Akrill, William. Letters written at thirteen

Title

Akrill, William. Letters written at thirteen

Description

Ten illustrated letters written to Billy Akrill's father who was in hospital in 1935. The letters refer to farm activities in Newark and Nottinghamshire: animals, the weather and his family and include illustrated stories. There are also cartoons and drawings, some coloured.

Creator

Billy Akrill

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

2017-12-04

Rights

This content is available under a CC BY-NC 4.0 International license (Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0). It has been published ‘as is’ and may contain inaccuracies or culturally inappropriate references that do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the University of Lincoln or the International Bomber Command Centre. For more information, visit https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ and https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/legal.

Identifier

Akrill, WE

Collection Items

Cover for letters from Billy Akrill
Text on cover reads 'Letters written by W E Akrill (Billy) (aged 13), to his father, who was in hospital in 1935'. Includes two colour drawings taken from Billy Akrill's letters. Top drawing shows a hill with trees on left side and house on top, a…

Letter from Billy Akrill to his father
Billy mixes real events with fantasy stories, illustrated with small people and animals.

Letter from Billy Akrill to his father
Writes about eating duck and chickens laying eggs. Illustrated with coloured drawings of their garden, including flowers and chickens and two comic strip style cartoons.

Letter from Billy Akrill to his father
Writes about Stainless Stephen, a thunderstorm ('mother covered up the mirror and fender') and the garden and includes a number of drawings of people and coloured flowers.

Letter from Billy Akrill to his father
Written in dialect as 'Johnathan Trumpitt', including small illustrations.

Letter from Billy Akrill to his father
Relates a visit to Belvoir Castle, Nottingham and Wollerton (sic) Park via a series of captioned drawings. Then includes a illustrated story or stories.

Letter from Billy Akrill to his father
Writes of the weather, a visit to Fillingham Castle, acquaintances, new kittens, geese laying and family members. Includes a number of drawings of people, places and animals.

Letter from Billy Akrill to his father
Writes about farm animals and a recent visit to the college. Illustrated with pictures of animals and people. The last page is a coloured, comic strip style drawing about chickens on the farm.

Letter from Billy Akrill to his father
Lists recently sold calves, prices and the names of their new owners. Comments on the sales process and about taking the pigs to market, includes amounts made from their sale also. Includes drawings of the cow auction and market.

Letter from Billy Akrill to his father
Writes about the farm, hatching eggs and the garden, detailing the flowers. Includes illustrations of plants, hatching eggs, animals and people.

Letter from Billy Akrill to his father
Refers to his mother's new hair style, including a sketch drawing. Also writes about the farm, including looking after the geese and briefly mentions Skegness. Includes some small pencil drawings of people and birds.
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