Catalog number 063 – Labor Camp Number 6

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August 18, 1938

Source: in a private collection

Stationery postcard Edifil 79A (serial number A6476442) and mark “MINISTERIO DE DEFENSA NACIONAL * S.I.M. * / CAMPO DE TRABAJO / Nº 6”. Falset postmark of August 20, 1938. Text on the back dated on August 18, 1938. Sent by Juan Farnés to his wife Dora G. de Farnés in Barcelona.

Transcription:

18-8-38

Mi muy querida Dora. Al recibir el paquete, el retrato de nuestro hijo no me hizo fijar en su contenido. Examinado, aunque no he de elogiarte, pues cuanto te diga, te lo he dicho mil veces, no puedo menos que manifestarte mi admiración pues has superado lo que esperaba de ti: has comprendido y si no adivinado mis deseos; si estando juntos me comprendías, de lejos has presentido mis deseos; continúas siendo mi tita! La de siempre; mi vida entera. En la próxima espero tu retrato. Te prohibo mandes leche. Hace muchos días estoy sin noticias; las cartas tardan bastante; la última es del día 5. Recibí el jabón, la cesta, la botella, la manta, muda, lo de coser. No mandes más ropa. Mándame la libertad. La espero pronto. Supongo recibirías mi carta y postal (16-17). Se reservada con los amigos. Adiós corazón; espero que pronto nos veremos. Recuerdos.

Juan

Translation:

August 18, 1938

My dearest Dora. When I received your package, our son’s picture distracted me from its content. I’ve examined it, and despite I don’t have to elogiate you, as all can I tell you I’ve already told a thousand times, at least I must express my admiration, because you have surpassed what I expected from you: you have understood, better guessed, my wishes; you already understood me when we were together, and you have sensed my wishes from the distane; you continue to be my darling! You are the same you used to be, my full life. I await for your picture in your next letter. I forbid you to send milk. I’ve spent a lot of days without news, the letters arrive with great delay, the last one is from the 5th. I got the soap, the basket, the bottle, the blanket, the clothes, and the sewing tools. Do not send more clothes. Send me the liberty. I guess I’ll have it soon. I guess you received my letter and my postcard (16th, 17th). Be secretive with the friends. Bye my love, I hope to see you soon. Regards.

Juan