Letter to John Valentine from the Reverend R W F Cowdry

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Letter to John Valentine from the Reverend R W F Cowdry

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Explains three religious books that he has sent to John Valentine. Catches up with family news.

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1942-05-28

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Two page typewritten letter

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IBCC Digital Archive

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THE REVEREND R.W.F. COWDRY.
16 LEE ROAD.
PERIVALE.
GREENFORD.
MIDDLESEX.
28th May, 1942.
My dear John,
Herewith three wee books which may be of use to you. The little red chap is a children’s book which explains things quite simply; the blue book is so slight that it will take you no time to find your way about it; the green book contains an excellent scheme of prayers, but is rather exhaustive; however, pages 13 - 21, 108 - 124, and 133 -140, my be useful. The “Office of Spiritual Communion” is alto-gether too long in your circumstances. The blue book, page 25, contains an act of spiritual commun-ion more suited to these busy days. I know that you are frantically busy, but if you do have time to peruse these books, and find in them things which present difficulties, do jot them down on a scrap of paper and let me have it; or if you want to talk about them, I would willingly spend a Monday in Lin-coln if you could get off for an hour or so. This may sound presumptious. [sic] It isn’t meant to be so. I know only too well my incompetence as an instructor, but I do also know that you have been unduly rushed into confirmation, however good your intention and that of the padre might have been. We cannot expect to understand fully all the mysteries of the Christian Religion, but an appreciation of the elements of the Faith we can grasp in a fairly short time once we accept Jesus Christ as our Friend and Saviour.
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Barbara has sent me my photographs, and a grand one of you. It was awfully good of her to go to so much trouble.
I’ve just been on the ‘phone to Ursula to get your number, and she tells me they are all going away for the week-end. I hope the weather will be kinder to her this weekend than it was to us last. 31 of us went for a hike on Whitmonday, and got soaked. Quite fun if you like that sort of thing!
Don’t trouble to acknowledge this and the books. If you have time in a few weeks to drop a line, please do.
Best of good wishes,
Ever yours,
[underlined] Roy [/underlined]

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R W F Cowdry, “Letter to John Valentine from the Reverend R W F Cowdry,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed October 19, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/22275.

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