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Begins with weather and wishing for rain and continues with description of recent activities including visit to Windsor to get photographs of daughter taken, going to the cinema, shopping, visitors, second hand furniture shopping, re-stowing garage…

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Describes birthday presents waiting for him for this year's birthday. mentions family member's visit, describes activities and writes of news that Swedish friend of his fathers visited camp and reported him well. Describes anxiously waiting for his…

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Writes that she was thinking of him on his birthday and hoping she could share the next one with him. Mentions returning home from Devon and that lodger was glad she was back. Reports on progress with painting, other repairs to house and state of…

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Writes from Devon, describes countryside and activities. Mentions celebrating daughter's birthday and lists presents she received. Glad that British MO has found treatment for his nose. Catches up with family news and says she will be glad to get…

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Reports arrival of some of his letters and says she will track down source of books he received. Writes of her activities and plans to go to Devon for 10 days. Mentions buying things for house and future commuting to London. Continues with comment on…

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Reports arrival of postcards and letter and writes of financial matters. Discusses plans for electrics in house and mentions property taxes, house being painted and lodger with baby. Writes of birthday present from him that she is building for…

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Mentions receiving his letter of 5 October and another from Caterpillar Club with membership card. Continues with news of domestic activities, the arrival of new lodger with baby which daughter Frances is thrilled to have in the house. Writes of…

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Reports arrival of letter and postcard December and January and notes how they raise her spirits. Goes on with discussion of his and her financial arrangements and about a song she wrote which failed to get published. Continues writing of recent…

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Reports arrival of heavily censored letter posted in November and commiserates over missing parcel. Catches up with news of acquaintances and hopes that a new violin from the Red Cross will arrive soon. Mentions that his mail is really slow, she now…

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Writes of rush of people enquiring whether they could rent rooms in their house but turned them down as she decided that expectant mothers had priority. Writes of her sister's recent visit and other domestic activities. Mentions plans to get piano…

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Reports no letters from him and then writes about offering their house and temporary home for expectant mothers and the arrival of the first one. Continues with news of arrival of new bookcase and catches up with news of friends and family. Writes of…

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Reports on recent activities including daughter's dancing class, clinic and visit to and news of neighbours. Continues with domestic matters and worries over when mortgage payments will start. Reports arrival of three of his postcards from October…

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Reports arrival of his letter and postcard from previous November and comments on his description his fellows and camp conditions. Mentions his violin practice, that she is sending music and strings as well as asking Red Cross to send medicine.…

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Lists item sent in recent parcel and writes of financial matters. Writes of first visitor to new house and work completed on house and garden. Concludes with description of recent activities and mention of letter and news received from friend.

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Writes that he has been promoted to flight sergeant and warrant officer and change in RAF allowances and other financial details. Continues with news of work on new house and catches up with news of family and friends. Mentions she dreams of him…

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Writes of returning home after holiday in Devon and meeting Americans on journey. Catches up with news of family and friends from letters received while she was away, Continues with activities to get new house organised including planting of news…

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Writes about activities in Devon over new year and her mother's health. Is longing to hear what he thinks of new house.

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Describes Christmas with family in Devon, presents received and other activities..

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She explains what she is doing for Christmas, details the work she has done to their new house and garden and includes a sketch map . She mentions their daughter, Frances, who is helping in the garden. Describes other activities around the new local…

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Describes garden of new house along with plans for future. and buying trees and plants. Writes of other daily activities; shopping and family plans for future and arrival of birthday presents.

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A letter from Ursula to John in which she happily describes the layout and decorative looks of their new house. To give John a better detailed imagination, she complements her descriptions by including hand drawn diagrams of both the downstairs and…

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Writes that she has finally moved into the new house. Mentions that previous week she was nursing her mother through that year's 48 hour flu from which daughter had also recovered. Catches up with news of family and friends and writes of her other…

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Writes of the saga of getting permission to move into new house, going to Chalfont St Giles and all pubs being full. Writes of friendly neighbour putting her up and paying some of house purchase fee, Goes on to describe her activities the next day in…

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Writes of plans to move in to new house even if purchase is not completed. Glad she has his confidence over house and that it will suit his future plans. Concludes with plans for new garden.

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Worries that he last parcel to him may have been lost in sunken Red Cross ship and lists contents. Writes of arranging violin strings to be sent and problems with their piano. Writes still no news of house completion and mentions other financial…
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