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

Writes telling him that she had bought their daughter some bedroom slippers. She goes on to say that two books would be sent on to him. After giving him some general news regarding people they both know she ends by saying that she has written to acquaintance asking them to send him some cigarettes or write to him.

Date

1942-09-06

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Format

Two sided handwritten letter card

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

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EValentineUMValentineJRM420906

Transcription

[underlined] A [/underlined] Sept 6th 1942.

21.

My dearest Johnnie, 30/01

We went on an expedition to Golders Green yesterday to buy Frances a pair of bedroom slippers, and after some trouble got her a very handsome pair of blue felt, piped with red, lined with fleece & topped off with fur - for 3/11! They came well up over her ankles, like boots, & keep her very snug. I have taken a picture of her in them today which I hope will eventually come out. Barbara also ordered 2 books to be sent to you, viz. "The Stranger Prince" by Margaret Irwin, & "Regency" by Murray. I hope they arrive safely.

Peter has come down to stay for two week's holiday, & I have various odd jobs for him to do while he is here. I went to Matins this morning & this afternoon, in sunny & windy weather, we went for a walk in the church park. Frances toddled all the way from the entrance to the tennis courts. It takes a lot to tire her now. Poor Mrs Lowe rang up today to say her younger son was involved in a road accident & has had to have one leg amputated. The bitter part was he was walking - & you remember he was an inveterate motorist.

My fruit bottling is assuming quite

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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

Mrs J.R.M. VALENTINE
Lido, Tenterden Grove,
Hendon
London N.W.4.

[underlined] BOTTOM PANEL [/underlined]

formidable proportions - there are over 40 done already & I'm hoping you'll be here to share some of them!

I am writing to the Howies this evening & hope they may send you some cigarettes or at least write to you.

With all my love and a big kiss from Frances to her Da-da. Yours always Ursula.

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Citation

Ursula Valentine, “Letter to prisoner of war John Valentine from his wife Ursula,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed January 29, 2023, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/19975.

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