Letter from Reginald Weeden to Bill Cartwright

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Letter from Reginald Weeden to Bill Cartwright

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Writes that he had been so busy he had little time to write letters and catch up with all his mail. Asks after Bill's work and comments on petrol rationing in Canada. Mentions although it was expensive to travel by train but he was seeing plenty of the country. Talks about the length of his course and he would not get much opportunity to see more of the country. mentions 48 hour pass and spending time in Toronto, mentions that there was no shortage of clothes and no rationing of them.

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1943-05-25

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One page handwritten airgram

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IBCC Digital Archive

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EWeedenRCCartwrightWA430525

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MR. W.A. CARTWRIGHT
416 COWLEY ROAD
OXFORD
ENGLAND.

088770

1602823 LAC. WEEDEN R.C.
NO: 1 A.O.S.
MALTON.
ONTARIO.
CANADA

25-5-43.

Dear Bill,

In reply to your air mail letter of which I was pleased to receive – thanks – and it was so good of you to remember my birthday. I have so little time to write letters, the work simply piles up especially on this course, and I am now receiving at regular intervals quite a batch of mail which I have not yet caught up in replying. From Mums letter you seem to be very busy at work, have you had any more cars yet? the rationing of petrol over here is getting quite severe and it is expensive to travel by train, but all the same I am seeing plenty of the country. I have still a long way to go, to get as far as Winnipeg, the nearest being Detroit, this is a grand place, but I still want to see more of New York. As far as I can see I shall have little opportunity to get about now, what with this course, we will have completed it by November, then to Moncton, then home, I believe we worked it out another 133 days, but I may have time yet. I am on a 48 hour pass this week-end, we get one each month, so I shall be spending this one in Toronto, I will have a look round for the coat you were asking about, and see what I can do. I bet Mum would spend a fortune over here, no shortage of clothes, no rationing. Well Bill I must close now, write when you can. Give my love to all especially little Evelyn.

All the best, Yours. Reg.

Citation

R C Weeden, “Letter from Reginald Weeden to Bill Cartwright,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed January 30, 2023, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/33619.

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