Letter to Douglas Hudson in Le Kef

E[Author]EHudsonJD401128.pdf

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Letter to Douglas Hudson in Le Kef

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From auntie Gladys and written by cousin Eileen. Relieved that he was safe and well. Writes of her and family activities and news as well. Mentions visit to Edinburgh while on leave and comments that grandfather is looking old.

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IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1040-11-28

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Four page handwritten letter and envelope

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E[Author]EHudsonJD401128

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[envelope front]
J. D. HUDSON, SGT… CHEF
(CAMP DE SEJOUR SURVEILLE).
S/COUVERT COMMANDANT D’ARMES,
LE KEF,
TUNISIE
NORD AFRIQUE.
[/envelope front]

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[envelope reverse]
[underlined] 24-12-40 [/underlined]
106, Thornhill Street,
Caluerley,
Nr. Leeds.

Postmark

From: Aunty Gladys & cousin Eileen

OPENED BY CENSOR

[page break]

Hill Cote[?],
Calverley.
28th Nov. 1940.

Dear Douglas.

We were all so relieved to hear that you were safe and well, and now that we have your address I thought I would just drop a line and wish you ‘all the best’ for Christmas and the New Year, to let you know you are not forgotten. Goodness knows when you will receive this letter – if ever it does reach you! I should have got it off before this, but somehow time flies.

Mother has just

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come home after spending a fortnight with Mollie & Kenneth in Edinburgh. Did you know I was going to be an “Auntie”? “Sandy” is expected to arrive round about your Mother’s birthday! Mollie is keeping quite well - & so is Kenneth. I had 12 days leave in September & spent 5 of them in Edinburgh, it was a lovely change from my job. I have never been before. I think it is a wonderful City. I was, in fact, there when the news came that you were safe. Mollie & T did a “war dance” round the hall.

I think all our folks

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3.
are well – Grandpa gets to look a very old man, but it is only to be expected. He is just as happy a soul [indecipherable letter] as ever!! Only more so – I think.

When I set off on duty this morning I thought of you in a nice warm spot & tried to keep myself warm with the thought. Am thinking of inventing a sort of muff for noses. Mine seems to catch all the elements of the weather.

Well Doug. I don’t know what else to say to you, as I want you, if possible, to receive this letter without delay. So I will stop now.

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4.
I understand there isn’t anything you want sending, but if there should be don’t hesitate to let us (any of us) know.

With all good wishes from us all.

Love.
Eileen.

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Citation

“Letter to Douglas Hudson in Le Kef,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed June 20, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/22431.

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