Letter to Joyce Donaldson from her brother-in-law Ian

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Letter to Joyce Donaldson from her brother-in-law Ian

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Writes catching up with family news and his activities in India

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IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1943-12-22

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Frances Grundy

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One page handwritten letter

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MRS DONALDSON
DANESHILL FARM HOUSE
OXSHOTT
SURREY
ENGLAND
157032 F/O DONALDSON
R.A.F INDIA
Dec 22nd 1943
Dear Joyce. It was very kind of you to write me such a long letter. I refer to your airmail of mid October – and it really deserves a better reply than one of these miserable forms. You were too right about Norman – you will have heard that he expects to be come a Captain any day. I am only consoled by the fact that I shall be slung out of the R.A.F as being over the age for doubtful F/O's whilst my beribboned & brass hatted brothers will still be firmly in the net. In the intervals of sleeping soundly I have had a tentative hand at a variety of odd jobs, including adj's stooge (Does Willy still want an adj.) and doing the mess accounts.
I am having to laugh the latter off just at present, having more or less accused everyone of embezzlement, a miserable ex articled clerk has appeared who discovered all the shortages to be due to my additions. I don't like these keen young men. Still there is nothing to grumble at in the life here, except a slight growth of mould around the mind. Did you hear that I acquired a silver spoon the other day by the great skill with which some total strangers pulled an 'oar' for me. I think it will have to do as a slightly late christening present for Frances. I am glad she is progressing. I do hope that you manage to find yourself a flat somewhere. I'm sure its time you had a bit of luck in that direction. Please give my love to Willy. I will try & write him a letter one of these days, meanwhile I hope he gets some news from Mama. I fell sure you have enough to do with a husband and a daughter but any news of either is most welcome
Yours Ian.

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I Donaldson, “Letter to Joyce Donaldson from her brother-in-law Ian,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed February 29, 2020, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/16080.

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