The Steam Brewery
Nov 29 1878
My Darling Wife,
I have been writing a few lines to Frank and now I will sit down for the usual letter to you which is always a pleasing task, last evening I wrote to your Father and to Aunt Lizzie by and bye I must try and manage one or two more epistles. I hope you are still getting on nicely and that little baby’s eye has got better, I shall be so glad to come and see you again to-morrow afternoon with the prospect too of a whole day on Sunday. I did not telegraph to-day for Polly to come down as there is nothing for her to see in the way of a house as yet, I heard of one to-day just a mile from Bengeworth church which might do if it could be got but at present it is uncertain if it will be let away from the farm or not.
The weather here has been lovely to-day, though cold, there was a sharp frost this morning, we are brewing light bitter beer to-day which I hope will turn out as well as the former brew of the same sort. I do not know of anything more to tell you about, I suppose you may have had one or two more visitors by this time and I am sure you are enjoying Polly’s visit, please give my love to her and a kiss of course for “little Jack” and with much love to yourself
Believe me my darling Eugénie
Ever your affectionate Husband
I shall look for a line in the morning