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Title: R.Redmond, London, to "Dear Willy"
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileRedmond, Roland/34
SenderRedmond, Roland
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationmerchant
Sender Religionunknown
OriginLondon, Englnd
DestinationCo. Antrim, N.Ireland
RecipientYoung, William
Recipient Gendermale
Relationshipcousins, business
SourceD 1364/I/32: Presented by W.L. Young Esq., The Old Rectory,Drewsteignton, Exeter, Devon.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, N.Ireland
Doc. No.205253
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 23:05:02.
Word Count589
TranscriptMarley's Hotel
Charing Cross
28 Nov 1873

My Dear Willy
I have been here
nine days, I left Atkinson
convalescing, and from a note from
his daughter received today
I find he continues to improve
though very slowly, that is his
strength does not return as fast
as we would wish, he was down
stairs yesterday for the first time.
I have [now?] to [own?] yours of the
22nd [Inst?] via Atkinsons and
also yours of the 25th enclosing a
letter from W Redmond. I was very
sorry to hear that friend John had
been "laid up" for a day or two, as you
don't mention him in your last note I
take it that he is "all right", and
as you don't mention "little Mary" I
trust that she too is "all right" once
more. Doctors were right for once for
I see with the greatest pleasure that
your Grand Mother is herself again,
long may she continue so.
I spoke yesterday to Kay as I had
intended to do, and I am sorry to
say that the accounts we got of young
George were not exaggerated. He has
entered Bartholemews hospital as a
student for fifteen guineas. He is
now down at Cambridge for an
examination and in the face of a
request from his Father to return
home after the examination and
attend at the hospital he writes
that he has accepted the
invitation of a friend and intends
"to take some pleasure" and is to run
a race by & by!!! They have already
paid £85 of his debts and there
are many more unpaid known of and
many yet to come to light. Jewelry
cigars champagne [& so so?] when
the madness of his [courses?], with
examples, which he knows of,of the
sure end of such conduct has been
placed before him he is either
unwilling or unable to comprehend
his fate but as he is not deficient
in capacity it must be the former.
He complains of the poor way in
which his parents live and looks
upon himself as a martyr in the
[houses?] and has got a dream that
his parents are rich. As yet
he does not think but keeps very
late hours, & Kay sits up for him,
and says she must either do this or
give him a latchkey which she
don't (sic) like. Of the two great
[evils] I told her she had better
accept the latter. I have seen him
but he can only spare this month and
of course I could not judge about him
from what I saw, This is a terrible
state of things and unless it be
given up immediately will lead to
misery all round. I have not spoken
with Saunders yet. Kay likes what I
told her, but don't want the
responsibility of deciding at the last.
Mr Stote is quite well all to his
big toe into which you could put the
top of your finger sit [ready click?]
in very small quantity all the time.
He hopes he may be cured, but has
doubts. I see him every day and
time with him very often, he wants
me every day. At last you are
glad to return to Finaghy and I trust
you may all escape colds by the changes.
I think the Virginans [Virginians?]
trouble will result in talk and
bluster and no powder and bullets.
Love to Jane and all the little ones.
The weather being still fine I am
postponing my banishment to Ventnor but
must go next week. Very faithfully yours
Rowland Redmond

Wm [William?] Young Esqre