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Title: Reynolds, Mary Ann to Reynolds (n. Kavanagh), Mary Ann, 1891
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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Partial Date
Doc. Type
Word Count348
Genrefamily, business, weather
Transcript295 Stretford Road
Dec 18th 91

Dear Mary Ann:
It is a Long time since I have written to you but I hop you will
Excuse Me on acount of my illness. I am Much better now, thank God.
I hope that you and Laurence and all the family are in good health.
Mother William and Myselfe are very well. Mother is wounderfull for
her age. She goes about the house and Keeps up Very well. She has not
been out for about 2 monthes. The weather is So bad that it would not
be fit for her to Step out. I hope that She will be able to go out again in
the Sommer if God will Spare her to us.
Dear Mary ann, Youre family all groing up now they will be a great
help to you. James is a fine young Man. We liked his Cabinet Very
Much. John is looking out for one. John and his wife is doing very well
and they are in good health. I think they will be giving up their buisness
in the Spring. We are very busy at presant. We have a lot to do because
the buisness is increasing every day & it leaves a lot of work for William
and myselfe to do. It is so very hard to get men to work honest and be
Dear Mary Ann, Mary will be getting a fine guirle now. She must
send me her likeness as I would like to see it and Mother would like
very much to see it before She dies. She always likes to hear from you
all and I hop you will remember her in youre prayrs. It was Patricks
aniversary of his death last Sunday. May the Lord have mercy on his
Soule. We had 6 Masses offered up for the repose of his Soule. I hope that
he is in heaven.
The weather in England & this winter is all rain ans Strom [and
storm].We had a Great Hurrican about a week ago, it was Something
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