Letter to John Valentine from his wife Ursula



Letter to John Valentine from his wife Ursula


Writes that she is sending cuttings from the Times. Describes her daily activities and that she has caught a cold and had breakfast in bed. Mentions preparations for new year's eve and that she will travel back home on following Tuesday. Writes of future plans and hopes that her cold will not spoil his sick leave at home. Concludes with plans to see Peter Pan pantomime.



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Four page handwritten letter


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Little Close Sunday 30/12/45
Darling Johnnie, I am sending you some cuttings from the Times about compensation & betterment, in case they might enlighten you on this knotty problem I wondered if you might come up against later in your work. We have had more glorious sunshine down here, but I feel as tho' I've caught another beastly cold, so I was allowed to have my breakfast in bed. Afterwards we went for a walk on the other side of the
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estuary & John Winter came to meet us (or rather Ba). This afternoon he has taken her out in his car, & they & the rest of the Winters are coming back here to tea. Tomorrow he drives her to Newton Abbot for a fitting at the tailors & in the evening to the New Year's Eve dance at Thurlestone. He really does seem keen. I don't know that he's good enough for Ba in every way, but he's a very sound chap & I should think they'd be very happy. Let's hope something
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comes of it.
Unless I hear anything from you to the contrary, Frances & I will go home on Tuesday with Ba. I do so hope you'll be home a day or two later, Johnny, I wonder what the chances are. You simply must be home for the weekend anyway. Tell Matron I said so!
Mother has been urging me to take some Serocalein to stop these perpetual colds, & I really think it would be worth a trial bottle.
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I don't want another cold like the last, which cast a gloom over your 6 weeks home, to come & spoil your sick leave too. By the way I asked Ba, before we both came down here, to try to get us tickets for Peter Pan which is now on in London & she got Peggy Goddend to do it for us so we now have 3 stalls (9/- each!) for the matinee on Jan 16th. I haven't told Frances yet, but feel sure she'll be thrilled by it.
I long so much to be with you again, darling, I haven't enjoyed this Xmas a bit without you. Hurry home so that we can live happily ever after. Yours always, Ursula



Ursula Valentine, “Letter to John Valentine from his wife Ursula,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed July 22, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/20595.

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