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Donohoe Family Papers

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The entire collection is scanned and online.

What’s in the entire collection?

This collection consists of original letters that span the period 1851-1865, written by the brothers and sisters of Thomas Donohoe, who had emigrated from Ballyellin, Ireland, to Blairsville, Indiana County, Pa. The correspondence highlights family events and comments on the economic and social conditions of the time in Ireland. Other topics include: fluctuations in the weather, harvests, prices of crops and produce, wage rates for labor, railroad building activity, and comments on the Civil War in America. No replies from Donohue are included in the collection. Read more...

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