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Title: M Smyth, St Thomas to "Dear Brother" , Castledamph
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileSmyth, Mary/7(3)
SenderSmyth, Mary
Sender Genderfemale
Sender Occupationstudent
Sender ReligionProtestant (Presbyterian)
OriginOntario, Canada
DestinationEssex Co., Ontario, Canada
RecipientSmyth, James A.
Recipient Gendermale
SourceCopyright Retained by Mr & Mrs J Smyth, Castledamph, Plumbridge, Co Tyrone, castledamph@btinternet.com
ArchiveMr & Mrs J Smyth, Castledamph, Plumbridge.
Doc. No.0501016
Partial Date
Doc. TypeLTE
LogDocument added by LT, 14:01:2005.
Word Count441
Transcript[Front of Envelope]

Mr Jas A Smyth
Ont. [Ontario?]

MY 20

[Back of envelope]

MY 21

[Pages 1 ]

St Thomas, Box 1103
May 20th, 04
Dear Brother;-
I was [went?] in to the store
yesterday to see the trunks and I could
get a good strong one 36 inches bound
with Iron for $6. It was flat [sic] top
with two trays I think it is as good a
one as you could get any other where
[sic]. I can't go up until I get one
so you can decide about it. I think $15
next month would do me for trunk & all.
I have not heard from home lately. I
suppose when you don't write

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you can't expect to get any. Mrs Marker
of Annopolis [Annapolis?] has been visiting
here for the last few days she is down at her
sister's Mrs [Dawson?] Port Stanley. We are
going down there for the 24th I think.
I suppose they will have a great day in
Windsor on the 24th I suppose you will
be there.
Well, I don't know for sure when the
concert will be but sometime in the
middle of June. I hope they will have
it soon. We had practice Saturday night
but it was all seconds some of them not
any bigger than Lesley. I am the only
one playing in it that has only taken
this year, and then

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she has me and another girl lead the rest
of the seconds. I think it is going to be
very good some of the music is hard, for
me anyway, but I am trying to manage it.
They have been away this week so that we
didn't have any practice Wednesday night
nor I didn't have a lesson Thursday There
is a girl plays the viola, it is someth
[something?] like the violin.

Say, I wish you could see Dr Lumley, I
would like to see him among the Drs
[doctors?] at home. He is about 6 ft & a
half high and seems somewhat awkward. but
he is very nice otherwise he is a great
friend of Mr. Beugoughs. He plays first
violin but attends every night of practice
even if it is only seconds there he wants
the practice so having nothing else to do
he goes there. and

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and [sic] helps Miss Resdon to tune up the
kids violins. He is a Dentist so he has
the evenings to Spare.
I think I forgot to tell you that Mary
Duncan hired Jamey [Clere's?] car one day
and took Minnie & Martha Duncan & Liza
up to Uncles Alex's Strathroy to see
Bella. Bella is still very low. I think
Mary Duncan must be getting generous in
her old days. I must close now so
M [Mary?] Smyth

Transcribed by Greg Floyd