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Title Correspondence Received by John and Bridget Curtis
Date 3 May 1838 - 13 Nov 1903
Document Type Correspondence; Manuscript
Reference MSS 72, Folder 1-28
Library / Archive Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Collection Name Curtis Family Papers, 1838-1929
Description Correspondence to John Curtis and Bridget Dunne Curtis from family and friends in Ireland and the United States. Subjects discussed in the letters include family news such as births, deaths, marriages and gossip, details about daily life, and descriptions of the famine and resulting starvation in Ireland. This folder also contains several biographical notes about the correspondents.
Series Description The collection contains letters to John Curtis and his mother, Bridget, living in Philadelphia, from family members living in Belfast and Mountmellick, Ireland, which describe conditions during the famine in Ireland and discuss family news and plans for emigration. Also included is a copy book and miscellaneous family documents.
Theme(s) Permanent Settlement and Successive Generations; Motives for Emigration
Country (from) Ireland
Country (to) United States of America
Places New York City, New York, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States; Dublin, Belfast, Mountmellick, Ireland
Nationality Irish
People Curtis, John; Curtis, Jane; Curtis-Lynch, Hannah; Curtis, Bridget Dunne; Curtis, William; Lynch, William; Dillon, Mary Dunne
Keywords family, health, emigration society, marriage, famine, starvation, poverty, wages, labour, alcohol
Additional Information Please note: Some of the metadata for this document has been taken from the Historical Society of Pennsylvania catalogue.
Language English
Copyright Historical Society of Pennsylvania