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Skelly, Bridget


Biographical Note

Bridget Skelly emigrated from Streamstown, Newton Cashel, County Longford, Ireland to Woodbury, Connecticut in about 1870. While in Connecticut, she worked as a governess for Mrs. Tomlinson. About 1874 she returned to Ireland to care for her ailing parents. She later returned to the United States, where she died in 1895.

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Mary Josephine Ryan Landrey collection of Irish letters


This collection documents two Irish émigrés to the United States through correspondence and ephemera. Themes covered include funding emigration for relatives in Ireland and conditions there in the 1870s and 1880s.

Restrictions on access

Collection is open for research.

Dates: 1878 - 1888