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Title: Helen Noble, Petrolia, Canada, to [Kirkpatrick, Co Antrim?]
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileNoble, Helen/38
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 Mr John A. Gamble, 44 Taunton Avenue, Belfast 15. #TYPE EMG Letter From Helen M. Noble, Petrolia, Canada, to Her Uncle [Kirkpatrick, Hazelbank, Craigs, Co Antrim, Ireland?], 20 December 1888.
ArchivePublic Record Office Northern Ireland.
Doc. No.9003067
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
Log04:04:1990 JM created 28:09:1990 CD input 02:10:19
Word Count558
TranscriptPetrolia, Canada.

Dec [December?] 20 1888

My dearest Uncle
As I was presented
writing Christmas letters
I must write now to wish
you all at Hazelbank
& the Rectory, a happy
new year - If you dont feel
like writing in answer,
perhaps Lydia will write
me a little letter & tell me
how you all are.
I was vey much disappointed
at not being able to go
& see you again - John
was so anxious to get
home after seeing D. Ogly
in Scotland, indeed he had
to get home at once, so we
took the first ship we could
get - we could not get a
passage by one of the
Allen line for several weeks.
John & I talked of going over
to Belfast & coming back
to Scotland, but they did
not seem to think it would
do, as the time was so
short - I believe John sent
you a Toronto "Mail" lately,
you would be interested in
reading the account of our
little town - I am sorry
John's portrait was so
very bad. The others were
very good - however he is
going to send, or has sent you a
good photo to show that he
has not changed much
he is very well indeed
I have never known him
to be better - Our boys have
all come home for the
holidays - the three boys
arrived last night - the
eldest boy Rob is not going
to school now, he is junior
clerk in the Bank of Toronto
here - Stafford is very
anxious to go into his
father's office - probably he
will do so -
I saw in one of the papers
this week that Minnie
Garratt has a daughter -
she is very comfortably
settled in Kingston -
When D. Ogly came out
by the "Et[?]ia" a few
weeks ago he found
George Kirkpatrick R.E. [Royal Engineers?]
was on board. I have
not heard when his leave
expires - We expect
Willie Kirkpatrick to pay
us a little visit - he is very
fond of coming to Petrolia
& we all like him very much,
We had a visit from
Charlie Forster this week
he lunched with us - he was
spending a day or two with
his brother-in-law Mr
Morris - We have no
clergyman yet - Mr de [Lorn?]
of whom we were all so fond
could not return - on account
of his wifes health - Last
week my time was taken
up preparing for a little
bazaar - we very seldom
have one here - it was
most successful - we
never have raffles or any
thing of the kind - we have
an active organization
here called the Church woman's
Association -
The Jenkins family are all
well all the girls are at
home - please tell Geraldine
I am very much pleased
with Bessie Gregg, she
arrived November 1st
she is so fond of cold weather
I dont think she will be
able to stand the summer
here - John joins me
in love to you & the
family - I hope to send
you a family group
when we have a new one
taken - now dear uncle
hoping to hear soon that
you are all well ever your very affectionate
Helen M. Noble
I also send my love
John D. Noble