papa has not got his horse yet. He has been making
enquiry about a stable, as he can not get one to the house
& in the livery stables they would charge from $15 to $20 a
The Students are going away in about a fortnight &
will not be back to September. We shall miss them very much
as they were very agreeable. We had great fun these past
nights on the sleigh. They came & gave us rides over the
snow in front of the house.
You would be surprised to see how soon things freeze
here the clothes were stiff almost before they left Mamma's
hands but very little dries them after having them out for
a little.
I cannot find much news to write, of course I know
lots of people here but you would not know them if I wrote
you about them.
I like living here better now since we are better
acquainted with the people & city but we still like to hear
all we can from home friends & sometimes Mamma thinks my aunts
might tell her far more than they do. So now I must close.
I remain
your loving granchild [grandchild?]