Oct 25 1888
My Dear Wife,
I will write you a few lines before I leave the office as it will hardly be worth posting to you tomorrow. I received your letter this morning and was glad you had been to Miss Pollard's. I expect the little folks enjoyed the wax works and I hope their colds are none the worse. I hope to meet you on Saturday at Badsey station about 6 o’clock and Roberts shall be there for the boxes. My cold is rather better to-day, the weather is much milder. The chicks are well and are looking forward to having you back, but not more than I am, dear!
Last evening I went in to the Gepps, perhaps to-night I may try Aldington. I must leave all news till we meet as must start now.
always your affect. Husband
Tell Charlie I am very sorry not to have been able to come up this time. Give my love to Fanny and the children, tell the former that I fully appreciate her kindness and Charlie’s to you and the children. Ask her not to forget the road to Badsey.