Letter to John Valentine from his wife Ursula



Letter to John Valentine from his wife Ursula


Hopes he got back into camp safely and that he caught all his trains okay. Mentions it was raining but it was lovely to have him home for 24 hours. Illustration of fisherman at top and palm trees at bottom.



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Lido Monday 10 Nov.
My darling Johnnie, I do so hope you got back to camp safely. I've been thinking about you anxiously all the time – at 11.30 pm.last night hoping you'd reached Paddington; at 6 am. hoping your train would leave to time, at 7 am. hoping you'd safely caught the camp bus or otherwise smuggled yourself in. I do hope you'll let me know as soon as poss how it all went, & whether the night at Banbury was too awful. Needless to say there's not much to report here. It's pouring with rain this morning, not much of a washing-day. It was so lovely to have you home for 24 hours, it always seems twice as long & as important as any ordinary twenty four hours, because nearly every minute is full of active enjoyment of your company.
Goodbye now darling, good luck & I do hope I'll see you soon again, all my love, Ursula



Ursula Valentine, “Letter to John Valentine from his wife Ursula,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed May 17, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/20626.

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