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Title: Marion Denham Wilson, New York, to Mrs J.H. Denham, Ballymena.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileWilson, Marion Denham/70
SenderWilson, Marion Denham
Sender Genderfemale
Sender Occupationschool student
Sender Religionunknown
OriginNYC, USA
DestinationBallymena, Co. Antrim, N.Ireland
RecipientDenham, Maggie
Recipient Genderfemale
SourceD1921/3/10: Deposited by : A. Fetridge Esq., Hardware Merchant, Church Street, Ballymena, County Antrim.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland.
Doc. No.9310367
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogAction By Date Document added by C.R., 13:10:1993.
Word Count287
TranscriptLetter from Marion Denham Wilson, 1337 Fifty-fifth Street,
Brooklyn, New York, to Mrs J.H. Denham, 18 Church Street,

1337 Fifty-fifth Street,
Brookln, New York.

December 3, 1898.
My Dear Aunt Maggie,
I have intended writing to you for some
time, but I suppose you have almost given up expecting to
hear from me.
Bella taught me how to make Rennaissance [Renaissance?]
and I am sending you a little center-piece I made. It is the
first piece I did and perhaps not quite so well done as the
next will be.
Len insists that he must send you something and put in
one of his own cards. We are sending it inside a newspaper
and hope it will reach you all right by Christmas.
I was very glad to receive your letter some time ago
We are all well but Mamma says to tell you something
that she knows you will be sorry to hear. My cousin, Uncle
Joe's second son, Joseph Jr. [Junior?] died on the fourth of
December, out in Denver Colorado, where he had gone for his
health three months before. It was a great shock to us all
as it was the first break in a family of nine children, and
the first death since his Mother's eighteen years ago. He
was just twenty-six years old and had been married four
years. His wife brought home the body, and he was buried
last Sunday.
I hope you are feeling better and are quite strong
again. I always live in the hope that I may some day get over
to see you or that you may come and see us.
Give my love to Aunt Jeannie and Jack, and we all join
in sending a good share to yourself.
Your loving niece,
Marion Denham Wilson.

P.S.[Post script?] - Papa and all wish you a happy Christmas
and a pleasant New Year in.