Letter from Florence Doughty to Iris Doughty

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Title

Letter from Florence Doughty to Iris Doughty

Description

Jimmy Doughty's mother writes to his sister Iris of receiving her postcard and acknowledging that she was staying on holiday for a week. Comments that Jimmy had just left to go back after leave. Concludes with family gossip. This was Jimmy Doughty's last leave as he was killed on his next operation on 12/13 August 1944. Extra information kindly provided by the donor.

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Date

1944-08-10

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Two page handwritten letter and envelope

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Identifier

EDoughtyFADoughtyI440810

Transcription

[postmark Ilford, Essex 10 Aug 1944] [postage stamp]

Miss I Doughty
c/o Mrs Davey
White Street Green,
Boxford
Suffolk

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49 Tavistock Gds
Ilford. Essex

10.8.44.

Dear Iris

Thought you would like a few lines to let you know we are OK.

Got your PC this morning glad you are staying for the week it will do you good, also the weather is lovely.

We are carrying on the same way, not been far, its been to [sic] hot.

Jimmy went off this afternoon, he didn’t care about going back, like all good things come to an end.

Dad is in the gargae [sic] making frams [sic] to put Winnie & Jimmy’s photos in

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I took him out yesterday to show him the kind I wanted.

I am going to make this a short note, because I want to post it before 5 ock. [sic]

So dont [sic] nag me, its just to let you know we all OK, and whats [sic] more I thought prehaps [sic] you might have been coming home today.

Remember me to Fred.

Lots of love dear

Love Mum xxxxxx

PS. Babs is going to make a ginger cake so hope to have it hot for tea

Citation

F A Doughty, “Letter from Florence Doughty to Iris Doughty,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed March 5, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/38910.

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