Letter from Douglas Hudson to his parents



Letter from Douglas Hudson to his parents


Short note to say he is OK and thanks them for letter and parcels. Has temporary pen and hoping to get a better one. Mentions photographic enlargements. Continues letter when less busy. Catches up with family news and mentions upcoming leave when he wants to spend as much time at home as possible. Concludes with more family news and gossip.




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Four page handwritten letter and envelope


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No. 2
[postage stamp]
Mr. & Mrs. H. E. Hudson.
191, Halifax Road.
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[underlined] Letter 2 [/underlined]
[underlined] Friday 10 am [/underlined]
My Dear Mother & Dad,
This is my second short note to say I am O.K. & to thank you for your letter & regd parcels etc. which have arrived but which I have not had chance to collect yet.
Will you please excuse a short note as I am very busy. Thank you also for promising to send my bicycle pump which I expect will be here either today, or tomorrow.
Alice sent me an old Woolworth’s fountain pen
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but I have not been able to get it filled yet. It is supposed to be a temporary measure, & I am hoping sometime to be able to get a better one.
I am eagerly awaiting the 26th & my leave & shall be glad when the day dawns.
I will say au revoir for now, & assure you I am keeping really fit & am thriving on this life.
All my love thoughts & best wishes.
P.S. I will arrange about the photo enlargement when I am on leave.
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I find I can now add a little to my former scribbled note, as I am not quite as busy now. I was very glad Mother received a good birthday mail, my thoughts were with her all day long. Did my separate birthday letter arrive on the 19th I hope so, because it was posted on the 18th afternoon.
A letter from Alice says she would love to come on Friday [inserted] night [/inserted] (a week today) until Sunday [inserted] afternoon [/inserted] & I am glad this will be O.K. You see I don’t want to spend my leave, or part of it, away from home, I want us all to spend as much time
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together as possible. I trust Dad’s cold wont mature & that we shall be all on top line next week. These last days drag terribly, I almost wish I could put the days forward
I nearly forgot to tell you I met Uncle Fred’s old friend yesterday, he is getting to look very ill, I don’t think he will last much longer. I spent about ten minutes with him & noticed he was almost a complete invalid.
I don’t think I have any more news at the moment. Must drop a short note to Alice.
All my love again.



J D Hudson, “Letter from Douglas Hudson to his parents,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed September 29, 2023, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/22944.

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