Postcard from John Valentine to his wife Ursula

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Title

Postcard from John Valentine to his wife Ursula

Description

Number 75-132. Writes he is managing to practise violin but still having problem with instrument. Sense of taste now back for two months and awaits letters and news of house purchase.

Date

1943-10-25

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Format

Two sided handwritten postcard

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

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Identifier

EValentineJRMValentineUM431025

Transcription

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25th October 1943.

No fresh letters to acknowledge, yours to 14th Sept here. Hope mine are getting through at long last. Managing to do quite a lot of fiddle practice now sometimes in the strangest of places & most awkward circumstances. Have even spent a few hours in total darkness sitting on a pile of spuds in a shed, grinding out scales! Am still having trouble with instruments – my own has been re-assembled by enthusiastic amateurs here but its not strung up yet. I pray that the glue will hold. Have been able to taste for 2 months – even throughout a wretched cold which is going but slowly. Life is awfully dull – your letters & photos liven it up a lot & I’m eagerly awaiting news of house purchase. Weather luckily has been mild & dry for 2 weeks so that absence of coal not unbearable. Hope both my darlings are well. I long for you always. Love John.

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75/132
[two ink stamps] [postmark]

M [underlined] RS [/deleted] U. M. VALENTINE
[deleted] C/O LITTLE CLOSE
DEVON ROAD [/deleted]
FELMERSHAM
[deleted] SALCOMBE DEVON [/deleted]
BOTTRELLS LANE
[deleted] ENGLAND [/deleted]
CHALFONT ST GILES
BUCKS

J.R M. VALENTINE (Sgt)
450
LAGER “A”
Cut finger (sorry)

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Citation

John Ross Mckenzie Valentine, “Postcard from John Valentine to his wife Ursula,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed May 28, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/19368.

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