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 congratulating him on the Bar to his D.S.O and talking briefly about her publishing – royalties and printing shortages.




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Two page handwritten letter


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24. Ranelagh Road
My dear David
I am so sorry not to have written before this to congratulate you on the Bar to your D.S.O. - You are indeed a nephew to be proud of – though I have no doubt that you will merely remark that it is all merely a lottery & so on & so forth! (But [underlined] we [/underlined] don't agree so you may as well refrain!). I was away a good deal last week & since I came back I have been grimly working my way through a list of 17 letters, which I stuck up in front of me and & crossed off when written – new ones get added every day, which is rather discouraging – like one of the more imaginative forms of purgatorial punishment or Sisyphus with his Stone.
I got your message from Irene about the cheque: it came rather aptly on top of the decoration, didn't it – sort of “for a good child”!
I have just got my cheque for royalties
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rather less than half what it was last year (which was enormous) – but still a very nice sizeable little packet. Apparently there is not only a paper shortage – but very few printers and binders – the old ones who came out of retirement for the war are retiring again & the de-mobbed ones are not yet on the job. So books will continue scarce – Still I can't – & don't complain. I think I am very lucky
Lots of love
I don't know how to add the Bar on the address – so please forgive the om[deleted]m[/deleted]ission!



A E Clark, “Letter to David Donaldson from his aunt A E Clark,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed April 15, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/11961.

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