My Dearest Wife,
I found your letter of 22nd at the office, on my return from shooting, I hope to hear about May to-morrow morning. We had a very fair day’s sport, 13 brace of birds and a hare, Mr Hiron was out with us.
I am sorry you were so long getting to Surbiton, no wonder May was tired, please give the little woman a good kiss from me and tell her the others have all sent her a kiss. We manage to get Jack to school in time and to coach him up in his lessons, he sends his love to you and says he likes his school.
Ada says baby sleeps very well but wakes rather early in the morning. I have just heard from Charlotte and will forward her letters to you with one from N. Z., please return them at once so that I may write to her on Sunday, you must read Dil’s interesting account of his visit to the volcanic district in the New Zealand papers on your return. Each of the chicks gave me a kiss for you when I said good night to them, they all seem very good and contented but no doubt will be glad to see you home again. I hope you are enjoying your little change, the weather with us keeps fine, but is much colder. Give my love to them all at Surbiton, also the Richmond folks when you see them, and with much to yourself believe me ever
your affectionate Husband