My Dear May,
I am not quite sure to which of you girls I ought to write this week however as Mother will write to Kathleen it is not of any very great importance if I have made a mistake. I will enclose 17/6 for journey money which I think will be enough. It will be a good plan I think to have your luggage labelled to Badsey although starting at 8.25 you will catch the fast train at Oxford and travel to Evesham, which will be nicer, some of us will meet you and walk home and Roberts can fetch your things from our station, don’t take more in the carriage with you than you can conveniently carry and of course you will have your boxes labelled at Windsor right through which will save you any trouble of looking after them en route. I am afraid you may find the trains rather crowded.
Georgie will not return after all till Wednesday, probably by the same train you take the day before.
I am glad the play was such a success. I expect you were disappointed that Auntie Fanny could not stay a little while, we have not heard from her since to say how she enjoyed it.
We expect Arthur will travel by first train to-morrow (Friday) and reach our station at noon.
It is freezing sharply to-night so perhaps we may get a little frost for Xmas after all.
We shall be very pleased to have you all at home again, tell Kathleen I have reserved most of the teasing till the absent ones return, but really I do hope you won’t &c &c!
I went to a large Conservative dinner at Offenham last evening, Col. Long was present.
Thank you for your good wishes for our wedding day on which by the way I had the pleasure of getting up to mash.
Now with much love to you both and hoping to see you on Tuesday
your affectionate Father