Postcard from John Valentine to his wife Ursula

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Title

Postcard from John Valentine to his wife Ursula

Description

Number 15. Reports her letter 51 arrived. Urges her not to buy house due to their limited capital and potential disaster in farming investment. Suggest she rents if finds something suitable and speculates over future employment.

Date

1943-03-29

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Format

Two sided handwritten postcard

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

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Identifier

EValentineJRMValentineUM430329

Transcription

[reverse of postcard]
GEPRUFT 32

MRS U.M. VALENTINE
LIDO
TENTERDEN GROVE
HENDON
LONDON NW4
ENGLAND

(/reverse of postcard]
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NUMBER 15
29-3-4[deleted ‘2’] [inserted ‘3’]

Your letter 51 came today. I fully realise all your difficulties & frankly do not expect you to be able to secure[?] a house or land but I would strongly urge you not to buy anything on account of our very limited capital. I have recently read a lot about the disaster that came to those who invested their all in farms from 1917 onwards. Having bought at high prices which were still rising they suffered tragically when the slump came. If you can’t rent anything suitable under £100, wait till I come home. I too have little hope that we shall ever farm but fear that we should also suffer financial stringency if I turned to farm accountancy. The most I hope for is a good job in London & a home with a little land (with hired labour) in the country. Thanks for birthday wishes. John.

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Citation

John Ross Mckenzie Valentine, “Postcard from John Valentine to his wife Ursula,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed September 19, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/19290.

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