Letter from Roy Chadwick to wife Mary Chadwick

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Letter from Roy Chadwick to wife Mary Chadwick

Description

Written after arrival in Ankara Turkey. Writes about the city and weather. Writes that representatives from De Haviland have been in Ankara but have departed. Talks of Turkish people and catches up with family news.

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IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1933-07-28

Contributor

Steve Baldwin
Anita Raine
David Bloomfield

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Two page handwritten letter and envelope

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[ANKARA PALAS Crest]
MÜDÜRLÜK
DIRECTION

TELGRAF ADRESI:
PALAS-ANKARA
TELEFON: 1960

ANKARA PALAS

Ankara, (Turquie) Friday 28th July 33
[underlined] Sweetheart [/underlined]
I hope that you are very well dear and also Margaret & Rosemary, I’m very well myself but getting impatient of the slow methods here.
Ankara is quite a nice place but very dead at this time of the year.
It is pretty hot here but not [underlined] too [/underlined] bad, you remember when we went on our cruise darling well its about as hot as Casablanca I should say during the day.
In the evening it goes quite cool so that one can sleep comfortably & I have a good bed altho’ [sic] my room is not so big.
This hotel is a nice one, just like any good hotel in England or France but there are very few people here & it is awfully quiet.
St Barbe & Buckingham of De Havilands [sic] have been here but they left for Istanbul last night so the only Englishmen here are Vaughan-Scott & I.
Hassan Haller Bey has brought his wife she is a judge of the high court at Istanbul (which shows

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how emancipated the Turkish women now are.
You never see any Turks either men or women dressed in national costume except a few peasants in a rather scrufy [sic] version of the fancy dress costume we imagine.
The law says that they must wear European clothing & they do so, quite good clothes & well cut too.
There are two small cinemas here but we have’nt been to them as they would be too hot & stuffy I fear.
Nothing to do in the evenings but talk & fortunately Vaughan Scott is a most interesting man having lived all over the world when he was in the diplomatic service.
I do hope dearest that you have fixed up some holiday arrangements for yourself & the girlies & I’v [sic] been wondering whether Auntie Nelly had arrived at Kingsley.
We are just off to try & see an American whom we have discovered is here in some official capacity in the Turkish Ministry. I hope that we shall get hold of him as he might the [sic] useful in putting us in touch with the best officials to push our business.
Well dearest heart I’v so little to tell you so far about the business, I’ll leave here tomorrow evening for Istanbul & be there Sunday. I will then decide by what route I shall return after getting I hope a letter from you.
All my love to you and my darling daughters, if only you could have been here with me sweetheart I should have enjoyed this trip immensely but as it is I’m a bit bored.
Well bye bye dear & lots of kisses to you & Margaret & Rosemary my fondest love to you all
ever yours. Roy.

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[ANKARA PALAS Crest]

Mrs Roy Chadwick,
“Kingsley”.
Gilbert Road
Hale, Cheshire
England.

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Citation

Roy Chadwick, “Letter from Roy Chadwick to wife Mary Chadwick,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed December 15, 2019, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/10345.

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