Letter from Douglas Hudson to his parents



Letter from Douglas Hudson to his parents


Letter number 24. Reports that the boys are all OK. Thanks them for his birthday parcel. Catches up with news and mentions letter from Moss Bros with bill for uniform. Comments on weather and that his last nights effort had gone up on the board. Says he will take in a film and go to bed early.




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Two page handwritten letter and envelope


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[postage stamp]
Mr. & Mrs. H. E. Hudson.
191. Halifax Road.
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[underlined] Letter No. 24 [/underlined]
Tuesday. 2 pm
My Dear Mother & Dad,
I don’t think I shall be in time to catch the afternoon post here so I shall probably have to go to town & put it in there.
It was later when I got to bed this morning & I have only just had lunch. Again I am able to tell you that I & the boys are all OK.
Your birthday parcel arrived yesterday & I do wish to thank you for the enclosed gifts. I gave Hammy the cigars & he was very delighted & wishes me to express his thanks. He has already smoked his first & helped me with the cigarettes which are excellent. I sent off a small registered parcel to you yesterday afternoon as well. Keep the towels & use them, I don’t think I need them.
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The letter you enclosed [inserted] was [/inserted] from Moss Bros. A receipt for the bill for my uniform etc.
No, I gather that Kenneth is still in the army, but is stationed at St. Annes.
The weather has improved again & this afternoon is really lovely & much warmer. I didn’t get chance to appreciate the morning. I believe my last night’s effort has gone up on the board again. In fact I am almost inclined to go up & see it. I shouldn’t be surprised considering - !!
I think tonight I shall go & see a flick & go to bed early, for a change.
Cheerio now, all my love & best wishes as ever.
P.S. Could you send the expanding case along? I havent [sic] enough room for all my things if I had to move.



J D Hudson, “Letter from Douglas Hudson to his parents,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed March 4, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/23015.

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