Letter from Douglas Hudson to his parents

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Title

Letter from Douglas Hudson to his parents

Description

Letter number 19. Thanks them for letter and discusses problems with his watch glass. Writes about condition of his laundry which had been returned. Thanks them for offering to send money but he could manage OK. It was not unusual for the Air Ministry to be slow in arranging pay. Continues letter later after being on duty.

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Date

1944-04-21

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Format

Two page handwritten letter and envelope

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

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EHudsonJDHudsonP-HE440421

Transcription

19
[postmark]
[postage stamp]
Mr. & Mrs. H. E. Hudson.
191. Halifax Road.
Nelson.
Lancashire.
[page break]
Gone to ring up Alice.
[page break]
Letter [underlined] No. 19 [/underlined]
Thursday. 5.30 pm.
My Dear Mother & Dad,
Thank you for your Wednesday’s letter which arrived this afternoon. Thank you also for arranging about my watch glass. It doesn’t matter about its being unbreakable, in fact it may be advantageous, because I have broken the previous two glasses very quickly. The shoe situation isn’t serious, but it will be very useful to have the old ones repaired. I am not in a hurry for them.
My laundry came back today. The socks are like this [drawing], & they were like this [drawing] when sent. The towel looks as though a
[page break]
steam roller has been over it, & my new underpants’ elastic is torn to ribbons. Unfortunately I sent a second lot off yesterday before these were returned, but it would be wastage to continue like this.
Thank you very much for offering to send money. I can manage quite O.K. until I come home. Apparently it is quite usual for A. M. to be slow in arranging about pay.
I am continuing & finishing my letter now, ie, ab. 5.45 am. Friday. I have been on duty & I want to post this before I go to bed so you will get it on Saturday. Will you please ‘phone Alice? All the boys are well & [underlined] I [/underlined] send all my love & best wishes.
Douglas.

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Citation

J D Hudson, “Letter from Douglas Hudson to his parents,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed October 24, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/22986.

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