The Steam Brewery
April 6th 1879
My Dearest Wife,
I have just walked up to the office but find no letter from you so conclude you were not in time to catch post. I hope you got up all right to Surbiton by 4 p.m. and that Master Jack behaved well, I shall look for a few lines to-morrow morning’s post. Annie’s mother got down all right last evening, and Ridgeway came and dined as arranged.
The house seems so quiet and altogether rather “Mimsy” so I am not sorry to spend Sunday out, the weather is showery with wind, so I am glad you travelled before it came on. I got the little bulbs in all right yesterday. Now I must close & start for church; with best love to you and a kiss for baby
I am as ever
Your very affect Husband
I trust my memory is correct regarding the address.