Letter to Effie from Hugh

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Title

Letter to Effie from Hugh

Description

An envelope addressed to Mrs D Atkinson, Flipborough [sic], Scunthorpe, Lincs from 4.12167 Gnr Horton H R. Envelope marked 'passed by censor' and CAAF. Inside is a letter to Effie thanking her for cans of sugar and milk, but asking for saccharine tablets if she can get them and writing paper. The letter is addressed from Holland. He remarks that the weather is very cold but that it suits the Canadians.

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Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1944-12-28

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Format

One handwritten envelope and three page letter

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Identifier

EHortonHRAtkinsonD441228-0001,
EHortonHRAtkinsonD441228-0002,
EHortonHRAtkinsonD441228-0003,
EHortonHRAtkinsonD441228-0004,
EHortonHRAtkinsonD441228-0005

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Transcription

C.A.A.F.
[postmark]
Mrs D. Atkinson
Flixborough
Scunthorpe
[underlined] Lincs. [/underlined]
[censor stamp]
[page break]
H12167. Gnr. Horton. H.R.
[page break]
Holland. Dec. 28th 1944.
Dear Effie.
Just a line of thanks for the grand parcel I received from you a couple of days ago. The boys were certainly pleased to see the two cans of sugar and the can of milk. We were just discussing to-night and decided we would all write to England and ask for some sacharine [sic] tablets. They are much better than
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II
sugar. They are much easier to carry around and take the place of sugar. Don’t think Im [sic] telling you sugar isn’t worth sending, but Im [sic] thinking we might be running you short. So if you could get hold of a few tablets of saccharine it would help a lot and a little writing paper would help it is getting very hard to get hold of around here.
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III
I suppose you are wondering how we are standing the cold weather. Boy and let me tell you its really cold frozen up very hard but its much better than mud for Canadians anyway they like cold weather. Well Effie I hope you had a nice Xmas. And I wish you all the best for the new year. We had a grand Xmas dinner ourselves.
Well Cheerio for now.
Best of Love to you all. Hugh.

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Citation

Hugh Horton, “Letter to Effie from Hugh,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed July 31, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/22150.

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