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Title: J.C. Boyd, Portora Royal School, Enniskillen, to His Mother
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileBoyd, John C/40
SenderBoyd, John C.
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationstudent
Sender Religionunknown
OriginEnniskillen, Co. Fermanagh, N.Ireland
Recipient Genderfemale
SourceT 1873/7: Copied by Permission of Miss S.Boyd, Lifford, Co Donegal, Ireland #TYPE LET J.C. Boyd, Royal School Portora, Enniskillen, Co Fermanagh, to His Mother, 1st October 1859.
ArchivePublic Record Office, N. Ireland
Doc. No.8910095
Partial Date
Doc. TypeLET
Log16:10:1989 LT created
Word Count240
TranscriptRoyal School
Oct [October?] 1 - 59 [1859?]

My dear Mamma
I received your
long letter, I will try and improve
in my writing but you need not
send it to Mr Steel, I will never
find my old purse but you
may not send me the old
empty purse, I have got my new
coat it fits me very well and it
will do all right [alright?], I think that
J. Craig and I will get home
at H. [Hallows?] eve,
W. Craig has been down on Friday
for the first day since he has
been sick, it was scarlet
Fever and some kind of a soar [sore?]
throat; there were three boys
that had the same, The [There?] was a [man?]
who works in the boats drowned here
on Monday the mast of the boat
fell and hit his head and send [sent?]
him overboard; his body has not
been found yet, The weather is
very disagreeable for there is not a day
but it rains, I hope my pigeons
are well has Mary got her one in
the kitchen yet and has it got
any of its feathers yet, I will
expect a letter from Margaret
very soon telling me all the news
and one from Lizzie
I have no more news give my
love to M Davidson, other M and
Lizzy, and remember me to Mary
and Tom, I remain your affectionate
J C Boyd,
Miss M. Boyd

My dear Mag,
I will expect a letter
from you soon,
J C Boyd

PH Enniskillen
October 1st 1859