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Title: Jack Elder, Toronto, to Jack F. Caldwell, Belfast.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileElder, Jack/28
SenderElder, Jack
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationoffice worker
Sender Religionunknown
OriginToronto, Ontario, Canada
DestinationBelfast, N.Ireland
RecipientCaldwell, Jack F.
Recipient Gendermale
SourceT 1264/3b: Obtained From J.F. Caldwell, Esq., Room 73, Law Courts, Belfast. #TYPE LET Jack Elder, 439 Sackville Street, Toronto, Canada, 10 July 1928, to Jack F. Caldwell, Esq. [Esquire?], Belfast, With Genealogical References.
ArchivePublic Record Office, Northern Ireland
Doc. No.9005198
Partial Date
Doc. TypeLET
Log22:05:1990 JMR created 05:08:1991 SQ input 00:00:1
Word Count515
TranscriptTo J[ack?] F. Caldwell, Esq [Esquire?], Belfast
439 Sackvile Street, Toronto, Canada
July 10, 1928

My Dear Cousin Jack:
Many, many thanks for your very interesting letter of May 10, for the
photographs you enclosed, and for that wonderful article on your experiences in Ungava. It has been going the rounds of the entire Elder connection here, and it has only just been returned to me by Robert Stevenson. Young and old have enjoyed it greatly, and we feel that we know now a good deal about the Ungava country, the Indians, Eskimos, etc. of which we had no knowledge before. Your marvellous desriptive powers would bring you high rewards in journalism. It is men that can write like you that are wanted on such a paper as The Toronto Star Weekly. There is one of them on the staff of that paper now - Frederick Griffin, who came here from Newry about 15 years ago and was for three years my assistant when I was librarian of the Star. He has no superior in Canada as a descriptive writer.
The friends here are puzzled as to why the Eskimoes give you a name
that means "The man who wore no cap". Perhaps you wore no cap in the summer time, but what did you wear in the winter?
I realize that you are a very busy man and am sorry that I inflicted
upon you the task of reading a 19 page letter, but I want to place on record some account of the genesis of the genealogies I have compiled and of the joys and troubles of genealogical research. I am glad to know that you intend to compile records of the Foster and Mills families. I hope you won't wait too long especially as regards getting data from the old people of the families - data which perhaps no one else could supply, if they passed away.
Another of the Elder connection visted Toronto last week. He is
William Gordon Carmody (see page 10 of Elder Genealogy), my second cousin twice removed, and your third cousin once removed. He has been for 5 years in the US Navy, and is spending his 90 days vacation in a "hike" through Canada. Through the Genealogy, to which his mother contributed valuable data, he learned of his relatives here. He met 7 of us out of 11 in the connection. We all like the young man very much. He is hiking in his naval uniform, which he must wear when in a foreign country.
My nephew Bert Tynan (Ulster Bank, Letterkenny) writes me that your
brother Harry has been working in the Bank there and is a "credit to the
I have been collecting data for Mr. Baskerville regarding 7 families in North America of the Wrays and McCurdys, descending from the Holmeses. The data have been sent to India. I hnow all the seven families personally, but Mr. B did not. Besides it takes 10 weeks to get an answer from India.
Am sending snapshot of our small household, taken recently by Stuart.
With kindest regards to the family cirle and to your Mother.

Sincerely Yours,

Jack Elder.

J. F. Caldwell, Esq.,