Letter to David Donaldson from his mother

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Letter to David Donaldson from his mother

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Mother writes enclosing family letters and goes on with family chat and saying that she is on holiday with her sister, Nettie, She expressing some concern about the amount her daughter-in-law has to do looking after her granddaughter. Concludes with commiseration over acquaintance reported missing.

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Two page handwritten letter

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EDonaldsonFIDonaldsonDWXX0125

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Pyne Cliff. Lyme Regis
Dearest David
I enclose Ian & [deleted] Davi [/deleted] Norman's letters, if you could find the energy to send them on to Elizabeth I should be grateful, I am hoping to get another letter soon to hear if Ian has got the job he thinks he may have got & I shall be interested, if when you are telephoning to Joyce at any time you will tell (if you what sort of a job it is likely to be. - . Norman sounds very cheerful, but he never seems to have any leave.
I am staying down here for a week with Nettie, & on the face of it, its like a step back five years, the house is so perfect, so well furnished & so clean, & so warm with steam heating & log fires, but I realise after being here 2 days that Mrs Hunt who looks after us is a slightly harried housewife like the rest of, & her unturned out cupboards weigh on her mind most terribly. Its a darling house with square paned windows & a view over the sea, with ground sloping up & on either side, all [deleted] snow [/deleted] deep snow at
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present. I am wondering how they are getting on at So'ton & if they are snowed up. I called in on my [inserted] way [/inserted] down here & was greeted by Frances with her usual enthusiasm, she is growing up at a terrific rate with any moment [sic] of superfluous energy to spare, I [deleted] her [/deleted] think Joyce has got her hands full, Its a pity we cannot organize a nursery school at the house, but I'm afraid we should find some difficulty in procuring a miss Blake at the moment - .
I was so sorry to hear from Joyce that Ken Lawson is missing – I have always thought a great deal about him since he flew so much with you, & you went through so many “ops” together, I always felt you must have depended so much on one another, & [deleted] afte [/deleted] since sharing so much experience beyond the imagination of us who stay at home; [deleted] I feel [/deleted] you must feel the news very badly -
very much love
from
Mamma
Jan 25th

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F Donaldson, “Letter to David Donaldson from his mother,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed October 22, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/12022.

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