Letter to David Donaldson from his mother



Letter to David Donaldson from his mother


Mother writes wishing him a 'good Xmas' . 's writing from Brambridge. David's mother, father, wife and daughter will go to Southampton for the Christmas break. It seems that David's father does occasionally stay in their Southampton home over night. Additional information about this item was kindly provided by the donor.




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Brambridge Park
Nr Eastleigh
[underlined] Dec 20 [/underlined]
Dearest David
Just a note to wish you a happy Xmas or perhaps its better expressed as sending you good wishes for Xmas -
We are going over to Peartree on Xmas Eve & staying there until Boxing Day, Its lovely having Frances & Joyce there, Frances squeals of delight over nothing & everything would cheer anyone & we are much looking forward to going, & only hope we shall not make too much work for your wife – It was sad that all the charwomen fell ill, so far I have not been able to find anyone to help in the house, but I hope before long, ie after Xmas to find someone to give a hand, Joyce seems to be managing very well up to date, & she has made the dining room look charming -
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We have been fog bound for two days, dead still & a thick white curtain of mist most everywhere, nobody stirred last night, Papa stopped at Peartree & brought up his meal from Mrs Malone, he said it was a lovely meal, I don't know whether he really thought so or pretended to to save trouble – Its a very good thing he can put up at Peartree for the night.
Very much love & all good wishes
Its lovely getting stockings & Xmas [character deleted] Tree Decorations out again, & I felt quite sentimental when 2 children came & sung carol at the door & we made them come in & sing to Frances in the hall.



F Donaldson, “Letter to David Donaldson from his mother,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed November 28, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/12008.

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