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Title: Ellen Dunlop, Peterborough, Canada, to Alex [Kirkpatrick?].
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileDunlop, Ellen/1
SenderDunlop, Ellen
Sender Genderfemale
Sender Occupationhousewife
Sender Religionunknown
OriginOntario, Canada
DestinationCo. 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 Ellen Dunlop, Peterborough, Canada, to Alex [Rev. Alexander, Kirkpatrick, Craigs Rectory, Co. Antrim?], 4 January 1876.
ArchivePublic Record Office Northern Ireland.
Doc. No.9004024
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
Log25:04:1990 SS created 20:08:1990 SB input 21:08:19
Word Count740
TranscriptTo Alexander [?], [no location]

Jany [January?] 4 - 1876

My dear Alexr [Alexander?]
Your welcome letter containing
the very dilightful [delightful?] news of dear
Alices trial being over and
the precious baby's [revival?] as
its case is not unusual when
the dear mother has been long
ill. I sincerely trust mother and
child are now doing as well
as we can wish - a happy Christmas
gift to you both the event over
before - and both, rejoicing this
happy season. I hope you will
be long spared a happy little
family - what true happiness
one of these little ones spreads
over our households - thank you
very much for so promptly writing -
it was very kind, as I for one
felt anxious till the event was
over. I hope next accounts may
be of continued improvement
I have no doubt Mother and
son get good care the esential [essential?]
in every case of the kind. I am
sure you feel very important
as Papas do, - there is such an
accompaning [accompanying?] care of charge
falls on the parents, making life
more precious for the sake of such
a wee frail creature coming into
our care is great happiness
indeed I trust for you and your
dear Alice. I am glad she is
able to nurse it - and that all
seemed to go on so well - Yes indeed
my darling aunt would have
enjoyed seeing this wee Grand
son - it is such happiness always
to the grandparents - Your dear
father will raise many a prayer
for it, & give it his blessing. how
pleasant having this event
happen so near the same time
last year you were all in such
sorrow - but the dear little stranger
will give a new thought should the
sadness come to the mind of those
so closely connected in both
We spent a very pleasant New Year's
day though quiet as the day was
so wet constant rain - however
Anna's family & ourselves living
so near we exchanged calls as they
all came in. Annie Collins with
her darling baby daughter such a
laughing little thing of four months
Charles & I feel like grandparents to
these little ones. Joss is fonder of his
daughter than he was of Charlie at
the same age - but Mabel is ever ready
to laugh at all her friends which
is very attractive - Anna Hay enjoys
her letters received weekly from
Tom who is enjoying himself
with his fathers friends and home
it will I hope do him good as his
health has never been good - he is
the only representative of a very old
Scotch family - being engaged to
a young lady living in [Onillier?] I
am sorry he cannot be attracted by
one of the ladies in the old land
- I have been writing with many
interruptions - Charles is so fond
of reading aloud I seldom escape
laying down all else to listen
he enjoys the Belfast Weekly
your father is so kind to send to
Bessie - it is some times old
news when she reads it to us -
I send by this mail a paper to
Uncle & you shewing [showing?] the horrors
still in the world when our dear
indians have suffered from
the Roman Catholics in such a way
my indignation is so great feeling
this poor race have all along
suffered - you will seen the Protestant
Defence Alliance now organized
comprised of clergy & laymen of all
denominations who I trust may
be enabled to keep down the inroad
the Priests are working hard to
have the Lower Provience [Province?] of Canada
if you or Uncle take an interest in
this I will regularly send this
most excellent paper - many do
not take an interest in Canada
papers which prevented me
sending them every [?]
The Witness is interesting I think
As soon as possible I will send you the names
& [?] of our second generation in Canada & else-
where [elsewhere?] - having 7 in London and 10 in the
States John Stewarts between George & Henry's
households there are 12 all Stewarts
please direct Uncle's attention to the [OKA?]
Indians and read the papers I now send
to him
Wishing you
and Alice
many happy
returns of the
the renewed
blessings of
the interesting
and endearing
addition to
your household
Believe me dear
Alexr [Alexander?] your affect. [affectionate?] cousin
Ellen S. Dunlop