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Title: Emma E. Sibley, Augusta to Isabella Allen, Belfast.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileSibley, Emma E/9
SenderSibley, Emma E.
Sender Genderfemale
Sender Occupationunknown
Sender Religionunknown
OriginAugusta, Georgia, USA
DestinationBelfast, N.Ireland
RecipientAllen, Isabella
Recipient Genderfemale
SourceD/1558/1/2/278 : Presented by F. D. Campbell Allen Esq, London Road, Harrow-on-the-Hill, Middlesex, England.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland.
Doc. No.9805128
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 08:05:98.
Word Count437
TranscriptAugusta - Ga [Georgia ?]
June 1st 1880

My dear Mrs Allen
I avail myself of M Soughesly, Head
officer to take this little parcel safely to Belfast. It
seems, my daughter & I cannot cross either the Irish
sea, or the Atlantic ocean by the [___?], but write
we can of an Irishman, I trust , he will land safely
on the ever green Isle, - & meet with a cordial
Thank Jane for her kind letter to me - we were very
sorry to see you had been an invalid again - If the
air with you, is as warm as with us, winter is
entirely over, & you have good weather for your
recovery. I trust - a merciful God will give dear
old Ireland an abundant Harvest. Our hearts have
been wrung with grief at the sufferings of the Poor
in the south this last winter. The rains were ever more
serious than we supposed, when they interferred with
one sight seeing to much - We hear cheering accounts
of this summer's prospects of fine season.
Mr Sibley I am sorry to say, is laid up on a bed
of intense suffering from rheumatism. this is his
first severe spell, since winter he bore the last.
He was remarkably exempt all of the time he was away.
This day year he had landed at Queenstown & were
enjoying Cork & its beautiful Scenery. I cannot bear
to think that my long anticipated trip is over. No
more anticipations and expectations. The pleasures
of memory must take the place of that of Hope.
Sister - Hannah of whom Jane in her letter, made
kind enquires, is still in Canada, but we hope to
have her with us next fall - Her present address is
care of Mr R. M. Wilson, Brautford, Ontario, Canada.
It is one of the most [___?] accidents that the girl's
photos should have been lost between Liverpool & Belfast.
I gave them carefully directed to a servant man to Post
for me - He had been in the employ of these ladies (Miss
Bakers 153 Duke street) for years - Those pictures were
taken in Paris ! these are the best I can get on a
short notice executed in Augusata.
Do give our kindest regards to Mr Allen & Jane & Bella
and your sister - Mr Sibley who is much more comfortable
this morning, begs to be very kindly remembered to all of
your family.
The girls too join (in kind remembrances -
We retain very delightful recollections of our charming
day at your sweet home.
Trusting you are much better, I am yours sincerely
Emma E. Sibley.