Letter to David Donaldson from his brother Ian

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Letter to David Donaldson from his brother Ian

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Thanks for letter and discusses battledress. mentions future move to Blackpool and current activities including sport. Ian is avoiding lectures by playing sport. He describes punting on the Nidd. He is due to depart shortly for Blackpool.

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IBCC Digital Archive

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Frances Grundy

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Two page handwritten letter

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May 5th
[RAF Crest]
Queen Hotel
Harrogate
Dear Willy
Many thanks for your letter & the battledress. I think its a good thing you got your own; the one I sent you was designed for a circular shaped man, & might have dealt a serious blow to your prestige. However it should be good enough for Blackpool, whither I depart on Saturday – a good thing on the whole as I was reduced to playing rugger soccer hockey golf & squash on successive days in order to avoid going to lectures & my constitution is not up to it, particularly [word deleted] after my harrowing experiences on the river Nidd where I was demonstrating to all & sundry a bit of punting à la Cam when I was torpedoed by two 5th column females & sunk, or should I say was blown overboard into 2' 6” of dirty water with considerable loss of dignity. I was followed home by a swarm of people
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who I suppose hoped I would do it again.
I will give you full details of Squires Gate when I get there, in case you find yourself in that direction
Yrs
Ian.

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Ian Donaldson, “Letter to David Donaldson from his brother Ian,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed November 12, 2019, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/14929.

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