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Title: Letter from P. Browne to Father, mother and brothers
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileBrown, P/19
SenderBrown, P.
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationunemployed, formerly a coal worker, now hoping to get a job
Sender Religionunknown
OriginSan Francisco, California, USA
Recipient Gendermale-female
SourceD.3561/A/18: Deposited by Dr. E.R. Green
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland.
Doc. No.9310410
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogAction By Date Document added by C.R., 14:10:1993.
Word Count450
Transcript(Copies of emigrant letters collected by and sent to ERR
Green as part of his research project on emigration)

San Francisco Aug [August?] 16 1887

Dear father mother and brothers it is a pleasure that I sit
down to answer your kind letter that I got two weeks ago I
was very glad to see by it that you all are so well hopping
[hoping?] that the arrival of this note will find you all well
I never had better health myself thank God I left Peabody two
weeks ago and is not working in any place yet but indeed can
get plenty of work but I will strive and get in the street
cars it is a nice clean job and easy work The reason I that I
left Peabody because now in the summer their [there?] is not
much doing in the coal trade and he wanted only one man but
he wanted me to stay and he would give me 7 pounds a month
for he said that he likes me better than James I would not
take it for James and every other one would say that I put
James out of it and any way I would not do the work when
their [there?] is only one man in it please do not talk about
me leaving or that I could get James place for I never told
James that the boss would keep me before him and when you is
writing to me do not talk about it For James sees some of my
letters and then Peabody wanted me to come back and that he
would keep us two but I would not go for it is very easy for
a steady person to get a good place when he is known in the
city I am stopping now in Jemmys the groves mans but let you
send the letters to 114 Washington St [Street?] for I be
their [there?] every night I will write to you mother when I
go to work again it is very easy getting work now We are
expecting McSorley brothers and cousin this week James Jemmy
and me went to Petuluma yesterday. There was an excursion
to it and we got cheap and went to Charles Lynch's and if you
would hear that day's talking with Nelly and Charles and Hugh
[Hugh's?] Uncle John was in it and then we went to Hugh's
Aunt Catherine's and saw her and Cassie. Charley is the
funniest man that ever I heard and Nell is a jolly as ever
Charles John Nelly Catherine and Casssie [Cassie?] desired me
to remember them to you all and all the neighbours tell Anne
Lynch that we were in her son's Edward's house and he has a
finer house than any in Strabane
Good bye your son
P Browne