Letter to prisoner of war John Valentine from his wife Ursula

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Title

Letter to prisoner of war John Valentine from his wife Ursula

Description

Asks whether he would like her to send razor and to mention that he would like his post office savings book to be returned to her as she need his written authority for this. Asks whether he would be prepared to make a rug if she sends him materials. Concludes with news of digging up potatoes, fire watching duties and mouse in a neighbour's house.

Date

1942-08-21

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Tow sided handwritten letter card

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IBCC Digital Archive

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Transcription

August 21 1942

No. 16
Dearest Johnnie, [circled] 1 [/circled] I don't know whether you can answer this before I send off your next parcel, Sept 30th, but I wondered whether you'd like to have your Rolls razor sent, or an ordinary safety razor. Please let me know. Also [circled] 2 [/circled] Please mention in one of your postcards that you'd like your P.O.S.B. book returned to me. At present it is held by the central depository & I should feel happier to have it safe in the 'black boxie', & they won't give it up without your written authorisation. It may so easily go astray in a great place like that, I'm afraid. [circled] 3 [/circled]. Would you be interested in making a rug for the floor of our future home? I haven't gone into all details yet, but I believe I could send you the materials, and it is fairly simple to do, would keep you busy for a bit & would be grand for the future home, which so far has only one small Persian rug to clothe its floors. I'll be making enquiries this end & of course won't take up space in your precious parcels with mere canvas & rug wool until you are supplied with all necessities in the way of clothing. I have now dug up half the potatoes, quite a good crop tho' partly worm or slug eaten. Yesterday I picked 2lbs blackberries from our bush - have bottled them with applies. Our fire-watching

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[underlined] PRISONER OF WAR POST [/underlined]

[post mark]

Sergeant J.R.M. VALENTINE
PRISONER OF WAR NO.: 450
CAMP NAME & NO.: STALAG LUFT III
COUNTRY: GERMANY

FROM: (SENDER'S FULL NAME & ADDRESS)
Mrs J. R. M. Valentine
Lido, Tenterden Grove
Hendon,
London N.W.4.

[underlined] BOTTOM PANEL [/underlined]

duties are getting stricter, we now have to sit up dressed, raid or no. The heals had a mouse in their kitchen the other night & you've never heard such an uproar. At last I went in to help them & Papa eventually finished it off amid squeals & screams from Joy. Mrs N. wouldn't go into the room at all! We're going out to tea with Bish today at his digs. All my love dearest Ursula.

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Ursula Valentine, “Letter to prisoner of war John Valentine from his wife Ursula,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed May 17, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/19970.

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