Letter to John Valentine from his wife Ursula



Letter to John Valentine from his wife Ursula


Writes apologising for not writing but had been busy spring cleaning. mentions taking daughter to clinic and other activities. Thanks him for post card and letter and glad he is getting in some tennis. Illustration of man with basket on head at top and men by castle wall at bottom.



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Lido, Thursday May 7th
My dearest Johnnie, I'm afraid I've been very bad in not writing to you yesterday. I had a hectic day spring-cleaning the dining room. I washed the walls while Florence did the floor. I carted all the books & the carpet out into the garden & afterwards carried them all in again. In the afternoon I had to take Frances up to the Clinic for her second dose in the anti-diphtheria treatment, & afterwards went to tea with Mrs Hazard, so that I didn't get all the books back on to their shelves again till about 7.30! this afternoon we have been basking in the garden again & Frances has had a glorious time with a bowl full of water on the lawn, in which she had her rubber fish, a cotton reel, wooden spoon & various sorbo balls. I've got considerably damp, as you can imagine, so I took her clothes off & let her have a sunbath for 15 minutes in her birthday suit & sunbonnet. She did look adorable!
Thanks for your most welcome P.C. received yesterday, & a letter today. I'm so glad you are to play tennis, & hope you can get some practice so that you will be on form. I must pop down to post now or I shall miss it. All my love to you, dearest, & good luck! Yours always, Ursula



Ursula Valentine, “Letter to John Valentine from his wife Ursula,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed March 30, 2023, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/20627.

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