Letter from Ursula Valentine to her husband John Valentine



Letter from Ursula Valentine to her husband John Valentine


She writes about their daughter, her friends and domestic activities.



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Four page handwritten letter


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[underlined] No 5 [/underlined]
[underlined] Thursday [/underlined]
Nov 6th
My darling Johnnie,
Thanks very much for your letter-card written from Banbury. What a pity you couldn’t get to Priors Marston after you’d made the effort & got so far. I hope you wrote & told them you’d tried.
How lovely if you can get away on Saturday – I’m looking forward to it terribly altho’ I’m not promising myself anything. Barbara
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will be on night duty, so if you don’t turn up I shall be all on my own again (just in case you need any encouraging to come!) This afternoon I am going to Mary Simmonds to tea to meet Betty Hubbard again. Last evening Katherine Mair called in to see us – it was nice of her to make the effort as our invitations to each other have missed one or twice. She’s looking very smart & imperious & seems to have a very interesting job at the Treasury. I am now invited to go
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over there one evening in the week after next to meet this friend of hers who is expecting a baby in the Spring.
Yesterday Frances rolled right over by herself. Of course no one was there to see at the critical moment, but anyway I left her on her back, went to open the door for Ba & when we came back she was on her tummy. I challenged her to do it again when we were looking, but she wouldn’t.
You haven’t mentioned receiving any of my
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letters. I do hope I am addressing them alright & that they are actually arriving. I have written every day.
Believe it or not – I have put down the carrots in ashes! They didn’t quite all go into the one box, so a few are buried in the remaining ashes in the other box, & I’ll use those first. Meanwhile we are still ploughing thro’ the mushy ones in the house.
Must go & dress myself up for the tea party now.
All my love to you, dearest one. Take care of yourself
Yours always



Ursula Valentine, “Letter from Ursula Valentine to her husband John Valentine,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed June 19, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/19670.

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