Letter to his wife from George Wilson



Letter to his wife from George Wilson


Sergeant George William Wilson praises her qualities, remembers the happy moments they spent together and gives instructions about the upbringing of their children. Urges her to remarry, as ‘you will be still young and beautiful’. Envelope captioned 'VERY IMPORTANT NEVER THROW AWAY and 'VERY IMPORTANT.




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Three page handwritten letter with envelope

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17/1/43 Sun
H.P Manchester
Dear Hiddiwix [?]

I like that name, I gave it to you, and you accepted it without question, in fact I really believe you were proud of it.
We had a rum sort of courtship, all ups and downs, but the ups were of, so terribly sweet, I always told you that you kissed better when you had tears in your eyes.
Our marriage my sweet one was sudden to me, but I never thought it could be as nice, I never regretted it and I was always proud of you, and many times fearful for you. You know [page break] what I mean, the tango, I can’t explain why I should be, I can only put it down to my possessive nature.
Anyway darling perhaps I’d better say that I’m writing this just in case anything did happen to me, I don’t think it will but one can never tell these days. Also darling, I have a feeling that maybe you think I didn’t appreciate you, I did, but I just wasn’t of a very romantic nature but I loved you all the time.
I wouldn’t wish you to stay single darling, there is no reason why you should not marry again, you will still be young and beautiful. If you [page break] do marry again, you ought to have children they mean everything to a happy marriage. Bring them up to be honest and true and above all to be able to hold their own with all comers including the opposite sex.
Cheerio my darling keep smiling I did love you even as I do in death
Your loving hubby
George W
This above all, to thine own self be true, and then it must follow, as the night the day, thou canst not be false to any man.
P.S. my thanks to your mother and father, they accepted me as their own.



George Wilson, “Letter to his wife from George Wilson,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed June 3, 2023, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/1227.

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