Letter to David Donaldson from his father

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Title

Letter to David Donaldson from his father

Description

Writes having heard the news that David is in hospital with extreme stress. His father having realised he was not well reassures him that he has done the right thing. He encourages him that he will get better and how well he has done in the past.

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Date

1941-12-21

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Two page handwritten letter

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

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EDonaldsonTDonaldsonDW411221

Transcription

Fritham
Dec 21st 1941
Dear David
We were very glad to hear from Joyce that you are in hospital.
There is no doubt that you were very unwell & quite unfit for work & you have got to think of others' risks as well as your own.
Of course this temporary set back is most disappointing to you but the human organism will only stand a certain amount of strain without showing signs of it & if you
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go on after that will crack up altogether.
You have nothing to [indecipherable word] yourself with – you have done everything humanly possible having regard to [inserted] your [/inserted] physical & mental make up & no one can do more. When you are in better health you will see on looking back that you have done exceedingly well. I'm afraid after so much excitement things may seem a bit dull
However I'm sure you will soon pick up & be as right as rain in a few weeks
Much love
TD

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Citation

T Donaldson, “Letter to David Donaldson from his father,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed October 18, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/14958.

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