Letter from Robert Stott's wife, Agnes to Mr Blandford

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Letter from Robert Stott's wife, Agnes to Mr Blandford

Description

Letter to Pilot Officer Blandford's father, thanking him for his letter, celebrating the fact that his son had survived and sharing the news that Robert and other crew members had died.

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Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1944-05-04

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One handwritten sheet

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EStottAEBlandfordJ440504

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EStottAEBlandfordJ440504
Personal letter dated from Agnes Stott to Mr. Blandford regarding the safe return of his son; two days before news of the loss of her husband, and information of burial in Belgium

194 High Street
Musselburgh
Mid. Lothian
4:5:44

Dear Mr. Blandford,
Im [sic] thanking you for your letter received here 25/4/44. And I am more than delighted that your prayers have been answered and your son returned to you. Two days later I received word that my husband was killed on the 26th Nov. 1943 and three days later buried in grave No.355 in the cemetery of St. Frond, Belgium.
Four other members of the crew are buried in neighbouring graves.
This news reached me unawares as I always believed my husband would return to my son and I. However we must carry on in the best way we can. Thanking you again for writing me. Trusting you and your son are reunited very soon.
Yours most sincerely,
Agnes E. Stott

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Citation

Agnes Stott, “Letter from Robert Stott's wife, Agnes to Mr Blandford,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed August 13, 2020, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/15764.

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