Letter from Herbert Adams to his mother

EAdamsHGAdamsBHB[Mo]440114.pdf

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Letter from Herbert Adams to his mother

Description

Describes in broad terms his journey across the United States following his group being reassigned to England whilst on-route to Canada, and that he has received aerograph letters from “Betty”.
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1944-01-14

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One page handwritten letter

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EAdamsHGAdamsBHB[Mo]440114

Transcription

354636
To:- MRS BRUCE ADAMS,
“SPRINGFIELD”,
MENDOORAN. NSW.
AUSTRALIA.
[date stamp 17 JAN 1944]
Sender’s Address 424504 Sgt Adams HG. RAAF. AUSPO. Kodak House, Kingsway. London.
14/1/44.
No. [circled 1]
Dear Mum & Family,
I got my first Airgraph letters today from Betty. As you know now we didnt [sic] go to Canada at all, but were [deleted] redicte [/deleted] redirected to England when we hit America. Had a marvellous time there for about a fortnight altogether including Xmas dinner. The people were absolutely wonderful to us & made us right at home & welcome everywhere. The trip was quiet & uneventful & very 500ish all the time. Have sent Betty the new address by cable so you can write direct now.
Saw lots of snow coming across America but no White Xmas in New York. Lot of the boys caught colds there but I was lucky – haven’t had one since Coota.
I guess there isn’t very much to write about each time unless I wrote a bookfull [sic] & thats [sic] impractical so I’ll concentrate on writing often. I’m very well & happy & we’re having a pretty easy time of it where we are getting settled in. Playing hockey to-morrow & probably going on leave next week & will have tennis (the racket survived the trip). Love to everyone at home.
Writing again very soon. Bert XXXX

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H G Adams, “Letter from Herbert Adams to his mother,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed June 17, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/27239.

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