Letter to David Donaldson from Aunt Theresa
Sassoon

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Title

Letter to David Donaldson from Aunt Theresa
Sassoon

Description

Thanks him for photographs and congratulates on award of Distinguished Service Order. Comments on Dams operation and other war news. Continues with family news and hopes the war will soon be over.

Theresa Sassoon was Siegfried Sassoon's mother. She mentions a photo she has received from her nephew Thornycroft – a b/w version of PGrundyAF1503. In EDonaldsonT-FIDonaldsonDW430515-0003 she is referred to as The Aunt.

Additional information about this item was kindly provided by the donor.

Creator

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1943-05-26

Contributor

Frances Grundy

Rights

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Format

Three page handwritten letter

Language

Identifier

ESassoonTDonaldsonDW430526

Temporal Coverage

Transcription

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May the 28th 1943
WEIRLEIGH,
MATFIELD GREEN,
KENT.
My dear David,
I am so delighted with the photgraph of you all – it is so much pleasure to me to learn of your having the D.S.O. [underlined] Congratulations [/underlined]
Wish I could see you and your wife in the flesh – not only in the photograph. What a fine baby she is & very like you as far as I can see. What good news from the Ruhr – the smashing of the Damms [sic] is a wonderful help to us. You will know how thankfull [sic] I am that now we have cleared
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the Germans out of Africa. Have had no news from the boys sinse [sic] April the 23. Hamo said that they thought the end was near. Now all is finished of the fighting. Hope to get news soon. Les is a staff major and Hamo in the I [sic] [word deleted] batt- of the Tanks like Les. Pat in the rescue boats of the R.A.F now at Gib. I could not write before have not had your address. I thought you would have left Brambridge. Daddy tells me that beloved Irène [sic] is not very well I .
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am writing to know how she is, Hope she is better. Your fresh honour will do her good.
Hoping that the awful war will soon be over and I shall see all you beloved young people
With much love to you from your aunt
Theresa Sassoon

Collection

Citation

T Sassoon, “Letter to David Donaldson from Aunt Theresa
Sassoon,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed December 16, 2019, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/15022.

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