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Title: Mary Smyth, Ontario to James A Smyth, Ontario
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileSmyth, Mary/30
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
Doc. No.0604205
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
Word Count339
Transcript[Front of Envelope]
Mr J A Smyth

SP 5

[Back of Envelope]

[Page 1]

ST Thomas Sept 4th 03

Dear Brother
A few lines to let
you know how I’m getting along
down here I started to school
Tuesday somewhat larger than
Essex. I think I will like it
alright. They have got eight
teachers there just one lady
teacher and she remembers me
of one of the Miss Hamiltons
I am in the second form. Say
if you have a Physics text
Book or Note Book that you
don’t need I would like to
have it. Cass is coming down
to London Fair I think so you
could send it with her if you
have it. I have had to get a
few new books on literature
We are studying Dickens

[Page 2]
The Cold Stream Guards are
going to be here Monday the 14th
We are going to hear them.
They will be in the Grand Opera
I am thinking of going over a day
to London Fair. It is not very
much from here
Will you have the Free Press sent
to Box 1103 for it is a bother to
always have to ask for it
This is a nice hilly place around
here. From where I sit in school
I can see the hills a little ways
off. Some of them planted with
There was a swell wedding here
Wednesday at the Church The brides
people lived near to the Collegiate
So we had a view

[Page 3]
of all the movements. They drove to
church in a white carriage and two fine
white horses. I saw in the paper where
the guests numbered about two hundred
I intend to start taking violin lessons
Tomorrow from a Miss Risdon She is all
the teacher outside of the Conservatory.
I will take a few from her anyway to I
see how I will like it
Saturday I am going up town now so I want
to finish this & post it. Good bye
M. [Mary?] Smyth
Box 1104
St Thomas
P.S. I wouldn't mind
having my standing
of last years work from Mr [Auglin?]
MS [Mary Smyth?]