Letter to Mrs A Whybrow from TD Hampson

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Letter to Mrs A Whybrow from TD Hampson

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He refers to the end of the war and meeting English RAF cadets. He writes fondly of Fred, too.

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IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1945-09-04

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Sue Smith
David Bloomfield

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One typewritten sheet

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EHampsonTDWhybrowI450904

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T.D.HAMPSON
ATTORNEY-AT-LAW
FREDONIA, KANSAS

September 4, 1945

Dear Mrs. Whybrow:

Mrs Hampson just telephoned me she had just received a very nice letter from you. I just happened to be dictating my morning’s mail and trust you will permit me to send you this greeting.
The war is over. A lot of things have come to pass since we first met a splendid English gentleman, an RAF Cadet, one May day a number of years ago here on Kansas soil. Fred’s sole experience has been one of resulting anxiousness, hope and resulting pride. Now he will soon be returned to civilian pursuits and in these he will excel as he has in his service for his Government. We are proud for you, Mrs. Whybrow, that you have such a son and we appreciate as one of the nice happenings of this war that it was our privilege to make his acquaintance.

Then too, our family through him has had a very fine contact with a lady who was first mentioned in our home by this lad in the words “my Mother.” The way Fred spoke these words impressed us with his love, admiration and pride in you. They implied, I wish you could meet “my Mother.”

Now that this conflict is history, we will remember those things dear to us growing out of it and one of them which we will always treasure is the feeling of friendship for you and your Fred.

Sincerely,
[signed] T. D. Hampson [/signed]

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TD Hampson, “Letter to Mrs A Whybrow from TD Hampson,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed December 13, 2019, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/10533.

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