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 1940-06-11 – 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 1940-07-15 – Letter to Mrs. Elton Newman

“What land there was had hay cut on it & nothing over half an acre in size.”

Last updated on January 22nd, 2022 at 03:39 am

Letter to Mrs. Elton Newman – July 15, 1940


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Smiths falls

???????
Mon. Morn.

Dear Frances:-

You’ll have to excuse my writing cuzz this train really rocks some times. However we’re still going strong toward the east. We have just past Perth Ont. & they say Smiths Falls will soon be coming up & then 100 miles to Montreal.

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Artifact 1940-07-20-b – Letter to Mrs. Elton Newman

“I have saw quite a number of refugees & also german prisoners.”

Last updated on January 22nd, 2022 at 03:42 am

Letter to Mrs. Elton Newman – July 20, 1940


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Sat. Morn.

Dear Frances:-

We received some mail last nite. I got your letter that you wrote last Sun. Boy! Was I ever glad to get it. It’s the first mail we’ve received since we left camp.

You can send my mail to “Base P.O.” instead of Camp Borden from now on. Until I tell you different. I got two letters from Peggy. & on from Garnet & his folds. Peggy’s was written Sat. nite before I made the phone call. & the other Sun. nite. I haven’t got any that’s been written since Mon. yet.

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Artifact 1940-09-26 – Letter to Mrs. Elton Newman

“Boy I had some swell ‘coconut cream’ pie last. nite. This cousin of Pearls that lives alone in an apartment in London. She is a private stenographer & adviser of a lawyer. & she came down yesterday aft. & went back this morn”

Last updated on January 22nd, 2022 at 03:49 am

Letter to Mrs. Elton Newman – September 26, 1940


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Aldershot, Eng.
Sept. 26/40

Dear Franc:-

I thought I’d better get buzy and answer a few letters as they are beginning to pil up on me again.

Just received a letter from Stewy Hastein & his sister & a card of Lillian’s wedding announcement from Uncle Henry’s

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Artifact 1940-10-31 – Letter to Mrs. Elton Newman

“Piper is okay. Only we still nagg the devil out of him”

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

Letter to Mrs. Elton Newman – October 31, 1940


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Aldershot Eng.
October 31/40

Dear Sister:-

Well here it is Father’s birthday. I wonder how old he would be if he were living I’ve thought of him a lot to-day.

I thought that money would come in handy. Thats why I signed it to you. However I want you & Elt. to make use of it for whatever you can

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