Letter from Ursula Valentine to her husband John Valentine



Letter from Ursula Valentine to her husband John Valentine


Discusses plans for future to join him. Thanks him for telegram. Says she has booked taxi to station and mentions failure to contact gardener. Comments of recent Churchill speech.



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Two page handwritten letter


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Lido 27.12.41
Darling Johnnie Thank goodness that scare last night turned out to be a false alarm! It would have been too awful if all our plans had fallen through after all at the last moment. I am still dreading to hear that you have been posted to Finningley & that it was advance information that I got. I don't see how on earth you could be at this stage in your course, but wonderful things happen in military life. However, I'm proceeding on the assumption that everything is OK.
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thanks for your telegram which arrived at 11 am.today. It certainly was a memorable Christmas, since you got clean away with it. I loved every moment of it. I have ordered the car to take me to Paddington, it will cost 10/- but is quite necessary. I have put our various monies in the P.O.& Stella tells me that she is leaving on Monday, so that's alright. I haven't yet contacted the gardener. I've got most of my thank you letters written.
Did you hear Churchill last night? It was a grand speech. With lots of love to you dearest – I'm just longing for Jan 1st! Yours always Ursula



Ursula Valentine, “Letter from Ursula Valentine to her husband John Valentine,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed November 26, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/19714.

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