Letter to John Valentine from his wife Ursula



Letter to John Valentine from his wife Ursula


Writes of daily activities including problems with preserved plums. Mentions SSAFA business and other activities. Complain about state of waterproofing of house.



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Two page handwritten letter


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Tuesday Oct 23 Felmersham
Darling Johnnie, It is now 11.5pm, so I'm afraid this may not be a very long letter. Anyway there's nothing spectacular to report. I tried out the larder this morning & found that some of my plums preserved in Campden solution had made themselves elaborate flannel nightcaps. So I had to redo the jars. I think I've caught them in time, but we must use them soon.
P.M. I went to Little Chalfont on SSAFA business & this evening I practised for an hour & since have been mending & knitting. I'm looking forward to getting a letter from you tomorrow, nothing much else seems to come by post. Its simply pouring with rain now, beating against the back of the house – I do wish Hatchett had done that waterproofing job. I must try again to get hold of him. Must go to bed now, simply dog-tired. All my love darling, till Friday Ursula
PS Old Wallace wants me – us – to go to a Liberal meeting in the Village Hall at 8 pm on Friday, will you be home? I think not



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/20510.

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