Letter to Douglas Hudson in Le Kef

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Title

Letter to Douglas Hudson in Le Kef

Description

From aunt Dorothy writes that she is delighted to know he is safe and well and recounts her activities over Christmas. Speculates about fruit in his location and compares it to prices at home. Hopes he will be released soon.

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1941-02-26
1940-12-27

Contributor

Jan Morgan

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Format

Two page handwritten letter and envelope

Language

Identifier

E[Author]DHudsonJD401227

Temporal Coverage

Transcription

[front of envelope]
[postmark]
[Two postage stamps]
J.D. HUDSON (SGT CHEF)
CAMP DE SE JOUR SUIRVEILL
S COUVERT COMMANDANT DARMES
LE KEF
NORD[underlined] AFRIQUE TUNISIE [/underlined]
[ink stamp]
[/front of envelope]
[page break]
[reverse of envelope]
26-2-41
[three ink stamps]
FROM AUNTY DOROTHY
[/reverse of envelope]
[page break]
21 Thornhill Street
Calverley
Dec 27 -40
Dear Douglas
Just a few lines to let you know we haven’t forgotten you. I have been going to write to you for weeks but as you know letter writing is not one of my strong points. Well we were delighted to hear you were safe & well, we spent some very anxious weeks after we heard you were missing & I can assure you it was a great relief when the news came through. Christmas is over once more & you have been very much in our thoughts. [undecipherable word] & I went to Hill Côte for the day & as we sat round we wondered what you were doing.
It looks as if we shall have to give you your Christmas box when you get home. (O let it be soon] I wrote
[page break]
to mother to see if there was anything you specially wanted & she wrote back & said there wasn’t so we shall have to wait until you get home. I expect there will be plenty then.
Fancy tomatoes 1d Ib the last I saw here were 2/- you made my mouth water when you told about peaches I am very fond of them but I am afraid it doesn’t [undecipherable word] to use them these days.
I am pleased to say Grandpa is very nicely & yours truly is very well, hope you are the same
We shall look forward to seeing you & hope it won’t be very long it seems ages since we did see you.
Love from us both
Auntie Dorothy

Collection

Citation

“Letter to Douglas Hudson in Le Kef,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed January 27, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/22421.

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