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Title: Ellen Dunlop, Ontario, to Rev. Alex. Kirkpatrick, Co Antrim
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileDunlop, Ellen/15
SenderDunlop, Ellen
Sender Genderfemale
Sender Occupationhousewife
Sender Religionunknown
OriginOntario, Canada
DestinationCo. Antrim, N.Ireland
RecipientRev. Alexander Kirkpatrick
Recipient Gendermale
SourceD1424/11B/8: Purchased from John A. Gamble,44 Taunton Ave., Belfast 15. #TYPE EMG Letter from Ellen Dunlop at Petersborough, Ontario, Canada to Rev. Alexander Kirkpatrick, Craigs Rectory, Co.Antrim, 16th April 1889.
ArchivePublic Record Office N.Ireland.
Doc. No.9003052
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
Log28:03:1990 GMC created 20:09:1990 CD input 25:09:1
Word Count448
TranscriptRevd Alexr[Alexander?] Kirkpatrick
The Rectory
Crigs [Craigs?]
Co Antrim
Peterboro, April 16, 89. [1889?]

My dear Alexr [Alexander?]
You will be surprised to
receive a letter from me - but
finding myself in a difficulty, I
will explain & ask your help -
Do you remember a MS [manuscript?] you &
my brother Charlie were compiling
about my mothers family
as I wish to add it as an appendix
to the MS [manuscript?] - I am cutting from
her old early letters - I wish this
to be complete - I sent it to my brother
Henry who is unable to help me
& has been preparing it - a letter
from him today - I will give
you an extract from
"I have been busy with the MS [Manuscript?]
in every spare time I have - I have
a rough draught made - & will begin
& put it in order - or better shape
- I am at a loss for dates in some
cases - Our Mothers great Grandfather
was a descendant of Lord Kilmans
there is no doubt of that but there
is no date as to his birth - marriage
or death - He is simply Revd [Reverend?] William
Browne - who married Miss Dan[leay?]
there is nothing to show who
she was"-
I have made a [blot?] but
cannot improve it - I hope with this
there may be some book or
way to search out this difficulty
I know no body to ask & hope
you may be able -
I have often thought of you &
your darling suffering child
the pang that renchs [wrenches?] the heart of
the parents has been sorely felt
by me when one after another
we were called to part with
the death of our infant is so different
from one old enough to know
the pain of parting, - how calmly they
pass away - when relieved from
pain - how full Heaven must
be of these innocent little ones
"Safe in the Arms of Jesus" At
the time you sorrowed for
your darling - how we will for
one of the dearest & best of sisters
I cannot but mourn still for her
her place will never be filled,
we were over 69 years together -
- Tell dear Alicia I had another
sympathy, in the midst of my
great sorrow - for her - & know how
trying the death of a darling is
- I hope you are both in better
health - also your dear father
a wonder at his great age -
Give my love to him & his
accept the same dear Alexr [Alexander?]
from your aff [affectionate?] cousin
E S Dunlop
I have a bad cough & have
been very shaky