Letter from Ursula Valentine to her husband John Valentine

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Title

Letter from Ursula Valentine to her husband John Valentine

Description

Writes of contacting and plans for acquaintances as well as looking forward to possible leave. Comments on new daily help and that Mrs Stenzel may be leaving. Concludes with other gossip.

Date

1941-09-16

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Two-page handwritten letter

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Transcription

No. 30
Lido
Tuesday 16.9
Johnny my dearest one,
Norman rang up last night from the Cumberland & we had quite a long chat. They are leaving town today so couldn't come out here, but they expect to be up here again on Thursday of next week, when I [underlined] hope [/underlined] that you will be home as well, & then they are going to ring up & probably come out here. I shall look forward to seeing them again. I had a word with Vera too, who stoutly declares that she’s not going to be left behind again. Apparently he’s going to Abingdon & they’re looking out for rooms or a flat there. It would be grand if you went there too.
My new daily, Mrs Stark came today for the first time, and appears to be very satisfactory. She has expressed her willingness to come in any evening if I wanted to go out, & to look after the baby, and as she’s a trained Red Cross nurse I shouldn’t hesitate to ask her to do so if the necessity arose. Frances never wakes up in the evenings anyway. Mrs Stenzel may easily be leaving this coming weekend, I do hope you arrive before she leaves. Norman said they had a marvellously lucky journey
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down from Ramsey, caught all connections by the skin of their teeth & arrived in London by 7 pm, which he apparently thought very quick. Mrs Stenzel arrived out here soon after 8 p.m the evening she came, so perhaps you’ll be as lucky as well.
The weather’s glorious here today, as clear as crystal, so I’m just hoping it’s the same there & that you’re doing your high bombing.
Frances has put on 6 oz again & now weighs 17.6.
We must take this to post now, so lots of love
[underlined] Ursula [/underlined]

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Citation

Ursula Valentine, “Letter from Ursula Valentine to her husband John Valentine,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed June 16, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/19645.

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