Letters sent to the Thomas family, Pantyclochydd, Llanwenog, Cardiganshire. Amongst them there is a letter sent in 1832 recounting the voyage across the Atlantic and two letters by T. Evans sent from Cleveland in 1879.
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Letters to the Thomas family of Pantyclochydd
Number of images: 12
• Letter dated 2 September 1832.
Letter dated 2 September 1832 describing a voyage of 9 weeks and 3 days from Liverpool to New York made by a family from Llanwenog, Cardiganshire.
• Letter dated 24 July 1879 by T. Evans, Cleveland, to his uncle, his aunt and his cousin.
Letter dated 24 July 1879 from T. Evans, Cleveland, to his uncle, aunt and cousin. He sympathizes with them on the loss of their son..
He says his cousin, Mary, is ill in Parisville and that she may be suffering from consumption. The son of another cousin has died in Parisville from the cholera.
He refers to a tea party held in Llanwenog on Whit Monday and the eisteddfod in Llanybydder.
He talks about the celebrations on 4 July. They went to the woods for the day and had fireworks in the evening.
The end of the letter deals with family matters. He says that there is more work available for men but that wages are low.
• Letters to the Thomas family of Pantyclochydd
Letter dated 25 December 1879 from T. Evans, Cleveland, to his uncle, aunt and cousin. It has been snowing heavily all day, on Christmas day. He is going to see the Christmas tree after supper. The children from the Sunday School will be receiving their presents from it.
He discusses how his mother can be helped. He wants to visit them but feels he should look after his business in the United States for the moment.
He is considering visiting his family in Paris [Parisville?] on New Year's Day for oysters and goose. He has heard that the harvest in Wales was a poor one. He notes that there is plenty of everything available in Cleveland but at a price. Things have improved there since the Autumn and the prospects are good for the coming year.