Letter from Ursula Valentine to her husband John Valentine



Letter from Ursula Valentine to her husband John Valentine


Writes of including fish balls which he should take to improve strength to cope with future. Mentions acquaintance who in the First World War was delayed from deploying so he could witness birth and suggests he should approach the adjutant to see if he could do the same. Writes that she has received parcels of nappies and of family matters as well as catching up with news of friends.



Temporal Coverage

Spatial Coverage




Two page handwritten letter


This content is available under a CC BY-NC 4.0 International license (Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0). It has been published ‘as is’ and may contain inaccuracies or culturally inappropriate references that do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the University of Lincoln or the International Bomber Command Centre. For more information, visit https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ and https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/legal.




Jan 2nd
Darling Johnnie, Herewith the fish-balls – please for my sake do take them regularly, they are small, unobtrusive & quite palatable & cannot fail to do you good, strengthen you to withstand whatever is coming to us. Three a day is the dose I believe. I hope you will have luck with the Adjutant – Bethune was saying that in the last war he was due to go over to France when his wife was expecting her 2nd baby & she was very keen that he should be there for the event, so he put it to his Adjutant without much hope but the dear old chap said “Why, of course my boy”! & put him back a month or so. You don't even have to ask for anything like that but merely for information!
This morning 2 parcels of nappies arrived from Barnet without any note or comment (the ones your Mother has hemmed for me) & I have just written thanking her warmly for doing them. It takes two to make a quarrel & I am not going to be one of them. Last evening I popped round to the Mosses – both boys were home on 7 days leave! Some people have all the luck! They haven't finished their course for their commissions yet. Now I must dash down to town. The lavatory tank has frozen & I am going to see if Adams can do anything permanent about the pipe that runs out under the eaves & freezes regularly each winter.
All my love to you darling - Ursula



Ursula Valentine, “Letter from Ursula Valentine to her husband John Valentine,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed June 24, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/19531.

Item Relations

This item has no relations.