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Title: O'Donnell, Annie to Phelan, James, 1903
CollectionYour Fondest Annie: Letters from Annie O'Donnel to James P.Phelan [A. O'Donnell]
SenderO'Donnell, Annie
Sender Genderfemale
Sender Occupationchildren's maid
Sender Religionunknown
OriginPittsburgh, Penn., USA
DestinationIndianapolis, Indiana, USA
RecipientPhelan, James
Recipient Gendermale
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Partial Date
Doc. Type
Word Count444
Genrebirth, family
Transcript[Darlington Road & Forbes Street
Pittsburgh, Pa.]
September 10th

My dear Jim,
I am sorry to have kept this letter so long, but I have been kept busy
this week owing to a new nephew I got. I went in to see my sister
Mary almost every evening. She has a dear sweet boy. He is not yet
christened, but I am almost sure his name will be William, our
great family name. I am glad to say that Mary's husband is well
again. It would have been terrible if anything occurred to him at
such a critical time. They have a nice little family, two boys and one
girl. I have one favourite, and I certainly do like him. He is the
eldest, will be eleven in October, and his name is James. On my
Sundays off I usually take him with me walking.
Well, we had a jolly time here last Sunday evening when your
uncle came and spent that evening with us. Indeed, I must say that
he is well-liked here. When you come, you can look for a pleasant
time, and, Jim, couldn't you steal away just for a short time? Really,
you might stay with us altogether. Perhaps we would treat you
nicer now.
That last contract your uncle got was quite a large one and
seems as though he is to be in Pittsburgh for some time to come. I
don't think he is quite as stout now as he has been. I have not heard
from Polly yet.
Well, I am glad you liked my parents' pictures, and I do hope that
you will see them there. You would really like them, and if you ever
go to Ireland, you certainly must visit Galway, and if I should happen
to be there, you rest assured we would have a good time for there
are so many nice places. Don't you hope that some day fortune will
favour us and bring us together in that dear old Isle? It is pretty near
five years since we left there, and yet, it doesn't seem that long. Well, Jim, I am almost sure now that you will not answer this
very soon, but really, Jim, I could not have written much sooner, so
you write the first chance you get as I will be looking for it by this
day meek anyhow. If you see your way to come here, I sincerely wish
you would come, but, of course, you know best. Now must finish
and this is an extra long one. I want you to write a long one too.
Remember me to all.
Fondly as ever, Annie