Letter from Donald Baker to his mother

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Title

Letter from Donald Baker to his mother

Description

Writes that no letters had arrived and wondered what she thought about him taking up farming after the war. Writes of potential future plans. Is keeping well and parcels arriving regularly. Catches up with family news.

Creator

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1942-08-29

Contributor

Tricia Marshall

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Format

Handwritten prisoner of war letter form

Language

Identifier

SBakerDA19210428v20094

Temporal Coverage

Transcription

[five ink stamps]
[postmark]
[underlined] MIT LUFTPOST AB KAIRO. [/underlined]
[underlined] Kriegsgefangenenpost [/underlined]
MRS. C. BAKER
CHARLTON
INYAZURA
S. RHODESIA
S. AFRICA
[postmark]
Absender:
Vor und Zuname: DONALD ARTHUR BAKER
Gefangenennummer: 665
Lager-Bezeichnung: M.-Stammlager Luft 3
Deutschland (Allemagne)
[page break]
29.8.42
My Dearest Mother, No mail from you since last I wrote but can’t really grumble as have had nearly all of them up to date. What do you think of the prospect for me farming after the war. I should have saved up some cash by that time as am getting paid all this time by the R.A.F. I figure I could do a couple of years apprenticeship under Harry first and then strike out myself. It is so difficult here to make up ones mind as we seem to be so out of touch and any information takes so long to come. However can you please write & tell me what you think or ask Dad or Harry to do so. Have mentioned this before but am doing so again in case you don’t get my other letters. Am keeping very well & parcels are coming through regularly. Expect Harry will be a father when you get this. I hope everything is fine and that the baby & Betty are O.K. No likelihood of the Baker clan becoming extinct is there. I trust you & Dad are bearing up & that the rest of the family is fine. Playing Cricket quite well it has been awfully hot recently. Please thank Mrs Parker for her P.C. Anthony is not here yet. Well Cheerhio [sic] dear Mother. Keep Smiling. Much love & best wishes from your loving son
Donald

Citation

D A Baker, “Letter from Donald Baker to his mother ,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed January 25, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/25658.

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