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Title: Ada [?] to "Dear Annie"
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileEdgar, Ada C/67
SenderEdgar, Ada C.
Sender Genderfemale
Sender Occupationunknown
Sender Religionunknown
OriginOxford, Michigan, USA
DestinationPontiac, Michigan, USA
RecipientWeir, Anne
Recipient Genderfemale
SourceCopyright Retained by Mrs Linda Weir, Tirmacspird, Lack, Co. Fermanagh, BT93 0SA
ArchiveUlster American Folk Park
Doc. No.9905073
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 18:05:99.
Word Count178
NoteNée Burns. N.B. she struggles with money and child-rearing, husband Thomas left one day while drunk, left to look for work somewhere else; landed in Glasgow, Scotland, and stayed there for at least a year; he wanted Ada to come to him but she'd rather stay in America. When she finally made arrangements to leave for Glasgow, the baby got sick. Thomas still wanted to stay in Scotland.
TranscriptOct 14th 1890
Dear Annie
I forgot all about your letter
I thought I had mailed it, but
came across it to-night, I
am very sorry for I intended to
send it last week. I am well
but baby has a bad cold, he is
cutting teeth he has two almost
through. I had two letters from
my absent loved one last week
he would like to have me come
there but I want him to come here
I would rather be in America, this
country is my home and I think
he should come home to me. Annie
when you hear from him you must
let me know what he say's to you
about his going away and returning.
I wrote him that I thought you would
write, and he said in his last letter
that he would be very glad to hear
from you. Annie I long to see you, for
I would like some one of my old friends
to give me a little advice, now come as soon
as you can & I will meet you. Ada