Letter from Harold Gorton to his wife

EGortonHGortonLCM431128.pdf

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Letter from Harold Gorton to his wife

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He writes of arrangements for his leave and a funeral at Farnworth.

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1943

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Four handwritten sheets

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IBCC Digital Archive

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EGortonHGortonLCM431128

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Cark.
Sunday.
Dearest,
Unless something happens, I probably shan’t write again this week. It makes the leave seem much nearer, doesn’t it? I expect I shall catch the 11.8 from Cark, so you will know when to expect me. If there is any change in my plans, I’ll [deleted] [indecipherable letter] [/deleted] telephone & let you know.
We had quite an orgy yesterday at Farnworth. Not only did I go to the funeral, but afterwards I spent half an hour at a party being held in the church Mother went
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to before she was married, & I was exhibited as a prize (?) specimen. You’d have hated it, & I can’t say I enjoyed it, but it seemed to please her, so I endured it.
One small good thing that resulted from the visit was that Mother gave me your No 8 torch, which she had found under the pillow. I’ll bring it with me on Thursday.
Dad has been passed fit for work, but has got a note from the doctor, saying that he hasn’t to have jobs which would mean bending or exposure to cold. Despite
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this, when he heard that his own job was open, he didn’t know whether to take it. I told him that he’d be a fool if he went back to the foundry, especially now when he’s got the best possible chance of picking & choosing his job.
You might let me know when we meet whether you want to have a couple of days in London next week. If I go alone, I shall travel on Monday, spend the night at a Services officers’ club, & return on Tuesday afternoon. If you are with me, we can return Wed. or Thursday.
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It’s rather a pity really that the exam should take place during my leave, but it can’t be helped. I only hope I can learn enough law between now & a week tomorrow. I certainly shan’t lack for something to do.
I wish I was with you tonight, darling.
All my love,
Harold.
P.S. Have bought 4 ties from Stores, at 9d & I coupon each. Normal shop price is 4/-!

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Harold Gorton, “Letter from Harold Gorton to his wife,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed September 22, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/9156.

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