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Title: Scott, Isabella to Wyly, Edward, 1865
CollectionOceans of Consolation [D. Fitzpatrick]
SenderScott, Isabella
Sender Genderfemale
Sender Occupationshop assistant
Sender Religionunknown
OriginAdelaide, Australia
DestinationNewry, Co. Down, Northern Ireland
RecipientWyly, Edward
Recipient Gendermale
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South Australia
April 29th 1865 [?]
My dear Edward,
I soppose you will be disapointed not hering from me last Mail but
Susan will explain. I hope you will like the enclosed. I tell you dear Edward
what I want you to do. That is to get me a good Cart [carte] of your dear
Mama. I did not like the cased one for it looked so old and I did not think Good.
We ar getting on as usual. I was delighted with that pleasing newse
of last Mail. I shall be glad to hear of the dear Girl having a happy home
of her own [?]. I should so like to know if you ar thinking of taking that
desperat[e] step. I hope you will some day when you can meet with one
worthy of you, that will make you a good Wife. Do let me into the secret.
I must tell you a little Newse. Uncle Robert Wylys Alaxander is Married
and living in the Bush. He is keeping a General Store. We have not
seen her yet and I do not think we shall for some time to come. His Brother
Tom is living with them. Uncle Alaxander is getting [on] as usual. Henrietta
is keeping a School. I told you Fanny was married. William does not think
of any just yet. He is quite the Gentleman, that family has done very well.
They have kept up their posicion [?]. Alaxander is in a government Situation
Poor Ruth she has had her triales [?]. She has 5 little ones the eldest
10 years old and no Servants doing the best she can for them. Mr Shadgit
fail[e]d this last year, so the were left pennyless. I give you this newse for
your Mama. I am sure she will like to know how all ar doing. Every thing
has [been] so dull this last year those that ar left to get on can just keep
their heads above water.
Do you think you could get me a few more Vewse of Ireland or I
shoul like Dublin as I know more about it. I think Uncle John could. Would
you please ask him. You can get them much cheaper. I shall pay for them
if you let me know what the will be.
I must bring this hasty scrible to a close hoping the next will be longer
but I coul not say more, or it would make this to[o] heavy. I think I sent
you our likenesses. Let me know. I should like to see yours. I have not seen
that yo[w]ng friend of yours yet. Is he gone to Melbourne. Good by dear
Edward with Dear love to Mama and also your good self. In writing [?]
give Uncle [?] yours.
I remain your fond &
Affectionate Aunt
I.A. Scott
Pleas hast[e] write soon. I hope you got the Australian Papers. We shall
send them ev[e]ry Mail.