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Title: Mary S. Cranston, Ontario to Andrew Lowry, Co. Donegal.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileCranston, Mary S/30
SenderCranston, Mary S.
Sender Genderfemale
Sender Occupationfarmer
Sender Religionunknown
OriginOntario, Canada
DestinationBallindrait, Co. Donegal, Ireland
RecipientLowry, Andrew
Recipient Gendermale
SourceT 2018/16: Copied by Permission of Miss K. Lowry, Argrey, Raphoe, Co. Donegal.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland.
Doc. No.8903139
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by JM 22:10:1993.
Word Count419
Transcript Tapleytown July 8th/89 [8th 1889?]

Dear Uncle
No doubt you will be
thinking by this time that I have
forgotten you altogher [altogether?], I was very
glad to hear that you were all well
and enjoying good health well I
have had a very busy spring of it
and are just getting through well My
brother Williams wife had a little girl
in the 13th April which is doing
splendid they got her christened
yesterday (Sabbath), Clara Scott, my
sister Ellen older than I was over
[married?] Jane Knox's a month [?]
has a little girl too and has been
married 9 years, she named hers Ellen
Ann, and I have wove about Forty
six yds [yards?] carpet so you will see we
have been pretty busy. You wanted
to know the price of my brother's farm
he gives $1.75 dollars yearly for one
hundred acres and he has had splendid
crops ever since he started although
he is a pretty fair farmer. We
just commenced haying to-day, We
raise a great many fowl. Between
Gesse [Geese?], Ducks, Turkeys, and chickens we
have about 150 to take care of and they
require constant attention, we are
just coming to our prettiest time
in Canada so you had better come
right strait [straight?] through, We will be
harvesting in about two weeks my little
sister Annie is over to Uncle [Kirk's?]
spending her holdidays [holidays?] they were all
well the last time we heard, We have
5 [milch?] [milk?] [cows?] this summer, Butter
is pretty low just [now?]. about 15 - 18c [cents?]
a pound, we have had a very wet spring
here till the last week it has been
pretty dry, Aunt Ann is keeping
as well as can be expected, I will
send y [you?] soem newspapers, and one
of the leading storie [story?] in
Hamilton, We have never heard
from Anne Margret Stewart
since we got the first letter.

We have 11 [strips?] of n [?]
I wish you could see our flower
garden on the sloop this dark
red on his 10 beautiful bunched on
and the large red on [one?] has If as
big as tea cups they are called
Geranaums [geraniums?] and I expect you
know the shamrock, well I
--vise this is all I have to say
this time hoping to have some
more news the next time With love
from all - to you I remain
your loving niece
Mary S [Scott?]
Hoping you will not be very
long in replying as I have.