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Title: Thomas F. Carman, New York, to Mary Cahill Nolan, Missouri.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileCarman, Thomas F/16
SenderCarman, Thomas F.
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationstore keeper
Sender Religionunknown
OriginBrooklyn, New York, USA
DestinationMissouri, USA
RecipientCahill Nolan, Mary
Recipient Genderfemale
SourceEmigrant Letters of the Fitzgerald Family, Co. Tipperay, 1829-1907. Copyright Reserved by Edwina Goddard, 750 San Fernando St., San Diego, CA 92106, U.S.A.
ArchiveThe Ulster American Folk Park, Omagh.
Doc. No.9511084
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 17:11:95.
Word Count453
TranscriptFrom: Thomas F. Carman, Brooklyn, New York
To: Mary Cahill Nolan [living in Kansas City, Missouri at that
Letter in [missing] envelope.

780 Bedford Ave. [Avenue?] Brooklyn, N.Y. [New York?] Dec.
[December?] 11, 1907

My Dear Cousin

I received your letter of the 8th Oct [October?]
and just got a job the day
before in Lord & Taylors B.Way [Broadway?]
and 20th St [Street?] N.Y. [New York?] City. The hours
to work is from 8.30 am to 6 p.m
and a day or two after I got
three orders from 3 drug stores
for two gro [gross?] each of Wards Horse
and Cattle Spice and them
orders has kept me busy nearly
ever since as I have to work at
it after I come home at night
and I dont get home untill [until?] after
seven. Dear Mary I was sorry
to hear of Eleanor's death particularly
my thinking that she was married and
well off for the past twenty years.
You was surprised to think that
I was married and have seven children.
Well I am surprised myself as
I never thought I would get married.
My brother Patrick is in Ansonia
Conn and has a large family. Some
of them are married. I have not
seen him in ten years. Father
and Mother died in Ireland. My
Mother is dead only 6 or 7 years
and have two sisters living in Ireland
yet, Ann & Kate. I think Aunt Kate
is living yet at least she was five
years ago. All the rest are dead.
Aunt Eliza is dead about ten years,
aunt Margrett [Margaret?] about seventeen years.
She died in Lakeville Conn. [Connecticut?]
She left one son & one daughter,
James & Ellen Stuart.
James has a carriage factory and
blacksmith shop and Ellen keeps
a fancy store in Lakeville.
We also have second cousin of
our mothers in Conn [Connecticut?] the Bishop
of Hartford Bishop Tierney.
Dear Mary I have not heard anything
of Sennotts in ten years. At that
time Peter lost his daughter, a fine
young girl. Peters wife kept a
laundry and kept Peter. Magie [Maggie?]
got married and I heard she
got a bad husband. Mary Jane,
Ellen or Bridgett [Bridget?] never got married.
Dear Mary I am glad you
got such a fine family but
they are getting pretty well scattered
but a few hundred miles is nothing here.
You say William is looking he
ought not to look nor feel old
let him not feel old anyway.
Let him think of his brother J.C.
He is a wonderfull man when
last I saw him he looked old enough
to be Williams father.
Dear Cousin I have nothing more
to say but my family are in fine
health thank God and I have
drank nothing but tea & milk
in twenty three years.
My kind regards to William
and all the children
Your loving cousin
Thomas F Carman