Letter from Ursula Valentine to her husband John Valentine

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Letter from Ursula Valentine to her husband John Valentine

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Comments on how well he did in exams. Mentions financial issue and that she is enclosing shaving soap, toothpaste and cigarettes. Talks about her domestic help and her savings group.

Date

1941-08-07

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Two page handwritten letter

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IBCC Digital Archive

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EValentineUMValentineJRM410807

Transcription

Thursday
August 7th
Darling Johnnie,
Thanks for your letter of the 4th received this morning. I must say I think it’s a pretty poor show that the other fellows should still be grumbling because you did better than them in the exams. I should have thought they’d have realised by now that you are a better man in every way, & anyway it’s pretty unsporting to dispute the umpire’s decision. I hope your recommendation may lead to something good later on.
I note what you say financially, & I will of course obey my lord & master.
I enclose shaving soap & toothpaste, the best I could get.
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Also 5 cigarettes, todays ration.
My Mrs Davidson is a real treasure. She works well & intelligently, & is a very pleasant and friendly – she’s Scotch, which no doubt explains the phenomenon. She has a small girl of 8, & her husband is a motor mechanic. She seems content here so I do hope she’ll stay.
I rounded up some of my Savings Group members last night, & enrolled 3 more which brings the total up to 45/6 a week when they all pay up.
Your daughter is shrieking, so I’ll take this parcel off to the post to give her a ride.
All my love darling one. Salutations to Norman .
Yours always Ursula.
I’ve mended the electric light to your wireless set all by myself. It won’t turn off, but that’s a detail!

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Ursula Valentine, “Letter from Ursula Valentine to her husband John Valentine,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed June 24, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/19593.

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