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Title: Isabella Martin, Chicago, To Mrs Shaw, Ballyfounder, Portaferry.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
Filemartin, isabella/41
SenderMartin, Isabella
Sender Genderfemale
Sender Occupationmiddle-class housewife
Sender Religionunknown
OriginChicago, Illinois, USA
DestinationPortaferry, Co. Down, N.Ireland
RecipientMrs Shaw
Recipient Genderfemale
SourceD2709/1/88C: Presented by Miss Shanks, Ballyfounder, Portaferry.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland
Doc. No.9502178
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 15:02:1995.
Word Count280
NoteN.B. her husband is prob. a merchant.
Transcript[document starts here]... have no house
I have very little news to send you let
me know how bella is if she learning
fast I allways [always?] think I will be
home to se [see?] you all but not to stay
I could not think to live in Ireland
now at night when I dream that I am at
home all my bother is to get back every
place I get friends I do not think much
long give my kind love to Margaret and
James and the Children all let me know
if you ever se [see?] Uncle Jammey [Jimmy?] and
if he is living or not and if wee Francis
has got any more of a family and how he
is getting along the are a sister of wee
Francis wife comming [coming?] to Chicago
this spring Mrs Carr she has 4 sons out
here she is aunt to Ellens man dear Mother
we are all glad to hear you were well and
happy it is time for you to get comfort
and I hope you will enjoy yourself and
not knit to [too?] hard I will bid you goodbye
for a little time and I hope if we do not
meet on earth we will meet in heaven
where we will meet to part no more
when you write Direct to 295 Main Street
Chicago Ill [Illinois?] and I will get
it you can write soon no more but I
remain your affectionate daughter
Isabella Martin
Sam calls this pig ally lane you
will se [see?] the most pigs going to
be killed in 100's ever day the are
stop to now it is not the season