Letter to David Donaldson from his aunt A E Clark



Letter to David Donaldson from his aunt A E Clark


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.




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Two page handwritten letter


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EClarkAEDonaldsonDW450716-0001; EClarkAEDonaldsonDW450716-0002


24, Ranelagh Road
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
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



A E Clark, “Letter to David Donaldson from his aunt A E Clark,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed June 13, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/11960.

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