Letter to Daphne from Hugh Jones



Letter to Daphne from Hugh Jones


Hugh congratulates Daphne on the arrival of her baby.




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1866363. F/Sgt., Jones H.B,
Sgts’ Mess,
R.A.F. Snaith,
10th December
Dear Daphne,
I was very glad to read the good news in Mothers letter which arrived yesterday.
I imagine from the time which she was born that you were going across to the home in the early hours of the morning, but still you have bags of compensation for it 7 lbs 14 ozs of it in fact, I hope that you are getting [inserted] on [/inserted] allright, [sic] I don’t know but I suppose that
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you should be back out again in time to enjoy a Christmas dinner, one thing though I do think you might have been a little more considerate, I mean to say, fancy having to go through [inserted] life [/inserted] having your birthday as close to Christmas as all that!, anyway as R.A.F. slang goes, it was a darned good show.
From Mothers description of her I should imagine that she will show off the new pram to the best advantage, dark hair like your own & blue eyes, & a cry with plenty of go in it, I bet old Kip is pleased
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I suppose there is no chance of him getting home for a spot of leave is there? I hope that there is.
Well Daphne I will finish hoping that you are feeling O.K., now & that baby gets along well, she certainly seems to have started off on the right foot.
Best of luck, to both of you,
Affectionaly, [sic]
On reading this through I find that it reads rather badly in parts, if it strikes you that make allowances when you have considered who wrote it.
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Mrs. D. B. Godfrey.



Hugh Jones, “Letter to Daphne from Hugh Jones,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed August 16, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/27146.

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