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  • CRS/2/2/14

    Letter from Gerald Hughes to Donald Crossley Item

    2006
    Letter dated 3rd of May 2006 from Gerald Hughes, addressed to Donald Crossley thanking Crossley for the photographs he sent with his last letter, reassuring Crossley that he had the correct location and remembering camping with Ted before they moved to Mexborough. Hughes writes about the memories the photos evoked in him, about playing outside the house and fireworks on Guy Fawkes night in the 1920's. He goes on to write about the 'Ted Hughes' railway building and how he hopes it inspires young people with literature. Hughes asks Crossley to send his best to a mutual acquaintance and writes about a memory of an incident they shared as children. He goes on to write about the end of the summer, with the roses are flowering again and comparing the nature in Australia and Yorkshire.
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  • CRS/2/2/15

    Letter from Gerald Hughes to Donald Crossley Item

    2006
    Letter dated 5th of July 2006 from Gerald Hughes, addressed to Donald Crossley thanking him for his last letter and photographs, before expressing his regret at the news of a mutual friends death. Hughes writes about the new extension to their old school, and declines an offer for a visit from Crossley and a filmmaker before suggesting that a visit from himself and Joan could be possible in the future. He then goes on to compliment Crossley's photographs of his hide, and finishes by thanking Crossley for following up with Harold Robertshaw and commenting on friendship in old age.
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  • CRS/2/2/16

    Letter from Gerald Hughes to Donald Crossley Item

    2007
    Letter, with envelope, dated 23rd of March 2007 from Gerald Hughes, addressed to Donald Crossley apologizing for his delayed reply and thanking him for the pictures he had sent in his previous letter, before commenting on a calander Hughes had sent. He goes on to write that they aren't able to come for age related circumstances but writes that he hopes they are well and asks them to keep in touch.
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  • CRS/2/2/17

    Letter from Gerald Hughes to Donald Crossley Item

    2007
    Letter, with envelope and maps, dated 10th of July 2007 from Gerald Hughes, addressed to Donald Crossley thanking him for the photos of Stoney Royd and explaining how he has marked up the map. Hughes writes that he is sorry he couldn't attend 'The Elmet' but is pleased that both Simon Armitage and Ian McMillan attended before commenting on his age and referring to himself as 'old glue'. He writes about issues with Joan's health and thanks Crossley again for the photographs, appreciating that he gets to sue them in his memoirs which are taking shape, although affecting his sleep so he wouldn't advise Crossley to try it.
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  • CRS/2/2/18

    Letter from Gerald Hughes to Donald Crossley Item

    2007
    Letter, with envelope and map, dated 10th of August 2007 from Gerald Hughes, addressed to Donald Crossley and thanking him for the photographs he had previously sent before explaining the accompanying map. Hughes writes about Grimsworth Dene and his uncle Tom and Walter and about a letter Walt sent him before he died. There is a postscipt about Joan's health.
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  • CRS/2/2/19

    Letter from Gerald Hughes to Donald Crossley Item

    2007
    Letter dated 15th of June 2007 from Gerald Hughes, addressed to Donald Crossley thaking him for his previous letter and photographs, and he writes about the memories they evoked of his and Ted's childhood. Hughes comments on the little bird situation, before going on to write about the Elmet Trust feasability study and his appreciation of the plaque which had been errected. He then writes about Harold Robertshaw and a memory from his mother about him buying a house on Aspinall Street. He refers to the setting and inspiration for Ted' poem 'the Horses', before writing about upcoming birthday's and then on the refurbishment of no. 1 Aspinall Street, enriched with some memories of his and Ted's childhood. Hughes mentions the memoirs he was writing and then finishing on Joan's health.
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  • CRS/2/2/20

    Letter from Gerald Hughes to Donald Crossley Item

    2007
    Letter dated 16th of October from Gerald Hughes, addressed to Donald Crossley congratulating him on locating the 'deadfall slab' and writing about his memories of the the countryside. Hughes goes on to write about Ted's hope he would return to the UK to help him with his farm and shares some memories of being there with the family, reminiscing about the experiences. He finishes the letter writing about his and his wife's health and his appreciation of the photographs Crossley had sent.
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  • CRS/2/2/21

    Letter from Gerald Hughes to Donald Crossley Item

    2007
    Christmas card dated Christmas 2007 from Gerald Hughes, addressed to Donald Crossley and his wife, wishing them good health before writing about his childhood memories of birdsong and ice cream, and being bitten by an Alsation. He requests Crossley obtains a friend's address, comments on his and his wife's health before writing about the heat of the Australian summer.
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  • CRS/2/2/22

    Letter from Gerald Hughes to Donald Crossley Item

    2008
    Letter dated 25th of May 2008 from Gerald Hughes, addressed to Donald Crossley thanking him for the previous letter and accompanying photos, writing about the memories the photos evoke and the magic of youth. Hughes then writes about his father's almost football career, before writing about their move and their health.
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  • CRS/2/2/23

    Letter from Gerald Hughes to Donald Crossley Item

    2008
    Note on envelope dated 28th of October 2008 from Gerald Hughes, addressed to Donald Crossley which explains that enclosed was one of Ted's favourite ties, in the hope that Crossley would wear it at special occasions.
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