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Title: Mary Dunbar, Newtownstewart to Bella Smyth, Castledamph
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileDunbar, Mary/81
SenderDunbar, Mary
Sender Genderfemale
Sender Occupationhousewife
Sender Religionunknown
OriginNewtonstewart, Co. Tyrone, N.Ireland
DestinationCastledamph, Co. Tyrone, N.Ireland
RecipientSmyth, Bella
Recipient Genderfemale
SourceCopyright Retained by Mr & Mrs J Smyth, Castledamph, Plumbridge, Co Tyrone, castledamph@btinternet.com
ArchiveMr & Mrs J Smyth, Castledamph, Plumbridge
Doc. No.410064
Partial Date
Doc. TypeLET
Word Count284
Transcript[Front of envelope]

Miss Bella Smyth

DE 26

[Page 1]

N.T. Stewart [Newtownstewart?]
26th Dec 1900

My Dear Bella
Mother wont
hear of us asking
you to come down now
as the weather is so
wet & cold. If any
of you caught cold
she wd. [would?] never forgive
herself and indeed
it would be very
You must arrange

[Page 2]
to come down some
Friday evg. [evening?] when the
days get a little longer.
Write two or three days
before & they can
send me word so that
I can come home.
I would like very
much to see you all.
it seems a very long
time since we have
How did you get
Xmas over? It was
a dreadfully wet
miserable day here
not a bit like Xmas.

[Page 3]
There are a great
many changes in &
around Plumbridge since
I left.
Do you hear regularly
from James. Now?
Should'nt it soon be
his time for coming
home? Many a good
night we had in
your house. I often
wonder since you did
not tell us to stop
at home half the
times we went.
Willie John is a
great fellow now I

[Page 4]
am sure. Is Mary
still at Plumbridge &
does she like it?
Mother sends her best
love to your Mother. &
wishes to be remembered
to your father. I daresay
only for fear of your
Mother she would send
her love to him too.
Annie. Beck & Jerry
join me in sending love
to all. Now dont
forget about arranging
to come on a Friday
You know how glad we
will all be to see you
Give our love to
Tilda. Poor girl! She has
a lonely enough time of it.
Wishing you all a happy & prosperous
I am yours very sincerely

Mary Dunbar

Transcribed by Alan Houston