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Title: Maggie Martin, 3122 Rhodes Ave. Chicago To Her Aunt Ballyfounder Portaferry
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
Filemartin, maggie/18
SenderMartin, Margaret (Maggie)
Sender Genderfemale
Sender Occupationteacher?
Sender Religionunknown
OriginChicago, Illinois, USA
DestinationPortaferry, Co. Down, N.Ireland
RecipientMrs Shaw
Recipient Genderfemale
SourceD2709/1/58: Presented by Miss Shanks, Ballyfounder, Portaferry
ArchiveThe Public Record Office Norhern Ireland
Doc. No.9501332
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 26:01:1995.
Word Count257
TranscriptMiss Maggie Martin
3122 Rhodes Ave.
Ill [Illinois?]

May 20, 1890

3122 Rhodes Ave.

Dear Aunt;
We have not received any
letter but I suppose you are home now
How did you like the trip?
Nellie was sure if you had our
winds that you would be sea
sick. We saw the arrival of the Teutonic
in the paper.
Ma has had such queer dreams
about you. She thinks you are going to
leave her entirely.
She has been sick last week
she had two very bad nose bleeds and is
so weak now.
The girls were home two 2 1/2
days with her but she would not have
them stay home any longer.
Kate and the baby and another
little girl are coming from Denver this
Sadie Thomas [Torn.....?]
she was coming in fine so bless your
heart. We won't have company.
You ought to see how Alice
and Nell work. The worst part of the
work is the ironing and we all take
turns at it.
You would not know your
bed-room with that cherry set of
furniture in it.
We bought a new oak set for
the front room.
Poor old Mamsey was in
tonight and the kitten sports himself in
the back yard. Will was thinking of
putting a ribbon on its neck and giving
it to his best girl.
Some one sent you a paper and
there is a letter from Mrs. Coulter
We have had Eliza about three
times a week.
I must tell you that I have a
large room at school with about twice as
much work and not much more.