Letter to Douglas Hudson from his parents



Letter to Douglas Hudson from his parents


Writes about correspondence with cable company options for payments and pre-pay for reply from him. Writes of local countryside and weather. Mentions books she is reading and that she has not had replies to last two cables. Delay might have been caused by situation in Libya. Catches up with family news.




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Two page handwritten letter and envelope


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Prisoners of War Post
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755052 Sgt. J. D. Hudson
Interned British Airman
Camp Militaire
Afrique du Nord
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Mrs Hudson
191 Halifax Road
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191 Halifax Road
Nelson. Lancs.
Thurs. 25/6/42
My dear Douglas.
I have just been writing to Kenneth, who will be 18 tomorrow. I have sent him the usual postal order with our very best wishes & also our Thanks to them all for the cable on May 21st. I conclude one of the three came from there. About a month ago I had a letter from Cable & Wireless Ltd. Manchester asking if I were prepared to accept cables from Hudson British Internment Camp Laghouat [deleted] & they [/deleted] “Receiver to pay” & they would submit the account monthly. I took the letter to G.P.O. Nelson (who send all the cables for me) & they did not understand it. On June 22nd I had another letter, registered this time, making the same suggestion so I just replied that I did not think the amount of business involved justified a monthly account but mentioned that I expected to be in M.c.r. one day next week & would call to speak to them about it. So you will understand if the cables arrive for you with instructions to send reply “receiver to pay” & I will let you know if the new mode of procedure becomes operative. Well love this is a grand day bright & clear & the countryside looks beautiful.
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I noticed a field of newly cut hay away there on the hill-side. Although it is very bright & fine there is a cool fresh breeze which makes conditions very pleasant. It will be nice if the fine weather continues for the holiday next week. No doubt we shall spend most of the time sitting in the garden. The last book I mentioned The Woman at the Door wasn’t up to Warwick Deeping’s usual standard – very light & improbable. Real holiday reading. This morning I have been into town & brought back “Martin Eden” by Jack London & “A Blunt Instrument” by Georgette Heyer. Have you read either of them? Nice light stuff for holiday time!! Well love I am awaiting replies to two cables June 6th & 20th. No doubt the unheaval [sic] in Libya will need all available telegraphic controls. At any rate I am hoping that no news is good news. I haven’t any more photos to send you, love. As I told you on the last ones 3 of the films were used for family groups of Chester’s & I did not think you would be interested tho’ Mr Chester is very much like Grandad both in looks & ways. Now I will go to the post with Kenneth’s letter. I want him to have it in time for his birthday. So Goodbye love once again. Always all our love & thoughts & prayers from
Mother & Dad
755052 Hudson
Camp Militaire
Laghouat Algerie



P Hudson, “Letter to Douglas Hudson from his parents,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed March 4, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/23701.

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