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Letter from Richard Palmer to John Watt Lennox, February 1943

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Letter from Richard Palmer to John Watt Lennox, February 1943

Description

Item consists of a letter written by Richard Palmer to his friend John Watt Lennox. Both pilots in the Allied Forces, Palmer's letter has been photocopied and reduced for ease of transport.

Creator

Richard Palmer

Date

February 1943

Identifier

2009-003 / 001 (04)

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Transcription:
February 1943.
Dear Sprog;

Mighty glad about your commission, boy. I’m proud of you. [Never?] dirty the old school [tie] now, chum – you’ll have to behave, like an officer and a gentleman even though it hurts. You’ll have to cut out all those late nights and secret drinking bouts-cum-orgies. “Conduct becoming to” etc. The old oil. – How about a line one of these days, sluggard? You haven’t written to tell me whether you’re dead or alive since Christ knows when. You haven’t got a clue, boy. Get cracking on a few airgraphs – but don’t try the air-mail – it’s hopeless. Takes longer than sea mail to get here usually. These people in the postal service don’t seem to have a clue either. – Yours truly is fed up to the teeth – what I’ve got left. This climate plays hell with [illegible]. Gotta go. Lets have a bit of news, what? Dick.”

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Citation

Richard Palmer, “Letter from Richard Palmer to John Watt Lennox, February 1943,” York University Libraries | Clara Thomas Archives & Special Collections online exhibits, accessed April 17, 2021, http://archives.library.yorku.ca/items/show/2102.