Letter to John Valentine from his wife Ursula



Letter to John Valentine from his wife Ursula


Writes about conducting SSAFA business and discusses presents for friends. Continues with more domestic chat.



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Three page hand written letter


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Darling Johnnie,
There was no letter from you this morning, the post is certainly very queer.
Frances & I had quite a long expedition yesterday on SSAFA business. We went right over to the far side of Little Chalfont & eventually located a woman in a house that stank so much Frances couldn’t bear to stay inside! It was quite a decent modern house too, its shocking what a slut can do. We went to see Mrs Pearce too & found the bird flown & L/Bdr. Pearce insole possession sadly packing up his belongings. He looked quite a decent sort, &
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I should say the whole sad story could have been avoided if the in-laws had kept out of it & the husband been allowed to leave earlier. We had some tea at the Golden Hind to strengthen us for the return journey, & very nice it was.
I’ve decided that Hans & his ladylove would [underlined] far [/underlined] rather have 6 silver teaspoons than an early Victorian box, and I would rather have the latter than a formal set of teaspoons which we don’t use. So I’m sending off the teaspoons with our love & so on, and I’m just thrilled to bits with the writing-box. I wonder if you’ll like it too. I’ve put it on my desk, & exchanged the lamp from our bedroom with the one
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from the desk, and it looks much nicer now. I get a terrific kick out of rearranging the furnishings like this. Of course if you can’t bear the box or think I’ve been too extravagant, we could doubtless sell it again. If I’d only thought of the spoons [underlined] before [/underlined] going shopping of course I’d never have got it – but I’m glad I have.
I’m got my hair ‘swept up’ & its stayed up throughout the mornings work which I think is pretty good.
I do hope I’ll have a letter from you tomorrow darling.
All my love & a big kiss from Frances
Yours always



Ursula Valentine, “Letter to John Valentine from his wife Ursula,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed June 19, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/20497.

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