9 The Manor House
Marylebone Road NW
My dear Mother
I don’t think I have written to you since my birthday to thank you for the book you and Father gave me.
Norton was here this evening and he expressed approval of my furniture.
I’m glad you have been able to get out so much lately, and hope March won’t prove very cold or blustering.
Juliet is to come to tea on Saturday after her matinée with George. I was glad Father found her better again. The low temperature may not have been properly taken, or if she was chilly at the time it might easily get down unusually low.
The study is a nice comfortable room in daylight or in the evening, the other rooms have not yet been properly fixed up, and I have taken the drawing room curtains down as the blacks come in a great deal, and the room won’t be in use for another two months.
I find Mrs Smith very useful and reliable; now that most of the things are in she doesn’t have to stay here very long each morning, she does all necessary shopping for domestic purposes and saves me any trouble on that account.
It is very late now and I must go to bed.
With much love
From your son