Letter from Ursula Valentine to her husband John Valentine



Letter from Ursula Valentine to her husband John Valentine


Writes wishing him happy birthday an hopes that parcel she has sent arrives in the day. Mentions she is sending photograph album to remind him of events over year they have been married as well as other items (cigarettes, socks and cake). Writes that she will not forget wedding anniversary and it has been fun to be married to him. Concludes with hope that he will find out more about his future and possibility of her moving to be with him for birth of baby.


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Two page handwritten letter




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Lido; 4th Jan
My darling Johnnie, I do hope this little parcel will reach you on January 6th – I haven't forgotten [underlined] that [/underlined] date! May we have many happy returns of it together. I am sending you our newly established photo album just in case you might have forgotten all the lovely times we have had together in our first blissful year of married life. I dare say you won't want to keep it there for long, send it back when you have finished looking through it. I know you haven't much room for storage. I also enclose 50 of your cigarettes, & the first pair of Mother's socks which I have lengthened by an inch or so. Let me know
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if these fit you OK & I will proceed with the two other pairs. I now have £4.9.0 in Income Tax (£2.4.6 twice). I have bought Jane's [a Labrador] licence, so she is legal at last. 5/- is enclosed in the cigarettes. I'm also sending you some of our wedding cake. It is fast diminishing, & altho' I note that you don't want supplementary feeding in the ordinary way, a piece of wedding cake is different, I feel.
Now I must pop down to town & post this parcel – I do hope it arrives sometime on Monday or else you will think I have forgotten our wedding anniversary too! All my love to you my dearest – it is such fun (& considerable more than that) being married to you. I hope that we can fix for me to come to you soon, do find out anything definite you can, explain about the baby & try to make your C.O. give you some idea of if you are likely to be there. All my love Ursula



Ursula Valentine, “Letter from Ursula Valentine to her husband John Valentine,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed October 22, 2020, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/19534.

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