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 of getting violin music and tutors for him as well as enquiring about his violin and where he practices. Catches up with family news.

Date

1942-10-06

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Two sided handwritten letter card

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IBCC Digital Archive

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EValentineUMValentineJRM421006

Transcription

6 October 1942
My dearest Johnnie,
I have been up to town today to get you the violin music you asked for. Marjorie Gunn had specially recommended “First Violin Lessons” by Dill, and I eventually managed to track down a copy & get it sent off to you from Chappell’s. I also got another tutor, before finding the first, but as I know nothing much about this one, I would advise following the Dill if there is any divergence, as it is specially recommended. The parcel from Murdoch’s should contain this second “Maidstone” tutor, 2 manuscript note books, a book of easy pieces & also a theory book on bowing, which I hope may be useful, though I know less than nothing about the subject. What sort of violin do you use? One provided by the Red Cross I suppose. And [underlined] where [/underlined] do you practice and what do your fellow prisoners say about it? Or are they all learning some instrument? Anyway, good luck to you & lots of pleasure.
Mrs Hazard is spending the night
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here tonight & we have all been virtuously sewing and knitting. Frances has had a bit of a cold but seems to be getting over it now – she is as full of beans as ever. All my love to you, darling, hope you are keeping fit and as warm as possible.
Yours for always, Ursula.
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[postage stamp]
[underlined] PRISONER OF WAR POST [/underlined]
KRIEGSGEFANGENENPOST
SERVICE DES PRISONNIERS DE GUERRE
RANK & NAME: Sergeant J.R.M. VALENTINE
PRISONER OF WAR No: 450.
CAMP NAME & No: STALAG LUFT III
COUNTRY: GERMANY
FROM
Mrs J.R.M. Valentine,
Lido,
Tenterden Grove,
London N.W.4

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Citation

Ursula Valentine, “Letter to prisoner of war John Valentine from his wife Ursula ,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed January 17, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/19981.

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