Main content

Title: John Walker, Caulfield, Ontario to Andrew Lowry, Co Donegal
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileWalker, John/16(2)
SenderWalker, John
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationagricultural machinery salesman
Sender Religionunknown
OriginCanfield, Ontario, Canada
DestinationBallindrait, Co. Donegal, Ireland
RecipientLowry, Andrew
Recipient Gendermale
Source[?] Canfield, Haldemand Co., Ontario, Canada #TYPE EMG John Walker, Caulfield, Ontario, Canada to Andrew Lowry, Raphoe, Co. Donegal, 7 May 1893.
ArchivePublic Record Office, N. Ireland
Doc. No.8905061
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
Log28:06:1989 LT created 22:11:1990 GC input 30:11:19
Word Count456
TranscriptMr Andrew Lowry, Argrey
Raphoe Cy [County?] Donegal

Caufield 7.5.93

Dear Uncle
I now take
the oppertunity [opportunity?] of sending you
these few lines to let you know
that we are all well, hoping to
hear from you all Enjoying the
same we had a verry [very?] dry
Summer though hay was a Big
crop, there was hundreds of tons
of hay from here shipped to the
old Country fall wheat as a whole
in under average But a verry [very?] good
sampler the farmers are Buisy [busy?]
thrashing fall wheat at present
although a good deal of the Spring
crop is not cut yet Oats & peas
are a good crop, potatoes
and roots are an Extra crop,
you wanted to know how
Auctioneers were paid in this
Country. Well it is just as you
Can Make a Bargain with proprietor
some of them will sell verry [very?] cheap
as low as $5.00 for an afternoons sale
I do not have to get down to that
I sell all by per ct [cent?] 1 1/2 cts [cents?] on dollar
I have quite a number of Sales
from $1,500 to $3,000 so one & one half
% pays verry [very?] well. I have sold a
Sale as low as $10.00 but not many
we only Sell in spring & fall
I will be starting about middle
of september then of [off?] & on till
New Year I send you a paper
with this letter and Enclose
a circular of our hay forks
you ought to see them work
it would make you Smile
Manual labour [labour?] is getting to be
a thing of the past with us
Even to sit in a good spring seat
to plow [plough?] Machines for Lifting hay
out of the [Win?]row & putting it on
Wagon Our Binders Carry their
Sheaves till they [hose?] & Stook then
drop them, all the farmer has to
do is go & set them on End the
Sowing is chiefly all done with
the drill or Broadcast Seeder
which Sows any kind of grain
any quanitiy [quantity?] to the acre you wish
and Sows the grass seed at the
Same time
We have not got our photos
taken yet Mother & I are going
to dunnville next week we
will get them taken probably
I will be able to send you one
in our next letter Mrs [Cranstons?]
family were all well the last we
heard from them Mr Lowry &
family are well we see them
Every day Mother says you
Might take a trip over & see us
if not she has a good notion
to go herself - give Our Love to
all Enquiring friends. Mother
Sends her love to you all
I remain your Affectionate
Jno [John?] Walker
Caufield P.O Ont. [Ontario?]
write soon