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A collection of letters from the Burns and Lynch families in Ireland to their relatives in Philadelphia,

1830-1887.

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In Collection: A collection of letters from the Burns and Lynch families in Ireland to their relatives in Philadelphia,1830-1848
Description: The Lynches give frequent news of the child, Thomas, and there are some words of criticism of the Burns family's relative lack of interest in him. A recurring theme is entreaties from the Lynches for more letters and more information, which develops over the years into reproaches about ingratitude towards their parents and child,Thomas. There is news of the town and of other people who intend to emigrate, and there is much discussion about the possibility of other family members joining them in America and appeals to William and Hannah as to whether or not they would encourage the idea. The price of food, and the economic situation in general, is often mentioned, and news is included of the erection of a Poor House in the area for the destitute. A letter dated 8 April 1847 refers to the "distress in Ireland"
Main Creator: Burns, William
Language: English
Extent: 17 items.
Format: MANUSCRIPT
Call Number: MS 50,128 (Manuscripts Reading Room)
Rights: Reproduction rights owned by the National Library of Ireland.