Letter to John Valentine from his wife Ursula



Letter to John Valentine from his wife Ursula


Hoped his return journey was not too bad and goes on to mention gardening and news of family/friend. Concludes with mention of getting a coffee percolator and enclosing a cutting of a poem.



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Sept. 17th

Darling Johnnie,
I do hope your journey back wasn’t too crowded and uncomfortable, it certainly made all the difference having you for the afternoon, and it is grand having the front hedge tidied up.

I planted out the Siberian wallflowers after Frances was in bed, & hope to do some more gardening this afternoon.
I had a letter from Bunty this morning saying she had managed to get herself another electric kettle and wants us to keep the one she lent us for a present. This is very kind of her, and altho’ [sic] it isnt [sic] actually the right voltage for this district it is distinctly better

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than nothing. So I shall write and thank her kindly. She also suggested again that we should meet you there for a weekend. How about it? It would be rather nice wouldn’t it. Shall we try & do it the weekend after next? There isn’t time to arrange it for next weekend now, I think.

By the way one thing I have been wanting for a long time is a coffee percolator, so if you see one in the course of snooping around Loughborough, remember me! I shall be interested to hear if the bronze & brass fender is the right size.

The enclosed poem was in yesterdays Observer, I thought it was rather lovely.

I’m longing for next weekend already!

All my love darling Ursula



Ursula Valentine, “Letter to John Valentine from his wife Ursula,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed September 26, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/20500.

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