Postcard from John Valentine to his wife Ursula

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Title

Postcard from John Valentine to his wife Ursula

Description

Number 19. Large quantities of Red Cross food were arriving at the camp. He suggested that Ursula and Frances could live, and help, on a farm until he gets home.

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1943-04-08

Contributor

Sue Smith

Rights

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Format

Two sided handwritten postcard

Language

Identifier

EValentineJRMValentineUM430408

Temporal Coverage

Transcription

[underlined] NUMBER 19 [/underlined]
8-4-43

There is little or no fresh news. Large quantities of Red X food have arrived during recent weeks & our weekly parcel is assured for some time. In contrast to last month, the weather is most unpleasant – lots of sleet & cold winds. I seem to make negligible on the fiddle despite the hours I put in. Assuming your parents come home soon & after you have spent some months with them, what about your taking Frances to live on a farm till I get back & am demobbed. It would be grand for her & you could help with the farm work, learning a lot & also helping the war effort just as much as you do now, if not more. You could plough & sow, reap & mow, drive tractors milk cows & become quite a “land girl” or “land mother”. You would also find out if you really liked the life too, which would be a good thing. Let me know what you think. Love to both. John

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[reverse of postcard]
GEPRUFT 32

MRS U.M. VALENTINE
LIDO
TENTERDEN GROVE
HENDON
LONDON N.W.4
ENGLAND

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Collection

Citation

John Ross Mckenzie Valentine, “Postcard from John Valentine to his wife Ursula,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed August 11, 2020, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/19301.

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