Postcard from John Valentine to his wife Ursula

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Title

Postcard from John Valentine to his wife Ursula

Description

Number 37. Notes received parcel from mother and asks her to send thanks as he has no spare cards. Reports other parcel arriving and thanks her for organising foreign contributions. Red Cross Christmas parcels as well. Notes camp choir and orchestra rendering Messiah.

Date

1942-12-23

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Format

Two sided handwritten postcard

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

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Identifier

EValentineJRMValentineUM421223

Transcription

NUMBER 37
23-12-42

Received a parcel from your Mother containing amongst other things a pair of warm slippers. I have no spare cards so would you send my warmest thanks for all the contents & the slippers especially, also for her 2nd letter of 23rd Oct. A parcel has also arrived from Touches, New Yorks, please tell[?] GAT with thanks. All your splendid efforts for me are bearing fruit at the right time – I can’t[?] say how much I’d like to thank you for all you’ve done. Their arrival just before Xmas is providential. We look like having some good Xmas fare from the Red X as well – unfortunately I’m still tasteless. Our camp choir & orchestra rendered excerpts from the Messiah tonight which I loved. Am longing for another letter from you – have had very little mail this month. During the festive season I shall think of you a lot. I’m terribly fond of you, dear
John

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[reverse of postcard]
MRS U.M. VALENTINE
‘LIDO’
TENTERDEN GROVE
HENDON, LONDON N.W.
ENGLAND

Sgt. J.R.M. VALENTINE
450

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Citation

John Ross Mckenzie Valentine, “Postcard from John Valentine to his wife Ursula ,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed January 31, 2023, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/19239.

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