Letter from Harold Gorton to his wife



Letter from Harold Gorton to his wife


He writes of his duties and colleagues and discusses his law exam.


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Four handwritten sheets


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I’m sorry I forgot to post that letter on Tuesday morning, but I had such a rush to get in the Mess in time for breakfast that I forgot it.
I’ve definitely sent off the entry form for the Law Exam – 10/6d entry fee, & £1..2..6 term fee to Lincoln’s Inn. I hope I shall be able to cope with the exam!
There’s no news of my posting yet. If I stay here long enough to go on leave, I shall have to interrupt my leave to go to London. It will be a bad show, won’t it, unless
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you come with me.
This is a funny life, here. I keep [deleted] thing] [/deleted] thinking “Now I shall have some work to do,” & nothing ever happens. I’ve worked out that on the basis of my flying time this month, I’m being paid at the rate of 1/8d a minute!
We had a V.D. film this evening. It was actually very good, though a little unpleasant, but I had to go out after quarter of an hour as I couldn’t stand the fug inside.
Last night I went to see the Wyvers, & saw their little boy. He’s a real imp, much
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rougher & heavier than Dana, but behaved himself quite well while I was there. I find these kids very attractive, & they make me wish we had one, but I’m a bit dubious about the way I should stand up to looking after one all the time. (The above isn’t a hint, by the way; it’s just a passing reflection – we can’t cope with children at the moment).
I was Orderly Officer again on Tuesday. I told the Adj I took a dim view of being on twice in 7 days, but apparently, he’d discovered that I’d done nothing on my last tour,
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and wanted me to work for my living. I felt I’d better not protest too much, in case he turned nasty about last Wednesday.
I can’t think of anything else to say, darling, except that I wish I was home on leave with you, or better still, home permanently. I hope you felt no ill-effects from your journey. Look after yourself.
All my love,
P.S. Do you want any more travel vouchers?



Harold Gorton, “Letter from Harold Gorton to his wife,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed December 9, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/9151.

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