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Title: R. & B. Clarke, Donegal to Robert Russell, Ontario
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileClarke, Robert/39
SenderClarke, Robert
Sender Gendermale-female
Sender Occupationunknown
Sender Religionunknown
OriginCo. Donegal, Ireland
DestinationOntario, Canada
RecipientRussel, Robert
Recipient Gendermale
SourceT 3218/1: Presented by Mrs Reta Lancaster
ArchiveThe Public Record Office of Northern Ireland
Doc. No.9406145
Partial Date
Doc. TypeLET
LogDocument added by LT, 07:06:1994.
Word Count456
TranscriptLetter to Robert Russell, Dundalk, Ontario, Canada from Robert
Clarke and his mother Bell Clarke of Raphoe, County Donegal,
Ireland. Letter was dictated to Robert Clarke of the Croft,
Maghrehane, Raphoe.

Written by Robert Clarke of the Croft, [--?] by son Robert who is
dictating the last page but cannot write himself He asks to have
all letters directed to him as Robert Clarke, [---?]

from Bell Clarke October 22nd 1888

Dear friend I send you these few lines to let you know William
and I are well but my mother is very frail but I hope you and family
are all well we are all very thankful for your kind and welcome
letter I am sorry to say you would scarcely know maughrehane
[Maghrehane?] now if you were in it the [there?] are none of the
people in it that was in it in your time only Molly Gordon and if
she had never had never come to it it would have been a good job for
maughrehane [Maghrehane?] people Robert Clarke is still living in
the croft & is well work is very slack in Ireland and sometimes ill
paid Robert Clarke of the Croft is pretty well considering his age
he has a son and daughters in Montreal Peter is in murry [Murray?]
street & T. P. had 4 girls & three boys living the girls are all
married the [there?] are none of the boys married yet I have a son &
daughter in Newzealand [New Zealand?] and I have one son at home & I
have a daughter in melbourn [Melbourne?] and a daughter in St
Johnston I am glad to hear you are well it was Robert Clarke of the
Croft who wrote this letter and I send you my kindest love to you
from your friend Robert Clarke

Dear Robert I would not know any of your fields more than if I never
had saw them and I send my love to you all but Robert in particular
on account of his namesake your uncle I will be in maughrehane
[Maghrehane?] 53 years again November and that will not be long now
I am sorry to tell you that I have lost my eyes sight and I blame
the trouble for it and John is six years dead and Bell is in the
asylum a year last at may [May?] William keeps [---?]ed and helps
to keep up his mother he was here at the writing of this letter and
sends his love to you all and we all join in sending our kindest
love to you all together and every thing wishing you all well we
would be glad to get a letter from any of you any time but Robert
expects a letter from you before Christmas if you write direct your
letter in care of Mr William Russell of Raphoe for Robert Clarke
junior of maughrehane [Maghrehane?]
Dear Robert I hope i [I?] will be living to hear from you all
another time Robert M'Cleery and Thomas Clarke & daughters is dead
we all join in sending our kind love to you all
write soon