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Title: E. Rothwell, Ontario, Canada to Catherine Kirkpatrick, Ireland
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileRothwell, E/18
SenderRothwell, E
Sender Genderfemale
Sender Occupationupper-class housewife
Sender Religionunknown
OriginKingston, Ontario, Canada
DestinationCo. Antrim, N.Ireland
RecipientKirkpatrick, Catherine
Recipient Genderfemale
SourceD 1604/236: Presented by Rev. Robert Kirkpatrick, Breezemount, Larne, Co Antrim.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, N. Ireland
Doc. No.9408004
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 21:07:1994.
Word Count304
Transcript1 Caithwaite Terrace
Nov 17th

My dearest Kate,
I got this interesting letter
from dear Lydia yesterday,and
hasten to forward it to you, as
she [desires?] and will be obliged to
you to return it to me, when
you have read it, as I [meant?]
to answer it. I am so glad
that Maria got over her journey
so well, and that the Doctor has a
favourable opinion of her case,
and I do trust that the [successes?] may
be blessed to her [recovery?] and that
this important step may have
been taken in time. Dear Kind
Lydia will be the greatest possible
comfort to her, she has such
excellent sense, as well as kindness.
[Bissin?] has him spending a few
days here, with the Garnetts,
and I came over here yesterday,
for one night, to visit my
brother in law, Tom Fitz Hubert,
but he had him obliged to go
home suddenly, on account of
the illness of his 2 daughter
who has got gastric fever, so I
missed seeing him. However
I hope it may not signify,
as we have heard a better
account since he went. The
poor parents are uneasy
about Edith, as they lost their
son Edward last year, of a
short illness, which seemed very
like this at first, but which was
caused by sunstroke, at
Cheltenham College -
I left Helena with Annie
who is much as usual and we
are going home to them
today - These dear people
are very well, and I have
enjoyed this little visit to
them very much - Mrs
Richard Garnett has been
very ill, since her confinement,
but is recovering, though
still very weak and her sons [here?]
is flourishing.
Adieu, dearest Kate. Write
soon and send me back the
enclosed, and with love to all,
ever your truly affectt [affectionate?] sister,
E Rothwell