Letter from David Donaldson to his mother

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Letter from David Donaldson to his mother

Description

Letter saying he has arrived safely but is not happy about the prospect of war.

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Date

1939-09-02

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Two page handwritten letter

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IBCC Digital Archive

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EDonaldsonDDonaldson[Mo]390902-0001, EDonaldsonDDonaldson[Mo]390902-0002

Transcription

33 CUMBERLAND TERRACE
REGENT’S PARK N.W.1.
WELBECK 1809
2nd Sept 1939.
Dearest Mama,
I have arrived so far safely, and as the aunts are apparently out David Longden, is very kindly giving me dinner.
This is not what Siegfried would call a ‘Happy Warrior’ letter because there are never was a less Happy Warrior than your William at the moment of going to press; but I would like to say how grateful I am to you and Pa for what
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has so far been (and very probably will continue) an [deleted]d[\deleted] absolutely perfect existence from my point of view and so much of which has given me something quite indestructible by war or anything else. Its [sic] not merely the going away makes me feel it because I have done so for some time, especially the last year or so, and I have no hesitation in saying so even [deleted] at th [/deleted] risk of [deleted] a complete anticlimax if [\deleted] if I return home in a week or two. Don’t of course bother to answer this
Please give the enclosed to Pa, the watch is still going, (touch wood!)
love
David

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Citation

David Donaldson, “Letter from David Donaldson to his mother,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed December 2, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/40130.

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