Letter from Ursula Valentine to her husband John Valentine



Letter from Ursula Valentine to her husband John Valentine


Writes admonishing him for not writing and how anxious she is when he does not contract her. Comments on his tennis match and that it is no longer safe to leave daughter alone.



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Saturday 9th May,

My dearest Johnny,
You really are a prize blighter! Fancy keeping your letter to me back just because you hadn’t got the P.O. to put in it. As if I wanted the filthy lucre. If you realised how [one indecipherable word due to ink smudge] miserably anxious I am when I don’t hear from you for a couple of days you wouldn’t let little things like that stop you from putting something, if only a P.C. into the post for me. Sometimes I know circumstances really do prevent you from writing, but please don’t let it be oftener than really necessary!
I’m very glad you enjoyed your tennis match, and as you seem to have put up a pretty good show perhaps you will be picked to play in others too. Your racquet should be ready sometime this week, but I’m wondering how I can send it to you. It would really be safest to keep it till you come. Let me know what you would like done.
It is no longer safe to leave Frances alone for long, even in the playpen, because she stands up and pushed the whole caboodle along, & then helps herself to whatever is within reach! And she is

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extremely persistent once she has made up her mind that she wants something.
She is now agitating to go for a walk, so I’d better abandon this & take her.
Do ring me up soon!
All my love for always



Ursula Valentine, “Letter from Ursula Valentine to her husband John Valentine,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed December 8, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/19892.

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