Letter from Harry Massey to Barbara Massey

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Letter written by Harry Massey from the No. 6 Palestine company at the Bluffs to Barbara Massey.

This is a scanned version of the original image in Special Collections and Archives at Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vt.



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Letter no. 51 Sunday June 16 Major J. H. Massey My own sweet darling/ 6 Palerinia Co.4 The Be_S Middle East Force I am trying to write you a letter. I have so much to say to you, but trust utilize one of the few left card, as they are supposed to be so quick. You say in one [p.s.] that they vary from 2-6 weeks, but I think that ??? has been halted by since ????. I had a marvellous day today. I got a letter & 2 pcs. from you & a letter from Vera. Your letter was no. 36 of 31 March. no. 35 haling arrived on 5th may. So the spell has been broken again. I am now missing your 24th written between 22-28 Jan; 27 & 28 between 5 & 25 Feb; & 30 between 25 Feb. & 3 March. I cannot think why they do not come in. & I hope they are not lost. I still want to hear if you liked the dressing gown & pants & petticoat. & if you want me to get that necklace & & your reply to my letters from the ship never really materialised. You must be more careful with the address darling. One p.c. & the letter today were correctly addressed- the other p.c. just put No 6 Palestinian Coy & missed out The Buffs. And on one you put my Army number & not the other. I have told you, my dearie, the No is not necessary at all. And so will you please just copy the address I put, & never add & substract anything. Tar, ever so. Vera's letter was lucky to arrive It was sent to J.H.M. No GU382. She must have just copied what you gave her, & got the idea that it was not allowed to put my name in full. She says she wrote to me before, but that one never arrived. It was a very sweet & affectionate & ??? letter & I enjoyed it. She called Martin the old boy, & said he was a dear even though she did nag him to death at times: I bet they will always have a very soft spot in their hearts for me. & that you are a darling & one of the sweetest. Did she tell you about Gordon & Jack Walker ?£50,000 each. My God. & on top of Janet's maney. Old Boy will stay about the same. I should think, & will still be seen in the Bulls ??? I borrowed a Leica camera today darling. & bought a film of 36 shots & went out to a lovely place with Ben-Arzi; he took 25, & I will

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finish them off in a day or two. I send them on to you. Peter is in some of them too. So you will see what he look like.I have brought some tea & some sugar. I sent them off to you. I hope they will keep & be acceptable, as tea is rationed I expect they will arrive about Oct. If only the war would suddenly end. & I came home through the [Medite.] & got home first. Oh dear, It is so difficult to speculate about the war just now - everything is so obscure. Things in syria seem to be going well- I think of everything in terms of how it will effect our re-union. Blessed day.Darling don't worry about me, please. I shall be alright & so will you. I am certain of that & you must be too. Nothing of any kind can come in between us. I am writing again tomorrow. All love to you my dearest sweetest only one, to the baby. Aways

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