Letter from C. Anthony Law to Jane Shaw Law : [24 January 1941]

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Letter from C. Anthony Law to Jane Shaw Law : [24 January 1941]

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2011.010.1, Series 8, Subseries 1, File 1, Item 2

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  • 24 January 1941 (Creation)

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5 pages of textual records

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Item is a letter from C. Anthony Law to Jane Shaw (later Jane Shaw Law). A transcription of the letter reads:

M.A./S.B. 53
4th Flotilla
G.P.O London

My dear Jane,

I can’t thank you enough for the lovely photograph of my old ship. It was very kind of you to think of such a lovely present as it brings back glorious summer memories of the past. Also many thanks for the parcel of cigarettes and candy and other things.

The old paint box has been hard at work lately. We have a small fleet, that is my Captain and myself. So I have been doing a lot of painting. Some of the things I have managed to do are not so hot, but could be better. It has been quite a lot of fun keeping house. I have also been experimenting with my [uncertain?], so far I am still alive from it. The old ship is up in Drydocks getting repainted, and won’t be finished until two months hence.

Two more months and summer will be in the air. Spring will come to life, England with its quaint little farm landscape will be alive with colour, but it means that I will have an important job, and will be very busy. As things will happen this summer. I do hope you are behind Roosevelt, and the rest of the democracies, and not a party that still wants to remain neutral, as we all must help in this war so we can all enjoy our freedom when peace comes to this troubled world. The reason I ask you these questions, or more or less put [uncertain?] forward, as I have never heard you ever express your thought on the present situation.

We have a terrible raid, or I should [sic] a real Blitz, which left very little of their planes standing. We had no water, electricity and Gas for cooking for quite a while. The navy played a marvellous part in helping to put the fires out. Also pulling fire [uncertain?] out.

Well darling my letter comes [?] to an end wishing you all kinds of success for the new year. I always think [?] of you. And looking forward to the day that we will get together.

Please remember me to your father and mother.

Heaps of love and kisses.

I remain

Yours affectionately,


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