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Title: Edward Stanley, Touchwood Hills, Canada, to "My Dear Joshua"
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileStanley, Edward/37
SenderStanley, Edward
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationland supervisor?
Sender Religionunknown
OriginTouchwood Hills, Saskatchewan, Canada
DestinationArmagh, N.Ireland
RecipientPeel, Joshua
Recipient Gendermale
SourceD 889/7/1: Deposited by Messrs Joshua Peel & Son, Solicitors, Armagh
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, N. Ireland
Doc. No.9909035
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 27:08:99.
Word Count325
Touchwood Hills N.W.T [North West Territories?]

4th Dec /96 [1896?]

My dear Joshua
Your note
with enclosed Bank bill,
reached me, which is very
acceptable, I return your
signed receipt, and at the
same time thanking you for
the favor at the same time
hoping that you are quite well.
I was very glad indeed to
get a line from you, knowing
you so well in our early days
now we are parted, [lestely?] for life
on this wide domain, but I
trust our old friendships has
not been forgotten. I never
hear of you, and how you
have hit the world off,
but I should think you have
long since made your mark,
and are doing a good business
in Armagh. I suppose you
have a wife and bairns long
[ere?] [this?]. I only took to myself
a better half! five years ago
and am now blessed with
three, one boy and two girls,
not bad Eh!!
Well no one knows but those
who have experienced life as
those wilds, how we pull through
first experience, excitement
carries one along bright &
happy, but years of the life
of the Nor. [North?] West makes man strong.
Mrs. S. [Stanley?] is Irish too, she was a
Miss Dunlop from Co. Antrim
and she makes life a pleasure
together with our little ones.
I am living amongst real indians
and our house in the centre of
reservation, far distant from
White folks. I have charge
of two lands, numbering in all
about 200. They still use the
war paint and [denuded?] with
a blanket thrown loosely round.
I dare say many of the
old ways of Armagh are non est [existent?].
I often think I would not care
to return, as I might feel the
gloom of many missing faces.
Now hoping you & yours are
well, and if you feel like it
drop me a line, as I
will be pleased to hear
from you any time.
yours very truly
Edward Stanley

Pardon hasty scrawl.