Letter to John Valentine from his wife Ursula



Letter to John Valentine from his wife Ursula


Recounts her journey home from visiting him. Mentions daughter writing letter to him and writes of evening activities. Hopes it will not be long before he is home again.



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Two page handwritten letter


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Felmersham Dec 10th
Darling Johnnie, Frances & I caught a bus immediately after leaving you, in fact we had to run for it, so I didn't bother about the book token. We got home in good time, & have had a busy evening. Frances wrote a letter before bed & suggested off her own bat that she should write to you tomorrow. Since her retiral I have done half the washing, all the mending & written a couple of letters, & hope to retire soon. The kitchen is so warm it should dry the washing better than these damp cold days outside.
It seems awfully lonely here without you, darling, & I haven't had my 9 pm tea yet, altho' its now 10.45, since there's no one to get it!! I'll have to do it myself, I can see. However, I'm hoping it won't be long till you're home again, for good I hope. I'm afraid you may have been delayed by fog this evening, it said on the wireless that it was bad in the Midlands, I hope you arrived in time to get a bunk, anyway. All my love to you, my dearest husband, come safely home to me soon, 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/20511.

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