Jany 2nd 1917
My dearest Sally,
I am awfully sorry to hear that Mr. W. has had pneumonia and was not getting well over it. I hope your news may be better next time.
I hadn't word from Clair since his short visit. I don't think Maggie saw him at all. We liked him greatly here and tho' his beauty was a bit spoiled you never thought of that after the first few minutes.
We are longing for peace but not the kind Germany offers. Except that prices of everything are up we do not yet feel the pinch but the poor will feel it badly and those with small incomes.
We all miss Uncle Tom's Xmas boxes. Jim and Molly let me want for nothing. They got me all the dress or medicines I needed since Jim came home. They will soon be leaving me as Jim has bought a big place beside Gilford and they expect to go there in a few weeks. They will be about two miles or so from [Glenbrana] Bessie Gilmore is getting strong but not yet able to be down stairs when we last heard at Christmas.
We felt sad at that time tho' we got letters and presents as usual. I got six books and three calenders. The books are not much use to me now except they have large print. Both my sight and hearing are failing - otherwise I feel very well and able to go about. Bessie and Sally were both poorly for a few days but are all right again.
It is a terribly anxious time for you and Mary and only "our help in ages past, our hope for years to come" can do any good I pray for you all constantly. Clair looked strong and well and had no headaches which was a wonder after his wounds. My fond love and good wishes for the New Year
Yr fond cousin
P.S. Miss M.A. Bradford died on Nov. 25th after great suffering from her head Miss Harriet C. Elliott is thought to be dying and the Rev. J. McCully of Broomfield died on the 27th of Dec. Sarah McCalla, Mrs. A. Dickie's sister is also dead in Brazil
 Sarah (McCullagh) Whiteside
 William Whiteside McCullagh
 Thomas Clair Whiteside
 Margaret (Jackson) (Reed) McCullagh
 He had had a cricket ball in the face and this resulted in a badly broken nose, the appearance of which bothered him.
 Sir Thomas JACKSON, died December 1915 and had until then treated his relatives with great generosity.
 James Francis WRIGHT (1874-1954) who made his wealth in the Far East, son in law of Mary GRIFFIN
 Mary “Mollie” (née Menary) WRIGHT, wife of James Francis WRIGHT and daughter of Mary GRIFFIN
 Gilford Castle
 Glenbranna – I still need to run down what this might be and who lived here.
 AT first I thought - Eliza Emily (Gilmore) Jackson, but I am quite unsure.
 Probably Mary GRIFFIN’s sister, Bessie (née JACKSON) BROWN(E), wife of Thompson BROWN(E)
 Probably Mary GRIFFINs sister, Sarah (née JACKSON), wife of Eliezer GILMORE
 Mary Ione Whiteside
 Thomas Clair Whiteside
 Mary (Jackson) (Menary) Griffin, sister of Sir Thomas JACKSON
 possibly Margaret BRADFORD (b.1839) daughter of Thomas BRADFORD and Margaret WALLACE of Carnbeg, Co. Louth
 Harriet C. ELLIOT?
 Rev. J. McCULLY?
 Sarah McCALLA also spelled McCULLAGH daughter of William McCULLAGH (1818-1869) a Newry grocer and merchant & Sarah WALLACE (1821-1867)
 Anna Maria McCULLAGH (1836-1896) wife of Alexander DICKIE (1831-1887) of Roachdale.