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Title: John Walker, Canfield, Ontario to Andrew Lowry, Co. Donegal.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileWalker, John/37
SenderWalker, John
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationunknown
Sender Religionunknown
OriginCanfield, Ontario, Canada
DestinationBallindrait, Co. Donegal, Ireland
RecipientLowry, Andrew
Recipient Gendermale
SourceT 2018/17: Copied by Permission of Miss K. Lowry, Argrey, Raphoe, Co. Donegal.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland.
Doc. No.8903062
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by JM 15:11:1993.
Word Count336
Transcript Mr. Andrew Lowrie Agrey [Argrey?]
Bellandrate [Ballindrait?], Strabane
County Donegal
Canfield Sept 5th 1889

Dear Uncle,
I now take the oppertunity [opportunity?]
of sending you these few lines to let
you know that we are all well at present
hoping to hear from you enjoying the same
we have had a verry [very?] dry summer in Canada
this summer we have had no rain of any [?]
count since June still we have verry [very?] good
crops, fall wheat, Spring Wheat & Barley Oats. But Potato
and ale root crops about half, crop farmers here
are all Buisy [busy?] thrashing verry [very?] few have sowed
fall wheat yet they are waiting for rain
i received a paper from you last week i will
send you three or four next week Potatoes
is quiet at Present since Stanley would not [pay?]
the Jesuits Bill Sir John A. McDonald will have
a hard time to pull through next election i am [going?]
to start digging my potatoes they have Been ripe 3
weeks ago it has Been so long dry i think whe- [when?]
we get rain it will rain for 3 or 4 days. it gene----- [generally?]
does here after a drought. Mother keeps quite
smart she is able to be around all the ti-- [time?]
and has a good appetite she sends her love to
you all Uncle John Lowrie and all the family
are well he is here every day some days 3 ti--- [times?]
we are only 1/4 mile apart i am going to start
for toronto next week we are going to have
a grand Exhibition there this year opens
sept 9th till 21 inst i wrote to Uncle Rober- [Robert?] [&?]
wife and sent her my address But i neve- [never?]
received an answer i wrote to Mill town [Milltown?] Col[?]
Strabane please tell her i wrote to her
But got no answer and tell us in your ne-- [next?]
Letter how she is getting along
i will now fetch this to a close hoping soon
to hear from you all
i remain your Affectionate
Jno [John?] Walker
Canfield P.O. [Post Office?]
Haldimand Co.