Letter from Alan Green to his parents



Letter from Alan Green to his parents


Alan writes that mail is coming through from his parents. He asks after Basil and states he is keeping fit, physically and mentally.




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One handwritten envelope and letter


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[underlined] Kriegsgefangenenpost [/underlined]

[inserted] Written 14.10.42 [/inserted]

[inserted] OPENED BY EXAMINER 9179 [/inserted]

Mr & Mrs W.H. Green
Firs Estate
Kenilworth Rd

[sender] F/O Green

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Oct 14th

My Dear Folks

I must apologise for not having written for so long, but this is due to “circumstances beyond my control” - you will just have to “lump it” until this mail question is cleared up. Your mail is coming through reasonably well now, your last letter being one posted on Sept 26th. I have also received two letters from Gwen, for which I send many thanks.

It would almost seem from your mail that the Gwen John episode is a foregone conclusion! I have received mail from Mary & June, but after your news (especially of June Pearson – I don't take you literally!) shall take care to be more cautious, or I shall be prematurely embroiled.

I am pleased to hear that Basil has bone into the mountains. It was a peculiar coincidence that I was in the middle of a book on this range when I received your news. It must also have been wonderful for Basil & Don to meet, I only wish I could have attended the “binge”, which would inevitably ensue.

You seem to be having plenty of trouble housing my car, collecting my personal belongings etc, but it is quite a relief to know that you now have everything of importance. I understand that the business is going well, but hope that Pa is taking things more easily. By the way, I wholeheartedly agree that my salary should be raised (Give the auditors a drink on me!)

Things here are just the same as before. I am perfectly fit, and have played a game or two of rugger lately. I am also giving my brain exercise by taking calculus, trig, statics & dynamics, and reading plenty of constructive literature pending the books coming from the society. I realise that this is essential, as my brain is going to have much to do after this business.

Sorry I can't write more, but – well I can't.
My love to [underlined] all [/underlined]my friends & the staff.
Your Loving Son Alan



Alan Green, “Letter from Alan Green to his parents,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed December 4, 2023, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/28167.

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