Letter to Fred Jones from John Barclay

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Title

Letter to Fred Jones from John Barclay

Description

Sends belated seasons greeting and congratulations on his marriage. Catches up with news of friends. Relates some of his activities since the end of the war and writes about his current employment. Concludes with catching up with news of his family.

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Date

1949-01-08

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Handwritten airmail letter form

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EBarclayJAJonesFT490108

Transcription

[missing words] Jan 8/49

[missing letter]any thanks for your card. [missing words] have let me know where [missing words] but I'd just found that [missing words] Al a few days before. Please accept my belated season's greetings, and congratulations on your marriage and other events.

It has been a bit of a reunion season, as I had a card from Reg – 27-28 WHITECHAPEL [inserted] HIGH [/inserted] ST. E.1. and from Bud. In addition, I visited with Jack and his wife for a couple of days just after Christmas. Hes working in a mill, and has bought a house and small farm – so is now a raiser of pears, apples, cherries and flowers in his spare time. They have a couple of wee girls – JG WARD, RR [indecipherable word] of, ST THOMAS, ONTARIO.

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For New Years I was in Montreal, and called around as usual to see Al and his folks. He works for an advertising agency.

And myself? Well, as you know, Bud, Paul and myself came home in Nov. '44. I got fed up with training command, so got out early in '45, and went to McGill University in Montreal. Managed somehow to graduate in the fall of '46 and came home to Ottawa to work for George, this time in the [underlined] civil [/underlined] service. So I'm officially the Municipal Finance Statistician, Public Insurance Division Dominion Bureau of Statistics, which sounds much more imposing than the figures on the pay cheque.

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I've come home about three times, the last in the autumn, when I got in some golf and a bit of fishing. My dad fed me well – put six pounds on me. It's nice to get back, though not so much like home since my mother died a year ago last spring. Therefore, being a bachelor, I have no home.

I have some snaps for you – ancient history now, but you may enjoy reminiscing over them, so I'll send them along shortly. Let's hear from you.

Regards.

John.

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CANADA

AIR LETTER
PAR AVION

MR F.T. JONES,
99 COLLEGE PLACE
LONDON N.W.1,
ENGLAND.

J.A. BARCLAY
88 2nd Ave.,
OTTAWA,
ONT.

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Citation

J A Barclay, “Letter to Fred Jones from John Barclay,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed April 12, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/36467.

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