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Title: J H Cooperwaite, Gateshead, England to Rev A Kirkpatrick
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileCooperwaite, J. H/4
SenderCooperwaite, J.H.
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationclergyman
Sender Religionunknown
OriginGateshead, England
DestinationBallymena, Co. Antrim, N.Ireland
RecipientRev. Alexander Kirkpatrick
Recipient Gendermale
SourceD 1424/11: Purchased From Mr John A. Gamble, 44 Taunton Avenue, Belfast 15. #TYPE EMG Letter From J.H. Cooperwaite, Gateshead, England, to the Reverend A. Kirkpatrick, Craigs, Ballymena, 5 January 1898.
ArchivePublic Record Office Northern Ireland.
Doc. No.9003058
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
Log04:04:1990 JM created 24:09:1990 CD input 25:09:19
Word Count178
TranscriptThe Reverend
A T Kirkpatrick
The Rectory
Near Ballymena
Co Antrim
49 [Brink?]burn

Jan [January?] 5 1898

Dear Mr Kirkpatrick
Will you kindly excuse
just a line or two
to say that, as I am
trying to obtain duty
in Irland [Ireland?] at the
present time, I shall
be truly thankful
if you will kindly
reply to any enquiries,
as favourably as you
possible can, which
may be addressed to
you concerning me.
I went out to Canada
all alone at the
beginning of 1896;
but as my way did
not open out there
as I had expected;
and on my being informed
whilst there, of my
wife laying at death's
door with a most
dangerous illness in
England, I therefore
was obliged to return
to England.
I have been taking
duty in England for
some time, during which
the Archbishop gave
me a [license?] to
But as I can not
move him to give me
a permanent license,
I am therefore disengaged
& am trying
if possible to
find an opening in
Irland [Ireland?].
Your favour will
very greatly oblige
With kindest regards
I remain ever
most respectfully
& truly yours
J.A. Cooperwaite