Letter from Douglas Hudson to his parents



Letter from Douglas Hudson to his parents


Letter number 27. Starting letter which he would finish next day. Retrieved his suitcase and brought it back on his bicycle. Mentions course in his future and that leave has been altered again. Question of which would come first, leave or finishing. Finishes letter later after having been on duty.




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Two page handwritten letter and envelope


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Mr. & Mrs. H. E. Hudson.
191. Halifax Road,
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Letter [underlined] No. 27 [/underlined]
My Dear Mother & Dad
The evening of a fine day after rather a lapse yesterday, & I am beginning a short letter to you which I shall finish off tomorrow.
There was no news from you today but I went to the Rly. Stn yesterday afternoon to enquire about my case. It was there all right, but they obviously had no intention of delivering it. Being light in weight I had no difficulty in bringing it back on my bicycle after an argument with them repayment. They seemed to think I had something to pay, but I settled that all right. Are they dim? Thank you so much for sending it. It will be very useful soon.
There are already movements a foot re my future & I think that Chappie will go with me on a short course. Maybe back to the place I left last
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December. However at the moment it is rather obscure.
Our leave has been altered again, & we are now due to go on June 14th. It is a question of which will come first, the leave, or our finishing. If we push for it we shall get ten days. If not we shall get the usual 6 days on June 14th onwards & probably ten days after, so it may pay not to finish first. Is that complicated, I hope it is understandable.
Thursday 2.15 pm.
I am finishing this off after just getting up as I was on duty last night, & I hope it will catch today’s post so that you will receive it in the morning. There is no letter from you again today.
Cheerio for now, all my love & best wishes as ever.
I & the boys & Rooster are all O.K.



J D Hudson, “Letter from Douglas Hudson to his parents ,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed April 15, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/23018.

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