Letter from Frank Hobbs to his daughter

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Title

Letter from Frank Hobbs to his daughter

Description

Wishes her happy birthday and apologises for no card. He has ordered her an air gunner brevet broach. Writes about her party and that mother should give eight kisses for eighth birthday.

Creator

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1943-09-01

Contributor

Tricia Marshall
David Bloomfield

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Format

Two page handwritten letter

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Identifier

EHobbsFJStorerB430901

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Transcription

SERGEANTS’ MESS,
R.A.F. STATION,
SKELLINGTHORPE,
LINCS.
1-9-43
DEAREST FIDDLE
IN CASE YOU HAVEN’T GOT MY TELEGRAM – “MANY HAPPY RETURNS OF THE DAY” AND MANY OF THEM.
I’M SORRY I HAVEN’T BEEN ABLE TO SEND YOU A BIRTHDAY CARD, BUT THEY ARE PRACTICALLY UNOBTAINABLE IN THIS PART OF THE WORLD – STILL I KNOW YOU WILL LIKE A GREETINGS TELEGRAM. PLUS A LETTER. BY THE WAY I’VE ORDERED YOU A [deleted] QUTE [/deleted] CUTE LITTLE BROOCH IN THE FORM OF AN AIR GUNNER’S HALF WING FROM THE JEWELLERS IN TOWN. UNFORTUNATELY ITS NOT QUITE READY, SO YOU WILL HAVE
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TO LOOK OUT FOR THE POSTMAN IN ABOUT A COUPLE OF DAYS TIME
MUMMY TELLS ME YOU ARE HAVING A BIT OF A BINGE AT AUNTIE TWISTS ON SATURDAY. I’M SORRY I SHALL BE UNABLE TO BE THERE. BUT I’M SURE YOU WILL ALL ENJOY YOURSELVES
ASK MUMMY TO GIVE YOU A PLONKER FOR ME, SHE HAD BETTER GIVE EIGHT – YOU ARE EIGHT??? COO LUMMY!
GIVE MY LOVE TO MUMMY AND TELL HER I RECEIVED HER LETTER TODAY
BE A GOOD GIRL AND [underlined] BE [/underlined] HAPPY.
CHEERIO KITTEN.
LOVE AND XXXXXXXXXX [underlined] DADDY. [/underlined]

Collection

Citation

Frank Hobbs, “Letter from Frank Hobbs to his daughter,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed August 8, 2020, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/10034.

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