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Title: Rosa Rothwell, Fannoran, Belfast, to Isabella Allen, America.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileRothwell, Rosa/28
SenderRothwell (n. Marshall), Rosa
Sender Genderfemale
Sender Occupationunknown
Sender ReligionProtestant
OriginBelfast, N.Ireland
DestinationNorth America
RecipientAllen, Isabella
Recipient Genderfemale
SourceD/1558/1/2/210: Presented by F. D. Campbell Allen Esq, London Road, Harrow-on-the-Hill, Middlesex, London.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland.
Doc. No.9804200
Partial Date
Doc. TypeLET
LogDocument added by LT, 08:04:98.
Word Count854
TranscriptFannoran. August
7th Friday.

My Dear Sister
I came down here yesterday in the Phacton,
with your fine wee son, and Margaretta, the former had
gone up to make some purchases for himself, among others,
a glass bell for his [----?]. I was greatly amused at his
independant way of entering the shops alone, and doing his
business like a little [---?] he got all he wanted to his
perfect satisfaction - and seems in fine health and
spirits - he called at the Post Office on our way home,
and got your's and his Father's letter which delighted
him, he intended writing to the latter today, but as
I am writing, he will postpone doing so until tommorrow, he,
and Margaretta are off hand in hand to Bella Taylor to
know when she would like to go out - it is very difficult
to get her to do anything, she, has not taken a drive
once this week, always making some excuse; Eliza seems
very well indeed, and Miss Knowles is wonderfully well
for her - Mrs Weir and her Daughters spent an hour here
yesterday evening, walking about they got some
gooseberries in the garden and some flowers while we
were at tea Mr and Mrs Ruigland and Johnie came up to
get some gooseberries, Eliza did the honours to
them also and Johnie had a game of croquet with the
young ones - they were just gone when Bella and John
Campbell came up it was near nine O'clock. Bella sat
chatting with us and John went for some gooseberries -
Mrs James Campbell was out shopping yesterday and
seems to be holding her own, the child is gone to
Bangor to the Aunts for a week - I spent Wednesday
evening at Margarets she seems very anxious about
Bella and frets herself greatly, but Dr Beoune
assures her, there is really nothing seriously the
matter with her, and that she could not be more
favourably fixed any where else - she is to take a
drive with Eliza in the Phacton today after lunch.
Andrew went to Dublin yesterday - he is to start for
a tour to the Tysol, through Switzerland, early
next week. Lizzie was here since last Tuesday
and was greatly improved by the change, she had been
very poorly in town nearly fainting on several
occasions she looked all right when I left her
yesterday. We [--------?] school on Monday - the Rev A.
Orl of Comber called to ask me my terms for day pupils
with reference to his Daughter who has been at a
Boarding school in Bristol, the last two years - he did
not settle anything - I go home tomorrow. Andrew James,
Margaretta, and I are to take tea tonight at John Campbells -
the Ruiglands are to be there - Now I think I have told
you all our news and it is time I was turning to yourselves.
We all rejoiced to hear that you had escaped sea sickness -
this is great encouragement to repent the experiment
whenever advisable and now I hope the waters, and the baths,
and, the company, and the "splendid dinners" will send
you back quite a brisk young woman, we look for great
things from so favourable a beginning. we would like to
hear better accounts of the good husband but of course
he must have time before the change will show upon him -
he went away really ill; in a fortnight, we shall expect to
hear of a decided improvement in him - Bella, and Janey
will I have no doubt enjoy themselves more when you
are able to get about in the neighbourhood and see what
is curious and new in the senery - John's company
will help to cheer you all he was to arrive in Buxton
yestersday - We have had a fine shower this
morning but the wind has risen and is sweeping the clouds
rapidly on, so I fear we are not going to have any
more today - the great heat is however gone, and it
is very pleasant. Eliza begs me to say that she posted
a letter to you on Sunday last and is surprized you did
not name it in your letter to the Son, she will write
tomorrow. We are rather puzzled how to address this - as
William John dates from the Cresent Hotel John Campbell
advises our addressing to St Anne's Hotel until further
directions from you; Miss Knowles, Eliza,
your Son, who is as good and obedient as he can possibly be,
all send love to you all and hope to continue to get
pleasant word from you - Will you ask Wm [William?] John
is he wrote to Mr Caul for me - perhaps the girls may
get word from the Bank today but I had none uptil
yesterday afternoon.
Now dear Sister I must come to a conclusion I hope
the Girls are by this time all right and enjoying
themselves - kiss them for me and with fond love
to you's I remain your old Sister

Rosa Rothwell