Letter from Billy Akrill to his father

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Title

Letter from Billy Akrill to his father

Description

Writes about Stainless Stephen, a thunderstorm ('mother covered up the mirror and fender') and the garden and includes a number of drawings of people and coloured flowers.

Creator

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1935-06-22
1935-06-25

Contributor

Tricia Marshall

Rights

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Format

Two page illustrated handwritten letter

Language

Identifier

SAkrillWE1436220v10009

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Transcription

Potter Hill,
Collingham,
Newark, Notts.
22nd June 1935.
Dear Daddy,
Ha! ha! ha! cackle!!! Stainless Stephen’s just been on. What a scream! Stainless “Wives in olden days darned their husbands’ socks but modern girls sock their darned husbands! How we howled! [drawings] Even Mary smiles!
25 June.
Rumble! [drawing] crack! A thunder-storm [drawing] is at hand [drawing] Ive [sic] been running round securing the perishable [drawings]
Down she comes [drawing]
[page break]
[drawing] How it lightens [drawing] Mother’s covered up the mirror & fender [drawing]
I’ve got some lovely nasturtiums in the Garden [drawing]
Then there’s my Gypsophila [drawing] and Nemesia [drawings] Night Scented Stock [drawing] Virginian Stock [drawing] Mignonette and [drawing] Woolworths Magic Carpet [underlined] Oaks O.k. after shower [/underlined]
Billy

Citation

Billy Akrill, “Letter from Billy Akrill to his father,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed September 23, 2020, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/18164.

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