My Dearest Wife,
I had the letters brought down to-day so have received yours of yesterday and will now write you a few lines in return. I enclose letters from Kathleen and Georgie also. It has been miserably cold again to-day and not a gleam of sunshine. I hope Fred is better again, how do you find Polly? I went down to Aldington on Friday evening but found Mr Savory had started that morning to join his wife at the sea. I hope you enjoyed the Academy, you ought to try and see the Naval Exhibition. The train I named is rather a slow one but the chicks are so anxious that you should come by it as I think they want to meet you at Badsey station if possible, and Jack & I can just meet it nicely too by a train from Evesham, I think you ought to get a parliamentary ticket by this train. I have not run against the Gepps since you left, except seeing them in Church. You will have a lot of news for us no doubt when you return from your round of visits and I shall be very glad when Friday comes although we have rubbed along pretty well. Baby seems to have taken to me lately, he was so good with me after dinner and again after tea and cried when I went out of the room on the last occasion, he looks very well, the remainder of the chicks are all right. There will I think be a lot of plums if the weather is decent but it is too early to be sure about the apples.
With love to Richmond friends and much to yourself darling Eugénie
I remain ever your loving Husband