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Title Family Correspondence from James Costello
Author Costello, James Peter
Date 29 Jul 1864 - 23 Dec 1867
Document Type Correspondence; Manuscript
Reference MSS 1, Folder 5
Library / Archive Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Collection Name Costello Family Papers, 1827-1874
Description Copies of letters sent by James Costello to various family members after remigrating to Ireland. These letters discuss family matters such as money troubles, deaths, and health, as well as offering business and legal advice and comfort. James also discusses his brother Nicholas' involvement with the American Civil War.
Series Description The collection consists of papers of the Costello(e) family, who came to Philadelphia from Dublin, Ireland, in 1833. It contains correspondence dealing with real estate in Ireland and other business affairs, the American Civil War, Irish politics, and family affairs. Also present are financial and legal papers, a recipe book, and unpublished poetry by James Costello of Tennessee.
Theme(s) Permanent Settlement and Successive Generations; Remigration
Country (from) United States of America
Country (to) United Kingdom; Ireland
Places Dublin, Ireland; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Washington, United States; Liverpool, London, United Kingdom
Nationality Irish
People Costello, James Peter; Costello, Nicholas; Costello, Cornelius; Costello, John; Thomas, Mary; Newport, Mary Anne; Barrett, Alfred
Keywords remigration, money, debt, death, family, marriage, health, sickness, cholera, journey conditions, war, American Civil War, religion
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