Letter from Billy Akrill to his father

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Title

Letter from Billy Akrill to his father

Description

Writes about farm animals and a recent visit to the college. Illustrated with pictures of animals and people. The last page is a coloured, comic strip style drawing about chickens on the farm.

Creator

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1935-05-26

Contributor

Tricia Marshall

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Format

Three page illustrated handwritten letter

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Identifier

SAkrillWE1436220v10004

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Transcription

Potter Hill Frm,
N. Collingham,
Newark
26th May 1935
Dear Pa
Scenes of great excitement Yea! This morn, finding myself in need of a run (a chicken run not exercize [sic]) [drawing] I jumped up the loft after one [drawing] when suddely [sic] a great “rawkussin” was heard [drawing] & Lucy [drawing] appeared on the scene [drawing] “Oh cum [sic] an’ look I’ve summin [sic] to show you” she says [drawing] Full of curiosity I followed. Into the slack-yard we went [drawing] and saw [symbol]
[drawing of ducks and hens]
Yes we knew the old duck was sitting somewhere as she never came in at night [drawing]. Where we had no idea intill [sic] the old duck led the calves between the pea & wheat straw stack [drawing] there we found 5 more eggs [drawing] 2 had dead ducks in [drawing] course I had to see [drawing] I like broggling in eggs which don’t hatch
[page break]
I shut the old duck in a run & fed them [inserted] [underlined] (correct)[/underlined] [/inserted] [drawing] I had another shock on Friday [drawing]
I was lifting a broody of [sic] to feed her [drawing] when I suddenly saw her eggs were all “cracked” [drawing] On looking closer I saw that they were “chipped”. And before long there were two ducks out [drawing]. They should have come off on Monday instead of Friday, but they would be out [drawing of eggs]
We had a lovely time at the College yesterday but I must tell you about that on Sat as I’ve written thousands of letters & am about fed up
So
Toodle-oo
P.S. Found. Fr Partidge [sic] nest 7 eggs again old reaper in slack yd & a Partige [sic] 18 in orchard 3 yds from a stoat [symbol] hole got 3 chicks Harry after him [drawing]
[drawings]
[page break]
[fourteen farmyard drawings]
WATSON PULLETS
Although old Brownie is dead I’ve got another Brownie she’s just like old Brownie in ways. And is even “blind of an eye”.

Citation

Billy Akrill, “Letter from Billy Akrill to his father,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed September 20, 2020, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/18159.

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