The Steam Brewery
Nov 15 1878
My dearest Wife,
I have been quite busy to-day brewing and putting things straight in the brewery, Ridgeway assisting. The “cow gown” is a perfect sight I assure you. It has rained more or less all day, unfortunate for the opening day of the chimes. I have heard them but otherwise witnessed none of the ceremony.
Rawlinson comes down first train tomorrow and then I hope the purchase will be completed I shall be glad to have done with it.
I hope you have been getting on well in my absence and feeling pretty well. I shall be so glad to come home tomorrow at 4 p.m. and on Monday I shall feel more satisfied when I know Mrs Lake will be on the spot to look after my “little wife”. I shall be glad to receive my letter in the morning as it seems a long time since I was at C Norton! Now I must close. Good night, little woman.
Ever your affectionate Husband