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Title: Sam [?], [Drumhory?], to "Dear Sister Eliza"?
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationvisiting Ireland
Sender Religionunknown
OriginDrumhory, Co. Donegal, Ireland
DestinationMassachusetts, USA
Recipient Genderfemale
SourceDonated by Gayle White, RR~10, Peterborough, Ont., KGJ 6Y2, Canada
ArchiveUlster American Folk Park
Doc. No.1200313
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 19:12:00.
Word Count348
Transcript[Letter cover]
Joseph ---acy [Darcy?]
443 Millbury st

Monday night I
arrived in Belfast
going to Liverpool

[page 0ne]
Drumhory June 11 1911

Dear sister Eliza –
Well I was down to Donegal Fair, and you would have laughed if you had saw the Irish mugs, uncle Jas [James?] Montgomery old home I was out yesterday & saw his sister Mrs [Wray?] her son is just married to a Miss White a cousin of Jessie Harrons, she visited there four years ago, Uncles other sister is a Mrs Graham she is 85 an old woman every person [tells?] me around here that Grandmother was the cleanest woman
around here. I wandered around the old place & was thinking all the time that oh if mother only could come out what she could tell me about all the places, [the?] old school is there no person in it, Jack McKees old home is vacant. I was out to the field where Grandmother used to sit & I picked these shamrocks and they were showing me the maple tree that she planted.
I am sitting in the room writing to you where Grandmother
was born - I was in bathing last night where mother sailed away from and if the waters could only speak. I met a Mrs Edward Harron here & she says she was 7 years old when mother left she was in the house the day they
I have tramped & walked & lay around all these corners, where I was told that my mother was, that I know it pretty well. The Rev Fenwicks House still stands is owned by a man from London a beautiful spot near sea.
The Kincaids are all old, between 60 & 70 I should think, no stores in this part all fire places and so untidy. Johns friends are too far away and I am leaving for Belfast & London to morrow. I will also send you a rose from Grandmothers rose bush.
I am sitting in the room where she was born the Kincaids live here, they are all dead but she from here Margret died in Scotland, she has a son married well no more now love to all from Sam