Letter to David Donaldson from his aunt A E Clark

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Title

Letter to David Donaldson from his aunt A E Clark

Description

Letter to David Donaldson from his aunt Nettie at the end of the war. She encloses a gift (cheque) from her brother in Canada to David. Nettie describes how she and her sister (David's mother) are restablishing the home in Southampton after having been evacuated to Brambridge for the duration of the war. Additional information about this item was kindly provided by the donor.

Creator

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1945-07-16

Contributor

Frances Grundy

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Format

Two page handwritten letter

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Transcription

24, Ranelagh Road
Winchester.
16.VII.45.
My dear David
The enclosed cheque is not from myself really – it comes from Cecil, for you. He wrote to me some weeks ago and said some money was being paid into my account (actually I think, the rents of his cottages at Sennen Cove, as it came from a Penzance lawyer) He wanted me to send this to you so that you could make a beginning whenever you wanted, in buying things for your house. So here it is and I do hope – as I know Cecil does – that you will enjoy spending it whenever you & Joyce get the chance.
I have – as I think you know – one or two bits & pieces to contribute – a little old walnut davenport desk that belonged to your great-grandmother's cousin (known as “Cousin Phippie” – short for Phillipa)
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and a glass-fronted books or china cupboard with shelves – and also a dressing-table mirror. They can come whenever the things from Southampton are being sent.
Your Mamma & I had a long day sorting out books at The Elms last week & hope to have another this week. The place really begins to look like itself - & really like a home again.

Lots of love
from
Nettie
I expect you will like to have Cecil's address
C.R. Clark.
Towner Park Road
Sidney V.I
British Columbia
I am still finding my new pen a little too broad and soft, but comfortable to scribble fast with

Collection

Citation

A E Clark, “Letter to David Donaldson from his aunt A E Clark,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed September 21, 2019, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/11960.

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