My dearest Wife,
I have an evening at home so must write letters to you and May and perhaps one to Ash. Sunday as I told you I went to supper at the vicarage and last evening Mr & Mrs Gepp came here so I have not been quite lonely, they want us to dine there on Tuesday to meet a few friends.
I hope you have got rid of the bilious attack, my cold is somewhat better but still makes me rather heavy. I think you had better come by the 2.15 on Saturday to Badsey station, changing into the slow train at Oxford, you must see that they give you parliamentary tickets too by that route. I expect Jack would like a fishing rod you should get float, line & hooks complete at a moderate cost for a boy his age. I think a book-case for May would be a capital thing and we can get one as you say at Fowlers.
Mr Collier is now down and we are getting ready for the wine and spirit business, tell Charlie we shall probably go into cigars as well. The little ones are quite well and jolly but we are all wanting Mother home again now. Jack gets on well at school but he was rather a “pikey” over his spelling this morning. The children all send kisses. With love to Fanny and “a very lot” for yourself believe me ever
Your loving Husband