Letter from Billy Akrill to his father

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Title

Letter from Billy Akrill to his father

Description

Written in dialect as 'Johnathan Trumpitt', including small illustrations.

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Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1935-06-09

Contributor

Tricia Marshall

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Format

Four page illustrated handwritten letter

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SAkrillWE1436220v10008

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Transcription

[two drawings]
Potter Hill
Collingham
Newark.
9th June 1935
Whumpton-le-Fallers
Dear Mester Aakrill
I ooaps as this ere letter finds yew well as it leaves me at present. It be a gerloriuss day terda; a bit ower ‘ot fer sum things. I ooa it [drawing] duzzent keep loik this ower long fer I want ter git sum plants [drawing] setten out. There bi some storshuns [drawing] ower a foot a too oih [drawing]. Weer gooin ter put sum Gowdun Gleeums i sum woir baskits atween the pooasts I the pergola [drawing]
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I bet thell look all rate an all.
Then thes sum o that there Bonnin Bush stuff wot tonns red [drawing]. Then theyre be sum Larks claws or summat like that, an sum Skaabyuss sum [drawing] Antyrine-ums, [drawing] sum Iverlastin flours [drawing] sum stuff corled Nemeesher sum Noit Sentid Stock an sum [drawing] O week stock, sum Luv lois bleedin sum baccy plant (ah!) [drawing] to say nowt & the [drawing] Jipsoffiller plants (abart 9.9.99) fer yer carnt eeat em ner smooak em (not very well nerd drink em [drawing] but the
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missis sez that the gardins nowt weout sum flours in it so I teld er ter graw em ersen but no sich luck. But I realy [sic] do sum good wi growin em for Midder Brown at the Cat an Weasel es a tender plaace in er art fer flours an I can often git rarnd em [drawing] if I teks er a noice little bunch [drawing] but o cooerse I e ter be cayerful ter see as the missis duzzent [drawing] foind out else thed be a row The blooin owd winds blorn a lot a goss berriz off. [drawing]
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Ah well I’m afraad asll e ter clooas now
Wi best respects from
Yours trewly
Johnathan Trumpitt

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/18163.

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