Letter from Ursula Valentine to her husband John Valentine



Letter from Ursula Valentine to her husband John Valentine


A short letter where she talks about sending some drawing pins, their baby daughter Frances and of tidying up the kitchen store cupboard.



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Two page handwritten letter


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[underlined] No 17. [/underlined] Lido Monday April 27. [inserted] You needn’t bother about Persil, Ba managed to get me some. [/inserted]

My darling Johnnie,
I am sending some very superior drawing-pins which Barbara had for photographic use in the darkroom. The idea of the handles is that it makes them easier to find – and, I hope, less easy to lose.
I am hoping I may get a letter by this afternoon’s post from you. It seems a long time since I had one, and altho’ I take it that you are safe on terra firma just

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now, still I love to get your letters.
Frances has been very obstreperous today, refusing to sleep in her pram either before or after lunch, so I had to put her in the darkened nursery & she’s had a nap, tho’ I hear wakeful sounds now. This glorious sunny & windy weather is enough to keep anyone awake. Ba has a day off tomorrow, one a fortnight. Last night I turned out & reorganised the kitchen store cupboard I didn’t finish till 10.30 pm still it was worth it & I think you’d approve of it now. Let’s hope its still tidy when you come! All my love Ursula.



Ursula Valentine, “Letter from Ursula Valentine to her husband John Valentine,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed March 31, 2023, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/19882.

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