Letter from Donald Baker to Harry Baker

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Title

Letter from Donald Baker to Harry Baker

Description

Congratulates him on second addition to family and catches up with other family news. Speculates about future tobacco prices and mention getting some beef cattle after the war using money he has saved up. Concludes with mention of playing cricket.

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IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1944-06-26

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Format

Handwritten prisoner of war letter form

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SBakerDA19210428v20151

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Transcription

[underlined] Kriegsgefangenenpost [/underlined]
[inserted] MIT LUFTPOST AB KAIRO [/inserted]
[ink stamp]
[date stamp]
An MR. HARRY BAKER
[two ink stamps]
Emfangsort: CHARLTON
Strasse: INYAZURA
Kreis: SOUTHERN RHODESIA
Land: SOUTH AFRICA.
[underlined] Gebührenfrei! [/underlined]
Absender:
Vor- und Zuname: F/LT DONALD A. BAKER
Gefangenennummer: 665
Lager-Bezeichnung: M.-Stammlager Luft 3
[underlined] Deutschland (Allemagne) [/underlined]
[page break]
25th JULY 1944
My Dear Harry, Congratulations to you and Betty on the second addition to the family. Lets hope Betty and the babe are quite fit. I expect you are both wanting a girl this time. Mother tells me Donald John is reaching the mischievous age so I bet you are both having a fine time looking after him. By the way are you going to call him that always. It must be quite a picnic at home when all the family is there what with eight young kids tearing around the place I expect I shant be able recognise any of the nieces and nephews. Its pretty good to hear that youre [sic] getting such good tobacco prices. Do you think these good prices will hold after the war Ive [sic] been thinking of getting you to buy a few beef cattle for me for after the war, as it seems theres [sic] bound to be a good export market for beef. However write and tell me what you think as theres [sic] my cash saving up in England & not being used. Perhaps we shall be out before you can write, but if not I should like to hear what you think. Were playing a spot of cricket. My batting is right off but usually get a few wickets for our “club”. Cheerio “bactie”, heres [sic] to the skin off your nose. Best wishes & love from Donald

Citation

D A Baker, “Letter from Donald Baker to Harry Baker,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed April 12, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/25735.

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