Letter from Reginald Weeden to his mother

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Title

Letter from Reginald Weeden to his mother

Description

Reports receiving a large amount of mail from family and friends. Writes he is having the time of his life and describes events surrounding his 21st birthday with visit to Montreal. Says he should be off to navigator school shortly. Compares speed of different types of mail.

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Date

1943-05-04

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Format

One page handwritten airgram

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Identifier

EWeedenRCCartwrightI430504

Transcription

MRS. I. CARTWRIGHT
416 COWLEY ROAD
OXFORD
ENGLAND

884258

1602823 LAC. WEEDEN R.C.
NO: 5 MANNING DEPOT
LACHINE
QUEBEC
CANADA

4-5-43

My dear Mum,

Received an enormous mail today, your air mail letter, Bills, and two from Dennis besides a further eight from my friends at home, so I have plenty to reply to. You can gather from the address that I am now at Lachine and am having the time of my life. I had a most marvelous [sic] 21st birthday considering I was not at home, starting it on May 1st, Saturday evening as this is the most liveliest day. There was eight all told in the party and we all went into Montreal visiting all the exciting places, and what food, steaks, half chickens each, and we managed to get a few bananas. Oh! boy were these good, so I have been pretty fortuneate [sic] to be here for the occasion. I should be off to Navigators School within a fortnight and will be there until the end of the course about 22 weeks so if everything comes off well I am hoping to spend Christmas with you. For your information the air mail letters are the best and arrive just a little after the airgraph, actually the ordinary mail is just as quick perhaps a day or so in it. Please excuse this airgraph for about 50 percent of the people here are French but all manage to speak a broken English. Well theres [sic] not much room left so will close now, I shall be writing to Dennis and Bill shortly.

All my love
Reg xxxxxx

To Evelyn
xxxxxxx

Citation

R C Weeden, “Letter from Reginald Weeden to his mother,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed April 15, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/33585.

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