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Title: Reynolds, Mary Ann to Reynolds (n. Kavanagh), Mary Ann, 1895
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 Count417
Genreillness, family, weather
Transcript1 Dudley Place
Old Trafford
Apr 18th 1894 [recte 1895]

My Dear Sister & Brother and family,
I would have writton to you sooner but my health was very bad since
mothers death. I am very much improved now, thank God, and able to
go to the shop every day. We still feel very lonley without mother. I feel it very much because I was with her the most. Nearley all the day was spent with her befor she died. William is getting round now. He took mothers
death to heart very much. We thought that she should never leave us.
We did not consider her age because she was always interested in the
Dear Sister, James is getting on very well. He is a proper American.
He cannot see aneything here Like America. I dont wonder at
him. It is all work here. Not so gay as Chicago. We had a letter this
morning from Unkle John O'Toole. He was very sory about mothers
death. All his family are well and he says they are doing very well. I
suppose he did not think we [k]new all about them from James
Dear Sister, The weather is very fine just now. Easter Sunday and
all Easter week was like summer weather. James was saying if it was
as fine in Chicago they would turn out in their very best but it is not
so here. We were very busy befor Easter & we wair glad of it. We had
so much slack time in the winter. We havnot seen John since the day
mother was buried and we donot want to see him. I hardly know what
to tell you. I know James will tell you every thing.
I was glad to see Marys riting. It was very good. She will a very
good writer. Tell her I want a letter from herselfe. I am sure Willie is
a good boy. His writing is very good. He must try and get up to Mary.
Dear Sister, The advertisment in the Chicago paper was very good.
We are getting the Letters on the gravestone of mothers death soon.
We will send you a coppy of it.
Dear Sister, I have nothing more to tell you this time. I will write
oftner now that I am better in health. Hoping you and Laurence and
all the family are in they [the] best of health With kind love from
William and myselfe & James.

Your affectionate sister
Mary Ann