Letter to John Valentine from his wife Ursula



Letter to John Valentine from his wife Ursula


Writes of arrival of several letters from him and apologises for not phoning. Mentions shopping and problems that her sister is having with lost suitcase. Concludes with hopes for wedding she is attending and catches up with other activities.



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Three page handwritten letter


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July 17th

Darling Johnnie,

I've had 4 letters from you in 2 days, which I consider quite lavish. I'm sorry we couldn't phone again on Sunday evening but we were both cleaned out of suitable small change. Next time I'll have a personal call, but I felt sure you'd be having lunch just then. If you go to Loughboro' let me know the phone number, would you.

We had quite a good day's shopping yesterday. We each got wedding presents, ours the heavy crystal vase, something like the Swedish one of our own, and a very lovely thing, and

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Barbara's a set of six soup bowls with plates & lids, very jolly things. Prices are simply fantastic, anything silver is out of the question & even second-hand EPNS was 10 guineas for a cake-stand!

Poor Ba is in great distress over her lost suitcase. There was no trace of it at Paddington yesterday, I do hope it turns up, I just cant bear to think of her losing all that irreplaceable stuff.

Last night I cut out my summer costume which I hope to wear for the wedding. I hope to goodness it turns out alright. This morning I've done a large wash, & must now hurry off to Gerrards Cross

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with Frances to the dress rehearsal of the dancing display.

I've paid the War Damage Contribution, & enclose a few letters which came for you today. The washing hasn't arrived yet, but of course I'll be [underlined] thrilled [/underlined] to do your washing for you again.

I hope they do something about your flat feet, they used to worry me but Pack always said they'd be OK in time.

Lots of love from us both, my darling one. I do long for you so




Ursula Valentine, “Letter to John Valentine from his wife Ursula,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed April 17, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/20463.

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