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Title: Mary McKinley, Philadelphia, to Susanna Adamson, Co. Down.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
Filemckinley, mary/8
SenderMcKinley, Mary Ellen
Sender Genderfemale
Sender Occupationunknown
Sender Religionunknown
OriginPhiladelphia, Penn., USA
DestinationCo. Down, N.Ireland
RecipientAdamson, Susanna
Recipient Genderfemale
SourceD/3305/3/1: Deposited by Dr. K. A. Miller.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland.
Doc. No.9805356
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 14:05:98.
Word Count419
TranscriptPhila [Philadelphia ?], April 5th, 1886

Dear Cousin Susie :
We were surprised and pleased to
hear from you, and I hope now as you have begun to
correspond with us that you will continue to do so.
I have but a faint recollection of you as being very
small girl the time we were over there but I suppose
you are quite a young lady now. I would like it
very much if you would send over your likeness, and
then I shall get mine taken and send it over. We
were all very sorry to hear that Aunt Girven has been
so ill, but we hope as the summer advances she will
regain her health.
We heard some time ago that your father had left Uncle
William's, we were glad to hear that Uncle William is
in good health.
Please let one know in your next letter how Uncle
William's wife Aunt Sarah is.
She was very kind to us when we were over, and she gave
me a nice prayer book when we left which I have yet.
Tell her I would like to hear from her.
Please let us know how Aunt Kennedy is, and if she lives
in the same place.
I suppose you and your brothers and sisters attend
school I left school about six years ago. If you would
see brother John now you would not know him for he is
over six feet in heighth [height ?].After we came from
Ireland in the year (1875) he started the manufacuring of
carpet, and worked at it for a year, he succeeded very
well but the close confinement of the business did not
agree with him so he sold out ; and father bought him a
horse off Uncle Henry for Two Hundred and Fifty Dollars
and a cart and since then he has been making from three to
four dollars per day. When he gets his likeness taken,
I will send it over. Grandmother was very glad to hear
that your father named his youngest son for grandfather.
Please let us know how Robert Pennington and family are
and Aunt Mary Dale are. Grandmother is no worse since
we sent you the last letter. We all join in sending
our love to you all.
I remain Your loving Cousin
Mary E. McKinlay
D Dear Cousin
13 I received your kind letter and Father
also the paper. The people in Ireland was greatly [___?]
Write Soon. Miss Mary Ellen McKinley 2802 North
2nd S F Philadelphia America. Write Soon