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Title: Reynolds, Mary Ann to Reynolds (n. Kavanagh), Mary Ann, 1888
CollectionThe Reynolds Letters. An Irish Emigrant Family in Late Victorian Manchester [L.W. McBride]
SenderReynolds, Mary Ann
Sender Genderfemale
Sender Occupationlinen worker
Sender Religionunknown
OriginManchester, England
DestinationChicago, Illinois, USA
RecipientReynolds (n. Kavanagh), Mary Ann
Recipient Genderfemale
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Word Count461
Genrehealth, trade, world exhibition, politics
Feb 15th 1888

Dr Sister,
I hope you will forgive me for not answering your letter before
this. I was very ill this two monthes. I had to have medical advice and
the doctor Said I was nearley leting myselfe go to[o] long. I am much better now, thank god. Mother keeps about the Same. She got over
the winter wonderfull. I think She will be able to go out this Sommer
if god Spears her to us. William & Patrick is very well and John and
bridget is very well and doing well.
Dear Sister, we ware glad to heare that you and Laurence and the
family ware in good health and that James is doing So well.
Trade is very bad in England at presant. Onley for the Ship canal54
that started in Manchester, thing[s] would be very bad. We will have all
the Shipping coming into Manchester instead of Liverpool and it is Sure
to Stir trade up. We have a lot of Money invested in building Societys
& their would be no posibility in getting it if the Ship canal did not start.
The company that has the Management of it will buy a lot of property.
The Exabition35 was a Great Success. It brought a lot of people to
Manchester while it lasted. We have a lot of your fokes over heare. I
think you will know them. The great wild west Show buffalo bills or
the Hone rable W. Cody. He is the talk of Manchester. He is a very
fine looking man and a catherlick. He was born near to wher unkle
John OTooles place is. He has a lot of Indians with him. The[y] dont
like Manchester, it is so damp and foggie, it is not like west of America.
We have don Some work for them and Miss Cody. She is a nice
Dear Sister, things are very bad in Ireland. The[y] keep going from
bad to worse. The gover ment is a disgrace to aney civilized country the
way they are going on but it cant go on Much longer.
I havenot herd from home this 6 monthes. I thought to write befor
Chrism as but I was not able. I will have to comence and send a letter
to all of them.
Dear Sister, I think I have not got much more to tell you. Write and
let us know how you are going on in your Shop and send a good letter
(Laurence wont Send Much if he writes it) and Send a lot of news.
Mother sends her Love to you all and hopes you will pray for her.
William and Patrick Joyns with me in Sending our Love to you all.
Your affectionate Sister
Mary Ann