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Title: J. A. Smyth, Canada to B. M. Smyth, Co. Tyrone
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileSmyth, James Alexander/20
SenderSmyth, James Alexander
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationstudent
Sender ReligionProtestant (Methodist)
OriginEssex Co., Ontario, Canada
DestinationCo. Tyrone, N.Ireland
RecipientSmyth, Bella M.
Recipient Genderfemale
SourceCopyright Retained by Mr & Mrs J Smyth, Castledamph, Plumbridge, Co Tyrone, castledamph@btinternet.com
ArchiveMr & Mrs J Smyth, Castledamph, Plumbridge.
Doc. No.0401014
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 20:01:2004.
Word Count415
Transcript[Front of envelope]

Miss Bella M Smyth
Co. Tyrone

[Back of envelope]

JY 3 96

JY 4 96

JY 14

[Page 1]
South Woodslee
July 3 1896

Dear Sister
I received your
letter last week and I am
glad to know that you are
all well.

The people here are all
in good health. I am down
here now for a few days.
School closed on Tuesday so
we have a few day before
examination. The pupils who
are trying for enterance
[entrance?] are writing on
their exams yesterday today &
We commence on Tuesday first
and then we have until the 3rd
of Sept for holidays I send you
the annual report of the school
you will see a picture of the
building and report of all the
pupils which passed last year.
Teaching Staff and information
in general I will also send one
or two of last week's examinations.
I do not know what marks I took
except in Latin & [Cushing?] told
me I got highest marks in it 81%
I will send you the paper when they
are published.
It is very warm weather here, just
now it is 90 deg in the shade today
and yesterday.
Uncle is busy in the hay and wheat
harvest these days I dont think I will
do any work until exams is over I suppose
I will be away for, this twelfth. They
[the?] celebration is at a place called
I suppose you people have heard all
about elections for Chas. [Charles?]
Tupper & Conservative Government got
It kept considerable excitement here
during the last few months.
How is Willie John you never seem to
mention his name when writing. Has he forgot
me I suppose he will be going over to see
that new friend of his.
It was a good thing that you did not employ
an attorney like Sarah you saved expense for
I suppose you will have a big day in the
twelth I have not heard where you are going
yet Give us all the news when you write &
change from Essex to Woodslee on your
address until Sept.
I would like to be going for a trip now
during holidays and have lots of fun It is
very dull times around Woodslee and especally
at my Uncls [Uncle's?] hardly any fun, any
how I would have more fun at home in a month
than here in six.
I think this is all I will write at this time,
Just enough to let you know I am alive give
me all particulars of twelfth
I remain
Your Brother
James A Smyth