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Title: Arthe [Hay?] Dunamanagh, to Mrs A.W. Smyth, New Orleans
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileSmyth Hay, Arthemise/21
SenderSmyth Hay, Arthemise
Sender Genderfemale
Sender Occupationhousewife
Sender ReligionProtestant
OriginDunnamanagh, Co. Tyrone, N.Ireland
DestinationNew Orleans, Lousiana, USA
RecipientBouligny Smyth, Nathalie
Recipient Genderfemale
SourceCopyright Retained By Brendan O'Reilly, O'Reilly's Bar &Restaurant, Main St. Dromara
ArchiveOriginal Held By Above Donor
Doc. No.9904072
Partial Date
Doc. TypeLTE
LogDocument added by LT, 07:04:99.
Word Count397
Transcript Mrs A.W. Smyth
1729 Coliseum Place
New Orleans La

23 Jan 1912

My darling Mamma
I have just gotten David & Papa off to Derry - It is a very cold frosty morning but clear & calm You never saw anything so childishly pleased as the old man to go to Derry. It took him 3 days to prepare - one days washing one days shaving and this mornings dressing.
He has gotten terribly childish & most doscil [docile?] He had to make all the servants admire his dimond [diamond?] studs & his entire get-up-
he was just like a three year old going into Derry For the first time D. [David?] is having him made a suit today - so he took in some of his old finery to have it copied - This is the first time in years that he has gone into Derry like a gentleman - D. wanted to borrow a trap which was easier to get into than ours; but the old man said he would "borrow no man's trap" & so climbed into ours - much easier than I expected. I expect they will send the Dr. of Arthe to you today - O'Hagan had to go to the sessions
at 11 o'clock so Papa & D. left at 8 o'clock to drive right in to catch him before he left his office - I hope things are getting settled all right with you by now. Every thing is getting nicely settled with us over here -Im have lived so long in the misery of poverty & am certain that even the modest comforts which we have now seem a great thing. I would hate to pull up stakes & go back to N.O. [New Orleans?] The memory of the heat & strain of living there is not even pleasant to remember - The cold here is grand
compared to the suffication [suffocation?] of those N.O. days & the tired feeling that never leaves you - When you get back you will feel all right at once - N.O. [New Orleans?] is a dear old place, but it kills early & I am so happy that I would like a long life in Ireland - The days are feeling nice & long now but of course the cold is strengthening however it makes you feel fine - I hope to get letters from you today - Your devoted little girl -