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Title: Helen Noble, Canada, to Uncle George [Rev G Kirkpatrick?].
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileNoble, Helen/26
SenderNoble, Helen M.
Sender Genderfemale
Sender Occupationupper middle-class housewife
Sender Religionunknown
OriginPetrolia, Ontario, Canada
DestinationCo. Antrim, N.Ireland
RecipientRev George Kirkpatrick
Recipient Gendermale
SourceD 1424/11: Purchased from John A. Gamble, 44 Taunton Ave., Belfast 15. #TYPEEMG Letter from Helen M. Noble at Petrolia, Canada, to Uncle George, [Rev. George Kirkpatrick, Craigs, Co. Antrim?]. 13 December 1879.
ArchivePublic Record Office N. Ireland.
Doc. No.9003030
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
Log15:03:1990 NHL created 17:09:1990 CD input 18:09:1
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Dec. 13. 1879
My dear Uncle George
I must not allow this year
to close without writing a few
lines to give best wishes to you
all, & wish you a happy new
year - we arrived safely at
home October 10th after rather
a long & stormy passage, &
found all well at home, excepting
poor Uncle James Burrows,
who has been very ill ever
since - we do not think he can
live very long - he was too weak
this year to go to a warmer
climate, as he cannot stand
a breath of the winter air, he
is altogether confined to a [narrow?]
room, he has tried every
imaginable remedy, & lately
a doctor who makes a speciality
of curing bronchitis has been
treating him - but in spite
of every thing he does not
improve. I have been very
busy since he came home
but am now much relieved
by having a good nurse for
Uncle James, at first she only
came at night, but now by day
as well. You will be glad to hear
we have a new clergyman who
blessed all parties, & he hopes he
may do a great deal of good -
his preaching is exceedingly
good - there are so many luke warm
Church people here, it
is very discouraging to a
clergyman to come among them
very slight provocation will
make them stay away from
Church altogether, or join another
denomination, there are
seven places of worship in this
small place. I saw my mother
at Kingston, on our way home,
she was spending a few weeks
at Georges, keeping house while
the governess was away - A
few days before we went the
nurse died of heart complaint,
a very nice young woman
George brought her from
England three years ago -
I hope Helen will come & see
us, but she has not thought of
paying visits yet - her little
girl has not been at all well.
The Dennistouns were all well
when I heard lately - Katie will
soon be surrounded by grown
up daughters - The Perkins
are quite well - Annie has
three very fine little girls -
our boys are growing very
much & make the house
very lively - I hope all at
Hazelbank are well & all
cousins at the Rectory please
give my love to them all
& tell Geraldine I hope she
will like the book I send
her - I think I promised her
some receipts - hoping dear
Uncle we shall all live to
meet again believe me
to remain your very
affectionate niece
Helen M. Noble