Letter from Roy Chadwick to wife Mary Chadwick



Letter from Roy Chadwick to wife Mary Chadwick


Letter saying he has arrived in Istanbul. Writes of business matters, weather, view from window. Writes that he hopes things will go well with Turkish authorities in Ankara and hope for good business results. Writes that he will be leaving for Ankara and that he has seen little of Istanbul.




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Four page handwritten letter


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[inserted diagonally] TELGRAF ADRESI :
CLUBHOUSE ISTANBUL [/inserted diagonally]

Monday 24th July 33.
[underlined] My dearest Mary [/underlined]
I arrived safely here at Istanbul this morning after a good journey & I’m feeling very well.
M’ Vaughan-Scott could not arrive in time to meet me as he lives down the Bosphorus [sic] somewhere but he sent me his assistant Hasan Haler Bey who met me at the station & has fixed me up at the club.
I think that it is better to stay at the club rather than [deleted] th [/deleted] a hotel particularly as I believe that there are a number of Englishmen staying here.
I have got a nice big

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Nice & blue, I believe that the view of Istanbul from the water is very fine & I am looking forward to seeing it.
From my bedroom window I can see the water as the Club stands high but this morning the atmosphere is misty as they have had rain in the night
It is’nt [sic] so very hot here just now but it is only 10 am. & perhaps it gets hotter by midday.
I believe that the weather is hotter at Ankara.
I hope that I shall be able to do well with the Turkish authorities at Ankara it would be very good if we could fix up an order with them as it would be a country with whom[deleted]e[/deleted] we have not yet done business.

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room with a bathroom attached so I should be comfortable enough whilst in Istanbul.
According to present arrangements however I leave this evening for Ankara with M’ Vaughn-Scott [sic] & Haler Bey.
How long we shall be there I dont [sic] know but I expect it will be about two days.
So far I’v [sic] seen very little of Constantinople or Istanbul as it is now called but the part I drove thro’ from the station is not much different from many European cities in the south and eastern part of Europe.
As we approached Istanbul in the train I got a few glimpses of the Bosphorus & the water looked very

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I do hope that you are quite all right sweetheart, I dont like being away from you & my darling daughters.
Give them both lots of kisses for me dearest & tell Margaret that I am expecting her to help you all she can.
If you want to communicate urgently with me you can telegraph to me (C/o Vaughan-Scott. P.O. Box 1023 Istanbul) or phone up M’ Wood at the works and tell him what you want & he will telegraph me.
I wonder whether you have managed to arrange an holidays yet? I hope so anyhow.
Well bye – bye dear heart for the moment I will write to you often & tell you how I am getting along
With all my love I remain ever your loving husband




Roy Chadwick, “Letter from Roy Chadwick to wife Mary Chadwick,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed February 26, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/10344.

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