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Title: Roland Redmond, Cimiez, France, to William Young, Cullybackey.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileRedmond, Roland/17
SenderRedmond, Roland
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationmerchant
Sender Religionunknown
OriginCimiez, France
DestinationCo. Antrim, N.Ireland
RecipientYoung, William
Recipient Gendermale
Relationshipcousins, business
SourceD 1364/I/44: Presented by W.L.Young Esq., The OldRectory, Drewsteignton, Exeter, Devon.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, N.Ireland
Doc. No.9512072
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 07:12:95.
Word Count570
TranscriptVitali's Hotel
Monday 15th May 1876

My Dear Willy,
You would learn from mine[?] of the 4th [Inst to
J & B Y.?] my plans and intended movements. I don't think I would
write you to day were it not to congratulate you and your much
better half on the happy event announced in yours of the 3
Inst: and which I received on the 7th. I trust most
sincerely that the promise of "a good recovery" has been fully
realized and that Jane is now quite well. This is the day I had
hoped upon to leave Lois and proceed Northwards and likely
[-in?] "Aix les bains Savoy" to which place Mr Stott wrote me he
was getting ready to start for and expected to lead on 9th Inst
a second letter from him told me he had got cold and
postponed for a few days his departure-since nothing from
him-presume he thinks I have left this region, as he would not
know till [until?] he reaches Paris that I could not leave here
before 15th. I am now between "a swithor + a swist" as to
whether I return for "Marseilles" or "Aix les bains", I would
prefer the latter with the chance of seeing Stott, but I am
somewhat afraid of possible cold weather at Turin and at the
Mount Anis Tunnel which [latter?] I should have to pass
through-I shall have to decide in a day or two -The weather here
is quite mild Thermo [thermometer?] in my room about 65 night and
day-but there is Rain every two or three days-in fact the weather
has been "broken" for nearly two months. There has been some rain
today and it looks as though there could be more - I am heartily[?]
tired of this place and am sure a change would be of service
unless it were too great. Only think 6 months and two days
[down?] in "these diggings".
The hotel was enlivened to day [today?] by a wedding party
which breakfasted here. I went to the Church, Roman, at 9 am to
see the ceremony never having seen one, but the goodfolks were not
punctual and finding the church chilly after waiting ten minutes
I left- others waited an hour- a long Ceremony & long discourse in
Italian, which "did not [pay?]" and I'm glad I left.
I was in Nice two days ago it looked deserted of the many hotels
not even four or five are open- closed doors and closed windows
everywhere this house closes at the end of the week, I
believe. Nearly everyone is leaving-our table D'Hote only
thirteen, recollect the widows of three husbands at Harrogate, we
had got as low as 6, five old ladies and one old Gent, and a jolly
party?! The Spring here is very backward fully a fortnight or
three weeks Although I should very much like to have a line from
you to tell me how Jane and the young gentleman are I don't
fairly know where to ask you to address it. The accounts I see of
the weather to the Northward is "fine" with cold East winds-With
best love to Jane and the young folk.
Always Very faithfully Yours
Mr Young Esq Rowland Redmond

16th-10am-Thermo [Thermometer?] :64 Cloudy and may turn out
fine-Think I'll start for Aix Les Bains tomorrow morng [morning?]
-Sleep at Savona-Sleep next night at Turin & following night at Aix
RR [Rowland Redmond?]