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Title: Fanny Broughton, Canada, to W. J. C. Allen, Belfast.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileBroughton, Fanny/17
SenderBroughton, Fanny
Sender Genderfemale
Sender Occupationhousewife (in a wealthy household)
Sender Religionunknown
OriginOntario, Canada
DestinationBelfast, N.Ireland
RecipientCampbell Allen, William J.
Recipient Gendermale
SourceD 1558/1/1/782: Papers of William John Campbell Allen Deposited by F.D. Campbell Allen.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, N. Ireland.
Doc. No.9803491
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 19:03:98.
Word Count715
TranscriptIngersoll House
Hamilton, Ont [Ontario?]

15th Jun 1878

My Dear Mr Allen
Thank you very much
for remembering me with a
paper containing the account
of the Presentation to you, accept
my warm congratulations, &
believe me I read the news with
sincere pleasure. I had no
idea you could date back
so far, I suppose the climate
helps you all so verdant
(I don't mean green) I think
yesterday began as usual
[firgyles?] and this morning is
very hot so far we have really
had an English spring -
summer, the country looking
green & fresh - I was sorry to hear
of Mr [Prate's?] death, he had a
long life and was saved any
pain at the end, when I next
go to Belfast there will be
many blanks amongst my old
friends but I suppose I must
expect this, it is very painful
to me for I like Belfast best of
any place I was ever in, & this
[next?]. I must forget how old I
am but I hope to see you once
more. Annie has been in England
since [Oct?] and was going to stay
till August or Septr [September?]
but we cabled her
to come home in June and she
sailed on the 13th in the Moravian
May has been ill five weeks
she took a cold bath and caught
an Inflammation & then Ocr [October?]
[found?] her also suffering from an
internal injury caused by a
fall long ago and she will
have to lie a great deal &
be careful for some months &
I think this will put her all
right. I had only Kitty at home
& so had to send for Annie who is
splendid at everything from house
keeping to [f---dling?] her own cause
you will not remember them I
dare say she is engaged to
[Alec?] [Ramsay?] (in Bank of Montreal,
his father President Canada Life)
May is engaged to a Mr [Gater?]
& [Kelly?] to Mr [Ambrose?] Bank
again, [Wynn--?] telegraphed us
a month "Was married this
morning" he & his bride were
here last week, she is the
best woman I ever saw, they
are most [sp-ony?] he is gone
to Glasgow. [--------?] to a
large bridge which is being
built over the river he says Glasgow
is a lovely place. My two youngest
girls leave school in June my
two youngest boys are splendid
fellows and will be real Canadians
a boy here is more manly at
nine than 14 at home, I dare say
you don't think that any
improvement - Mr Broughton
as usual worries himself to
death about back traffic and
competing lines. I say do the best
you can and trust to Providence
but he won't. We are going for
July to Openshaw near Woodstock
[Fred?] had built a frame house
there in a wood it is lovely
but we all like being near the
water however we will go down
it is 42 miles from here & [-----?]
on G.W. Lines. Are you ever
coming over? We would be delighted
to have you. make up a party & come
you would see how the country
has progressed. We expect
Colonel [Guy?] our new [V.P.?] today
he is up the Falls, he ought
to have been out sometime
ago but the death of his son
who was drowned when out
boating and not found for a
long time prevented his coming
I should very much like photos
of yourself and John Scott Porter
if it is not too much trouble
for you to send them. I should
be much obliged and [er?]
glad to have them. I have
my old Irish housemaid
Ann Graham, she came out last
June and has just returned
from a fortnight's visit to
Rochester to see Irish friends
who emigrated 20 & 30 years ago
and are all well to do, they make
much of Ann & she was delighted
Our elections are to take place
in the fall and that will be fun
neither side is any good. I
believe there is not a man who
cannot be bought, they say the
only man in Canada who cannot
be bought is Walter Shanley he
finished the [Hoo--h] [I-nnch?]
Will you give my kind regards
to Mrs Allen and accept the
same from
yours sincerely
Fanny Broughton