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 about purchase of their new house and other financial matters. Concludes with news of daughters progress.

Date

1943-09-24

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Format

Two sided handwritten letter card

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

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Identifier

EValentineUMValentineJRM430924

Transcription

R & A 29/11/43
WRITE [underlined] VERY CLEARLY [/underlined] ON THE LINES TO AVOID DELAY IN CENSORSHIP

DATE Sept 24th 1943

Darling Johnnie,
I have today heard from the Temperance Building Society that they will advance £1025 on the house “Felmersham” Botrells Lane, Chalfont St Giles. This means that I have to produce £475 on the nail, which is rather a blow, but I have £100 from ASU, £75 of our own & my people have very decently consented to lend us £300 altho’ [sic] the sale of Lido hasn’t yet gone through, tho’ d’s nearly completed. Of course we must pay them interest on it when we pay back – may that be soon. The monthly repayments to the Building Society will be £6.16.8 for 20 years. What ought I to do about getting income tax relief? Just write & give GAT all the figures I suppose. By the way, I got a statement from the bank yesterday from which I see that my allowance from GAT has gone up from £7.4.11 to £8.3.2. per month since last May – I don’t know why, they didn’t notify me, but anyway it’s a welcome change for the better! I do hope that this house purchase will go through alright now. I have been buying a few tins of paint, distemper etc to do a spot of decoration more to our Taste, & hope to go up & do that before I get the furniture moved in. Still no news from you darling it seems

CONTINUE IN BOTTOM PANEL OVERLEAF

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[underlined] IMPORTANT: [/underlined] FOR A PRISONER IN GERMAN HANDS THE PRISONER OF WAR No. MUST BE CLEARLY SHOWN. IT MUST NOT BE CONFUSED WITH HIS BRITISH SERVICE NO.

[underlined] PRISONER OF WAR POST [/underlined]
KRIEGSGEFANGENENPOST
SERVICE DES PRISONNIERS DE GUERRE

[postmark] GEPRÜFT 25 [/postmark] [postage stamp]

RANK & NAME: Sgt VALENTINE John R. M.

[postmark] PASSED P.W. 995 [/postmark} PRISONER OF WAR No.: 450, [inserted] H [/inserted]

CAMP NAME & NO.: STALAG LUFT VI
Via Stalag Luft III

COUNTRY: Germany.

FROM (SENDERS FULL NAME & ADDRESS

Mrs JRM Valentine
Little Close, Devon Rd
Salcombe
Devon.

CIO

[underlined] BOTTOM PANEL [/underlined]

a terrible time since I saw your handwriting. I do hope my letters to you aren’t equally delayed. Frances can now count up to 20! She often sits down with pencil & paper [indecipherable word] announces that she’s going to write a letter to Father but I don’t think the censors would ever pass her efforts. I [underlined] do [/underlined] hope you’re going to be pleased with our house! All my love to you 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 18, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/20061.

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