Letter from Roy Chadwick to wife Mary Chadwick



Letter from Roy Chadwick to wife Mary Chadwick


Written aboard ship on route to Brindisi. Writes of journey through Greek archipelago and about travelling companions. Says that he will arrive in Brindisi in the morning and take train to Rome. Hopes to spend a couple of days in Rome before taking train to Paris.




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[underlined] Tuesday 8th August 33 [/underlined]
[underlined] My Dearest Mary [/underlined]
We are approaching Brindisi the port in the south of Italy after a very pleasant voyage through the Greek archipelago.
Mr Triandaffilidis, his wife & sister are travelling with me & I am glad of their company as they are pleasant people and have travelled widely so that they know “the ropes”.
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of the time.
The islands are bare & rocky but the shapes of the high hills are so varied that one has a constantly changing panaramma [sic].
The sunset was gorgeous & the moonlight brilliant last night.
I did’nt sleep so well as the cabin was hot, I’m sharing a cabin with a young station officer, he’s a nice chap but does’nt talk English.
We arrive at Brindisi about 10 am & have to wait for a train until 7 pm. The train gets us to Rome about 7.30 am Wednesday

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be pretty good at travelling after this trip.
Actually dearest I dont [sic] find it so nice travelling without you as my dear companion, the fact that I dont speak any foreign languages makes me feel isolated and there is’nt [sic] the same pleasure in seeing places & scenery when you have not got a congenial companion to discuss them with.
Never the less the journey from Athens to Brindisi is most pleasant because the steamer is passing between islands most

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I do not know how the trains run from Rome to Paris but I should like to spend a couple of days in Rome to see the Vatican, St. Peter’s the Colisieum [sic] etc. I’ll write from Rome darling & let you know how I shall travel from there home.
I shall be glad Mary to be back home with you & the children it seems an awfully long time since I left you. I do hope that you are all well & happy. I’m very well indeed but will be glad to have some of your meals darling after this foreign food. You are always in my thoughts Sweetheart. With dearest love to you & the children I am ever your Roy.



Roy Chadwick, “Letter from Roy Chadwick to wife Mary Chadwick,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed July 23, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/10347.

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