Letter from Malcolm Payne to Doris Weeks

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Title

Letter from Malcolm Payne to Doris Weeks

Description

Says he received three letters from her and tells her about flying last night and that he is flying again today. Concludes with mention of abortive phone call and endearments.

Creator

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1944-05-15

Contributor

Tricia Marshall
David Bloomfield

Rights

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Format

Two page handwritten letter and envelope

Language

Identifier

EPayneMHWeeksD440515

Temporal Coverage

Transcription

[postmark]
[postage stamp]
Miss Doris Weeks,
37 Hawthorne Rd.,
Bunker’s Hill,
[underlined] Lincoln [/underlined]
[page break]
[Salvation Army crest] [Australian Comforts Fund crest] [YMCA crest]
A417512
F/Sgt. Payne M.H.
R.A.F. Stn.
Bardney,
NR. Lincoln
Lincs.
Monday
Sweet Pet,
When I say this is going to be a short letter I really mean it and please excuse the paper.
Recd. three letters from you today and read them while flying. One was [deleted] on [/deleted] written at Skegness, on the post card. Thanks heaps Pet.
We took off on our trip last night at 10-30 and didn’t land until 5-30 this morning. Managed to get to bed at about 6.45 – up again at 2-30 and flying again by 3-30. You’d imagine the condition I’m in.
[page break]
2
I went down to the village and phoned you darling at about 8.15.
Someone answers the other end and replaced the bloody reciever [sic] before I could get in a word so I got wild and came home. Please forgive my wiggledy-mess won’t you.
While you’re in a forgiving mood too darling you might try and overlook this writing. Thanks.
This is all [indecipherable word] the time kid and will see you soon as poss.
Night night.
All my love x’s Malcolm
[circled X] ?
[circled X] - !
xxxx
xxxx
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Collection

Citation

Malcolm Payne, “Letter from Malcolm Payne to Doris Weeks,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed August 7, 2020, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/10597.

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