Letter from Billy Akrill to his father

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Title

Letter from Billy Akrill to his father

Description

Writes about eating duck and chickens laying eggs. Illustrated with coloured drawings of their garden, including flowers and chickens and two comic strip style cartoons.

Creator

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1935-07-13

Contributor

Bradley Froggatt

Rights

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Format

Four page illustrated handwritten letter

Language

Identifier

SAkrillWE1436220v10010

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Transcription

Potter Hill,
Collingham, [Sketch of two birds]
Newark, Notts,
13 July 1935

[Sketch of Rooster]

Dear Daddy,
Oh! How good the duck smells! [Sketch of face] so good that Ive [sic] had to come into dining room, it makes me feel dread fully hungry in the kitchen, [sketch of food] but its [sic] enough to make anyone’s mouth water [sketch of mouth-watering] I wish I could send you a bit.
Oh dear I can’t write I’ll draw
[underlined] “ In our garden” [/underlined]

[Sketch of Giallardia]
Giallardia (School garden)
[Sketches of flowers]
10 wk
[Underlined] Stocks [/Underlined]
Heres [sic] the duck [Sketch of duck]
[Underlined] ta ta! [/Underlined]

[Page break]

Oh that duck was good [Sketch of face] I had 2 big helings [sic] & was full up [Sketch of being full] Little Mary

[Sketch of Escolsia]
Escolsia
[Sketch of Candytuft]
Candytuft
[Sketch of Linum]
Linum
[Sketch of Cornflowers]
Cornflowers
[Sketch of Nicotiana]
Nicotiana

I’ll go and feed now Billy [Sketch of chicken]

[Sketch of chicken] P.S. nearly forgot again but we’ve several pullets laying (watsons) I been laying a fortnight

[Page break]

[Various sketches]
[Sketch of Cartoon]

[Page break]

[Sketch of Cartoon]

Citation

Billy Akrill, “Letter from Billy Akrill to his father,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed September 30, 2020, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/18165.

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