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Title: Mary Smyth, Ontario to Mrs J. J. Smyth, Co Tyrone
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileSmyth, Mary/31A
SenderSmyth, Mary
Sender Genderfemale
Sender Occupationstudent
Sender ReligionProtestant (Presbyterian)
OriginOntario, Canada
DestinationCastledamph, Co. Tyrone, N.Ireland
Recipient Gendermale-female
Relationshipwrites to her family
SourceCopyright Retained by Mr & Mrs J Smyth, Castledamph, Plumbridge, Co Tyrone, Castledamph@btinternet.com
ArchiveMr & Mrs J Smyth
Doc. No.506603
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 16:06:2005.
Word Count557
Transcript[Front of Envelope]
Mrs. J. J. Smyth,
Co Tyrone,

DE 18

Canada Postage
Two Cents

[Back of Envelope]
DE 18

DEC 19
14 -

[Letter 1]
[Page 1]

Nov 4th 1901
Monday night

Dear People,
Just a line to
put in the paper.
It is snowing all evg. [evening?]
& was freezing all day we washed today
& they were no sooner out nor they
they were frozen stiff. The weather
has changed very quick last week was
very warm I expect the hot weather
is all over by now.
We went to visit in Mr Jones on
Thursday evg. [evening?] Belle
& I Halloweve [Halloween?] day
not much appearance of it here
& Mrs Dr Millian [Millan?] was there
when we went & Mr Myers the Minister
came after us a while going to a
meeting away South somewhere &
wanted Mr Jones to go with him
but it came on to rain & they did
not go it rained all night & not
one of us got away to 10 oclock
so it faired up then & Mr Jones left
us & Mrs Millian [Millan?] at home
with two horses in the democrat & the
Minister kept before us all the
way it was very dark we did not
expect it would rain when we

[Page 2]
left & took nothing with us so
we had to get old clothes there
so I had supper with a
Minister & Dr's [doctor’s?] Wife.
Glenn & Lesley was [sic]
out here Friday & Saturday
Jim came down Saturday on
a Automobile him & another man
goes by steam came down to hunt
went down to town & went away to
hunt with J.E. Hancock after quails
Him & the man came here for supper
I think he is a Doctor I had a
ride in the Automobile Jim let me
on in his place just for the
sake of having to say I was on one
Mother need not fret he is alright
Yesterday I think was Sunday I'm
not sure as I was not out any place
there was no church down here on the
morning as the [they?] had sacrament in
another Church North so [sic] was fully
determined to go at night but came on to
rain & was very dark & did not get out
atall [at all?]. I was in bad humour
when I did not get they don't go out
here in the rain atall [at all?].
How did you spend Halloweve [Halloween?].
I don’t know where [sic] will spend Xmas
yet Annie was wanting [sic] all to go out
there as they will be in the new house
again [by that time?] that
They all spend Xmas together
I think we are going to Windsor on
Sat an excursion the King's birthday
Ethiel [Ethel?] the girl they had
here is away they thought they could do
without her I do some things for them
made an “Indian Scon [Scone?]” this evg.
[evening?] They are for getting in a
furnace here in the house & it is needed
badly for they [the?] stairs is [lot?] cold
No more at Present M. S. [Mary Smyth?]

[Note on top of Page 1]

I wish you could send
me either one of them [sic]
pink silk slips or a yellow
one it don't [sic] matter
which I would need it for
the inside of my Jacket I
think you could send it
in a newspaper

had a letter from Bella Campbell
I see you had a big night
the Plum [Plumbridge?] fair in