Letter to John Valentine from his wife Ursula



Letter to John Valentine from his wife Ursula


Writes that daughter has started school and she has done the washing and plans to go collecting blackberries that afternoon. Mentions SSAFA mail and plans for future activities.



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Two page handwritten letter


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Tuesday 25/9.
Darling Johnnie,
I am looking forward to hearing [deleted] you [/deleted] how you survived your early morning start on Monday. I went back to bed again and slept till 8 am!
Since writing to you last night things here have gone according to plan, ie Frances started school this morning, and I did the washing and have got it all dry too, its such a glorious day of wind and sun. We’ve decided to go out for a walk this afternoon to look for blackberries and wood
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- there should be quite a bit of the latter after this high wind. There was no post at all this morning – at least that means a rest from SSAFA work. I want to get cracking on some winter dressmaking next, & when I’m all set I hope Jean will lend me her machine. I’m sorry about Bunty’s old one, but if it means that in the end we shall be able to get the very latest model with all gadgets, it’ll be worth waiting for. Meantime I stitch away by hand.
Lots of love from us both to you, darling This week will soon go & you’ll be home with us again, Yours always 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/20504.

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