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Title: Mrs Ann Walker, Canada to Andrew Lowry, Co. Donegal.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileCranston, Martha B/12
SenderCranston, Martha Blair
Sender Genderfemale
Sender Occupationhousewife
Sender Religionunknown
OriginTapley Town, Ontario, Canada
DestinationBallindrait, Co. Donegal, Ireland
RecipientLowry, Andrew
Recipient Gendermale
SourceMrs Ann Walker, Tapley Town, Durham Co., Ontario, Canada
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland.
Doc. No.8809073
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by JM 20:10:1993.
Word Count486
TranscriptTapley Town July 8th
87 [1887?]

Dear Uncle
I now take my
pen in hand to write you
a few lines to let you
know that we are all well
except - Aunt Ann she
had a paralatic [paralytic?] stroke
in her left side and
was very bad at first
but she is getting some
better I was over 3 three
weeks tomorrow but she
was [gaining?] I took the
letter I received from you
and read it to her and
she was much pleased
and she would like
you to write to her once
more. Mother is with her
and will stay unless
she takes sick If Mother
gives out I will have to
go and stay with Dear
Old Aunt - Mother has
always taken care of her
when she is sick for
we are the nearest friends
on earth she has
got to take care of her
but we know that she
has got a friend that
will stick closer to her
than any friend on
earth and will receive
her in his mansions at
last. She has got every
thing settled she
made her will she had
$700 Dollars in the Bank
It is divided between
her Grand Children
and John and that she
made with her own hard
earnings. My eldest son
got hurt raising a building
he is not at home


but he is getting better
he got his ankle
sprained very badly we
are in our haying now
we have had it very
dry this summer I was
glad you got our photo.
I always thought I would
like to have some of my
friend's likeness in the
Old Country I wish you
would tell all my Cousins
to send their pictures
and I will send some of ours.
I want to send Uncle Roberts
family one of ours and I
would like to have theirs
as you have saw my familys
Photo's I will give you their
names the eldest which stands
behind me is William
Alexander Grant our Ministers
name the next eldest John
James the next Robert [Rennie?]
next Ellen Jane next Mary Scott
the little one Annie
Lowrie for dear old Aunt
Ann you spoke of my
husband coming over to
the old country I would
like him to go first rate
but I am afraid he will
never reach there for he
is no traveller but we
would like you to come
to Canada to see father
and all I think you would
never go back to stay
We have never got any
letter from Aunt Margret
since we sent her one we
will be very glad to see
your photos I have not
saw father since I got
your letter but they are
all well the last we heard
I think I will have to draw
to a close for this time
we all join in sending our


love to you all.
from your loving
Martha Blair Cranston

Aunt's Direction

Mrs Ann Walker
Canfield P O [Post Office?]
Ont [Ontario?]

8th July 1887
Mr Andrew Lowrie
Argrey Ballindrate [Ballindrait?]
C D [Co. Donegal?]Ireland