Historical information

Pat writes of the high cost of living in London, the meagre food ration, and the scarcity of flats for rent.


Quinn Collection

Physical description

A self-folding letter (0878.a) headed 19 Luxemburg Gardens, Hammersmith, W.6 and dated 02/07/51. The letter is typed using black ribbon. It is addressed to Mr Allan Quinn, C/- General Delivery, Post Office, Oslo, Norway. The return address is Mrs B. J. Hannon, C/- S.M.H.E.A., 1 Regent Street, Picadilly (writer's spelling). Below the return address is typed "Our telephone number is Riv. 1770 but in case of our moving Barry's business address is above and the number is Whitehall 3985." Below that is an Oslo postmark.

Inscriptions & markings

Letter commences "My dear Allan," and concludes "With love from Pat." 'Pat' is written in blue ink.