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Title: Mary S. Cranston, Canada to Andrew Lowrie, Co. Donegal.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileCranston, Mary S/10
SenderCranston, Mary S.
Sender Genderfemale
Sender Occupationunknown
Sender Religionunknown
OriginOntario, Canada
RecipientLowry, Andrew
Recipient Gendermale
SourceT 2018/12: Copied by Permission of Miss K. Lowry, Argrey, Raphoe, Co. Donegal.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland.
Doc. No.8809062
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by JM 18:10:1993.
Word Count462
Transcript Tapleytown, March 7,1888

Dear Uncle and all
I now sit down with
the greatest of pleasure to answer your
Kind and welcome letter but I think we
have been a long while in doing so I
was away to Aunt Ann Walker's
a quite a long while her grand-
daughter went to Hamilton to work
so she was alone and I had to go
and stay with her. so I thought it
was time that I should write Aunt
Ann is able to go around. Your
letter got lost as we couldent [could not?] find
it. I took your Photo's over to Aunt
Ann to let her see them and she
said she wouldent [would not?] of knew you
if she had met you in her own [yard?].
We were all very much pleased
with your Photo's we have had no
answer from Aunt Margret so
if you hear frome [from?] her tell (sic) we
would like to have her write, the
last time we heard from Uncle
Kirk's they were all well. his eldest
Daughter was 13 yrs [years?] last October
and she weighs 132 lb. pounds. Granny
[Irvine?] is at Aunt Ann. she
is coming over to our place before
she goes home Aunt Ann gave
Mother her Aunt's Wedding ring
we have it away getting it fixed
and grandfather and Aunt Jane
Knox was there too we would like
to have some of you to come over
this summer. I think you and Aunt
might come over this summer if
you all can not get away at once
Mother said she would like to have
some more (sic) her cousin's Photo's. there
is a great deal of Inflamation [Inflammation?]
around here this Winter there was
to [two?] old people taken out of one
house in eight-8-9.day's. We will
send a couple of papers to you this
week. We have had a good Winter here.

Steady sleighing all Winter. We are
going to make Maple Sugar this
spring. You bore a hole in the
tree then put a tin spout in
the bark under the hole then it
runs out of the spout into a bucket.
then we put it in a big pot and boil
it down till it becomes syrup.
and if sugar is wanted boil
longer. When we get it made we
will see if we can send some and
if we can we will do so. We are all
well at present - except Mother
had a bad cold. Hoping this
letter will reach you all enjoying
the same Blessing.
Write Love__
Mary S. Cranston
Excuse us for not writing sooner.

Father Mother and family
all join in sending their love
to Andrew Lowry & family
I send you this card for Christmas
but it is a late Christmas.