Letter from Ursula Valentine to her husband John Valentine



Letter from Ursula Valentine to her husband John Valentine


Thanks him for ringing and glad his medical problems being addressed. Catches up with domestic issues and discusses merits of motorbike or small car. Continues with discussion on what needs to be done if she is to be near him. Hopes he will get leave soon.



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Tenterden Grove
Thurs. 27.11.41
My dearest Johnny,
Thank you so much for ringing up last night. I was so anxious to hear how you’d got on. Let’s hope the drops are effective, anyway its nice to know that they have you in hand and that something is at last being done about you.
I enclose correspondence received from Mr Nash this morning. Please return it to me to send it back to him, otherwise cope with it yourself.
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As I mentioned in my letter sent to Halton which you may or may not receive, Auntie Mary has sent you a pair of socks which I have acknowledged, sending a photo of Frances at the same time. Perhaps you could drop her a line sometime too.
I will take my bike into Thames' sometime today. As regards autobyk or small motor-cycle, the consensus of opinion here is that you would be much better advised to get a small second hand motorbike of 150 cc or so, which you might be able to pick up quite cheaply, for £10 or so. Barbara says it would be no joke doing the 50 miles from London
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to Heyford on an autocycle, it’s really meant for shorter journeys. Also you’d almost certainly have to pay £30 for a new one. Please let me know whether you’d consider a small motor bike instead – not that we have a particular one in view yet, but if you would, enquiries will be made.
As regards my coming down to stay near you, I’m afraid the first step lies with you, to wit, to view accomodation. I really think it would be a bit difficult for me before Christmas. Mrs S. should go back (if she gets the permit to come at all)
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before New Year. I should love to be near you, for a few weeks at any rate, if its feasible for Frances. There are questions of cots & prams to be solved, as she is really too big for the Karrikot now. However it can probably be arranged somehow, but first we must see if the farm is a good proposition & whether Mr Mechean is able & willing to have us, & how far it is from you.
I do hope you will get some leave soon. It seems [underlined] ages [/underlined] since you left.
All my love to you darling, write to me soon
Yours always



Ursula Valentine, “Letter from Ursula Valentine to her husband John Valentine,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed October 6, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/19687.

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