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Title: Lytle Black, Chicago to Maggie Black, Tyrone.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileBlack, Lytle/46
SenderBlack, Lytle
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationbusinessman
Sender Religionunknown
OriginChicago, Illinois, USA
DestinationDungannon, Co. Tyrone, N.Ireland
RecipientBlack (n. Hall), Maggie
Recipient Genderfemale
SourceD 2041/13: Purchased From J. A. Gamble Esq., 44 Taunton Avenue, Belfast 15
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland.
Doc. No.9311027
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogAction By Date Document added by C McK., 03:11:199
Word Count463
TranscriptTo: Maggie Black (nee Hall)
Ranfurly Terrace,
County Tyrone,
From: Lytle Black,
602 W [West?] Adams Street,
September 18 1889

602 W [West?] Adams St
Chicago 18 Sept 1889

My Dearest Maggie
your welcome letter as usual in good
time but I will not reply to it for a day or
two as I want to write on another subject
least [lest?] your Father would be left
home I enclose you Johns letter which is
realey [really?] a very sad poore [poor?]
fellow he must be brought very low now the
question is how is he to be brought here it
would take at least 20 pounds to bring him
here and get him clothes & Boots as I expect
he wants everything from the skin out and
keep him likely some weeks (sic) before he
gets work as you know no money at present
and am onley [only?] making what keeps
myself so that I could at preasent [present?]
do nothing for him but if I had it would at
once have him here and if he is what he sais
[says?] T.T [teetotal?] I have no doubt but
he would soon be able to repay me all he
would require now if your Father would send
me some money for him I would onley [only?]
give him what he would require and if
possable [possible?] get it back from him as
he would be able to pay and send it back to
him your Father I would keep an acct
[account?] of every Dollar and use it onley
[only?] as I considered it to be necessery
[necessary?] for his benefit although John
has done rong [wrong?] in the past he is
still a young man and shurely [surely?]


there is enough of a man in him to try and
rase [raise?] himself out of the Slough of
Despond which he finds himself in I could in
I could intraduce [introduce?] him to nice
society and to men that could give him
employment in fact I have no fear but he will
yet be a bright man in this grate [great?]
country there is onley [only?] the one thing
that will keep him back and you know what
that is tell Dada to write me by return of
post and let me know how I should act in the
There is no change with me since I
wrote last still peging [pegging?] away but
dont like my preasent [present?] employers as
well as I did the last in fact I havent struck
the right thing yet but will keep looking out
for the the something better as soon as it
turns up I am glad to know you are all well I
hope your viset [visit?] to Eden Cottage will
do you a world of good will write you a long
letter by next mail with kind
Love to yourself and the children
I am Dearest Maggie
Your own