To Jessie from Harry Redgrave



To Jessie from Harry Redgrave


A letter and envelope from Harry Redgrave to his wife Jessie. Harry writes that he is trying to find her somewhere else to stay in Doncaster as she is unhappy living in Peterborough and is looking forward to his leave.




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Two handwritten sheets and an envelope


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Mrs. H. C. Redgrave
155 Fletton Avenue

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[RAF Crest]

Wed. 9-10-40

Dear Jessie,
After your unhappy letter of yesterday I hope you have heard from Gladys & have found another place in Peterboro’. I went into Doncaster last night to see if I could find you anywhere to stay but was unsuccessful in the short period of daylight at my disposal. On Thursday the local paper is published and I will get a copy and hope to find you some digs. If I do I will send you a wire telling you where and when to go. My pass has gone in for this week end [sic] and if you do not here [sic] from me I should get to Fletton Avenue about tea time Saturday and will have to leave about one o’ clock Monday [corrected: was Sunday] Morning.

Glad you told me about your little escapade with the corporal and I think

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we have known each other long enough now for me to know you can use your discretion and know how far to go for your own safety. As you say it gave you a break and under the circumstances I don’t mind a bit. I only wish I was there to [deleted] th [/deleted] take you out myself which I know we should both prefer. I have been very good in Doncaster and not spoken to anyone, When I see you this week-end I will give you your present money and would be very pleased to receive your silver chain which I am glad you have looked out for me.

Well sweetheart I hope we can solve your troubles before or over this week - end and have a few happy hours together

Longingly. Harry xxxxx


Harry Redgrave, “To Jessie from Harry Redgrave,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed July 7, 2022,

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