Letter to David Donaldson from his mother



Letter to David Donaldson from his mother


Writes about how much she misses family. Goes on to catch up with family news. Concludes catching up with acquaintances.




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Two page handwritten letter


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Dear David
thank you for sending the books back so quickly. It was noble of you, & most unexpected, I never expect anyone to send back any books,
Its a dank, damp, disgusting day, the house is very dull without your family we really miss them very much – Frances would liven anyone up, I hear her grandmother Edwards thinks she [word deleted] be talking, I don't agree because I think there is far too much talk in the world, & I like the sort of conversation Frances indulges in, its so restful you can answer as you like or not, & need not discuss the subject further than you will or wish to. Its a good thing grandmothers do not meet [deleted] more [/deleted] too often to discuss their ideas on the bringing up of their grandchildren the differences of opinion might prove awkward
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I can imagine myself & Pa Moloney having terrible arguments.
I went to see Eliza, I thought she looked tired, but William looked fine & very friendly.
I have been trying to compose a 21st birthday letter to Norman, but its such a dank cold day that I feel very uninspired -
I am sorry that they have passed you as fit for service anywhere, I think you had better grow another large crop of boils -
We did enjoy your leave, it was really lovely having all three of you, the bicycles look very forlorn in the basement, without any [deleted] riders [/deleted] hope of any riders.
Very much love
Oct, 23



F Donaldson, “Letter to David Donaldson from his mother,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed July 13, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/12018.

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