Anonymous letter to Leonard Cheshire

E[Author]CheshireGL440908.jpg

Title

Anonymous letter to Leonard Cheshire

Description

Anonymous (from man in the street 1914-1918) manuscript letter congratulating Leonard Cheshire on his birthday and award of the Victoria Cross.

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1944-09-08

Contributor

Claire Monk

Rights

This content is property of the Leonard Cheshire Archive which has kindly granted the International Bomber Command Centre Digital Archive a royalty-free permission to publish it. Please note that it was digitised by a third-party which used technical specifications that may differ from those used by International Bomber Command Centre Digital Archive. It has been published here ‘as is’ and may contain inaccuracies or culturally inappropriate references that do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the University of Lincoln or the International Bomber Command Centre.

Format

One page handwritten letter

Language

Identifier

E[Author]CheshireGL440908

Temporal Coverage

Transcription

[underlined] 8-9-44 [/underlined]

Sir,
Hearty congratulation on your hatal [sic] Day and may you live long to wear your well earned coveted Cross (be satisfied now & keep it downstairs)

My boy who is serving under your new command now on leave leapt three feet in the air when we heard the news on the wireless this afternoon. I am sure his comrades will second his jubilation & feel proud of you.
With all best wishes
[underlined] Man in the street. 1914-1918 [/underlined]

Collection

Citation

“Anonymous letter to Leonard Cheshire,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed July 15, 2019, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/16994.

Item Relations

This item has no relations.

Can you help improve this description?