Artifact 1940-05-26 – Letter to Mrs. Elton Newman

“I am in a canteen run by the Salvation Army and is it ever packed.”

Last updated on January 22nd, 2022 at 04:14 am

Letter to Mrs. Elton Newman – May 26, 1940


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Camp Borden

Sun. nite

Dear Frances:

Just a few lines to let you know we arrived O.K. at five O’clock of course as soon as we got here we had to set our watches ahead an hour.

We have been sort of busy this aft. But didn’t do much but sleep this morn. I wrote to Onnellee this morning right after breakfast but haven’t had any way of sending it out yet.

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Artifact -UNKNWN-01 – Letter to Mrs. Elton Newman

“Well I just got finished pealing the pineapple for supper & I put the sugar on it. You didn’t have to send sugar as there is plenty of sugar yet.”

Last updated on January 22nd, 2022 at 04:14 am

Letter to Mrs. Elton Newman – Unknown Date, 1940


Editor’s Note:

The actual date of this artifact is unknown because there is no envelope with postmarks, but believed to have been written during the first or second week of June, 1940.

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Camp Borden

Sun. aft.

Dear Frances:

Received your parcel O.K. and also a letter Fri. & Sat. Thanks a lot for the dinner. It was really swell. I just got the parcel about nine last night. I also got one from Pearl’s sister. It was a big chocolate box full of date cake & some candy. Well I had Marshall Healey over to our tent for dinner and of course I had Glen piper stay is he and I are in the same tent. The chicken & dressing was swell, but it is so warm in the day time I thought I’d better get it ate up.

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Artifact 1940-06-04 – Letter to La Verne Woods

‘There was a big fire over at the airport about 7 O’clock and I went over. At first we thought it was a plane crashed…”

Last updated on January 22nd, 2022 at 04:15 am

Artifact 1940-06-04 – Letter to La Verne Woods


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Camp Borden, Ont.
Tues. nite.

Dearest La Verne:

Your letter was a very pleasant surprise I sure did feel good when I saw your writing I opened it even before Onnellee’s.

I had an address of yours, but I did thought you had moved since. So I asked Frances what it was in my last letter to her. She’ll probably send it in her next letter. But however I’m glad you got mine & wrote to me. I guess I’ve written about 25 or th 30 letters & I don’t know how many cards since I came a week ago.

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Artifact 1940-06-06 – Letter to Mrs. Elton Newman

“The advance party left for England to-day. That is the whole division. About 50 went from our Regt.”

Last updated on January 22nd, 2022 at 04:15 am

Artifact 1940-06-06 – Letter to Mrs. Elton Newman


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Camp Borden, Ont.

Dear Frances:

Was so glad to get your letter to-nite. I was looking for one from you. I didn’t get one from Onn. To-day. I guess she didn’t have time to write yesterday. Although it’s the first she’s missed this weeke.

You sure had a lot of pullets out of that bunch of chicks. I hope you have as good luck with these others as you had with the last bunch. We were out on a scheme the other day & went into a farm house to get our canteens full. They were just bringing some baby chicks as we were there & Bob Diamond & I watched them put them out.

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Artifact 1940-06-11 – Letter to Mrs. Elton Newman

“I have had a bad cold and I went to the doctor. They said I had acute Broncitis.”

Last updated on January 22nd, 2022 at 04:16 am

Artifact 1940-06-11 – Letter to Mrs. Elton Newman


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Camp Borden
Tues. nite.

Dear Frances:

Was so glad to get your letter to-nite. I also got one from Garnet. Aunt Clara’ & John Hutzel’s G.F. Aunt Clara sent me a box yesterday with soap, shaving cream, dental cream, candy gum, and cand canned goods in in. I haven’t had a letter from Peggy since Sat. And I’m really disappointed. I can’t imagine wat whats the matter with her unless she doesn’t love me anymore. Maybe she found a new B.F B.F.

I have had a bad cold and I went to the doctor. They said I had acute Broncitis. But I think I’ll be all right in a day or two I’m glad the kids got their hair done. I’ll bet they look really nice now. After me promising it to them and then you had to do it yourself. Well if I hadn’t went in debt for that watch. I guess I could have fulfilled my promise

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Artifact 1940-06-21 – Letter to Mrs. Elton Newman

“We heard from Jeff & he said he had a car accide…”

Last updated on January 22nd, 2022 at 04:17 am

Artifact 1940-06-21 – Letter to Mrs. Elton Newman


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Camp Borden, Ont.
Thurs. nite.

Dear Frances:

I received your letter the other day & also the girls. They sure did swell in writing them too. Thanks a lot for the box Frances. It sure was good. We just got it finished in the middle of the week, when Johnny Burn’s wife sent him a box. He & Bob sleep with Glen Piper & I. The four of us in our tent.

I got a letter from Glaydys Gladys & Wilbur to-day & also one from La Verne. I sure was glad to hear from her. She said she was talking to you before she wrote. And that you expected coming up here this weekend. I hope you do. I’m sure counting on it. La Verne said if I came to Cottam, to let her know & they she would come over & see me.

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Artifact 1940-06-25 – Letter to Mrs. Elton Newman

“It seemed whenever there was anything to pay, you girls dug down for it.”

Last updated on January 22nd, 2022 at 03:32 am

Artifact 1940-06-25 – Letter to Mrs. Elton Newman


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Camp Borden, Ont.
Tues. nite.

Dear Frank:-

I received your letter to-day and was so glad to hear from you. I also got one from Onn. I was glad to hear you got home without any accidents as it was bad enough to get lost. I was sort of anxious to hear from you as it rained all evening Sun. up here & you had so far to drive & Ross so tired. Onn. said she drove thirty miles, if I remember right.

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Artifact 1940-07-02-b – Letter to Miss La Verne Woods

” Be sure & bring Jimmie with you ‘cuzz I’d love to see him too.”

Last updated on January 22nd, 2022 at 03:35 am

Letter to Miss La Verne Woods – July 2, 1940


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Camp Borden, Ont.
Tues. nite.

Dear La Verne:-

Just a few lines to let you know that I expect to come home this week-end. You said in your last letter that you’d try to get over to see me.

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Artifact 1940-07-10 – Letter to Mrs. Elton Newman

“…I want you to send my white flannels to the cleaners & be sure they bring them back by next Sat.”

Last updated on January 22nd, 2022 at 03:37 am

Letter to Mrs. Elton Newman – July 10, 1940


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Camp Borden, Ont.
Wed. nite.

Dear Sister:-

I’m so sorry I didn’t write you sooner But I’ve been pretty busy & haven’t written any one but Onn. And I guess you know I’ve got to find time to write to her Frances. You really don[t know how much she means to me & her family will do anything for me.

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Artifact 1940-07-13 – Letter to Mrs. Elton Newman

“We are loading box cars to-day.”

Last updated on January 22nd, 2022 at 03:38 am

Letter to Mrs. Elton Newman – July 13, 1940


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Camp Borden, Ont.
Sat. Noon.

July 13 (annotation added later)

Dear Frances:-

Just a few lines to let you know I’m Okay. We are leaving sometime to-morrow. I’m so sorry I couldn’t see you next week-end. But thats the way it is.

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