My Dearest Wife,
I received your letter mid-day yesterday, with those from the girls enclosed and I will return them herewith, Georgie’s is not yet to hand. I have written to Ethel and sent Kathleen a message that I will give her 4/- towards the lectures and lend her the rest till Xmas, you do not say if you have sent her the money if not please send her 8/- and I will repay you on my return.
Yesterday was fine but windy, after breakfast John and I took train to Elham and looked over the interesting church, then we walked back to Lyminge and returned from there by rail to dinner.
I have got Mahon’s life of Nelson from the library and am much interested in it. This morning opened wet and there has been little improvement all day, I have taken my book down to “the shelter”, been to the free library so have not found the day over long.
I shall go to Ash and Sandwich on Friday and take Deal on my way back next day as uncle’s farm stock sale is on the Friday. Frank looked in last evening on his way from London, taking the late train home, he seemed well and in good spirits. Grannie I think is about the same as last year and so far fairly cheerful. I dare say I shall drop a line from Sandwich on Friday, if not before.
Charlotte appreciated “Isabel Carnaby” but of course it was not the sort of book for Grannie.
Give little Babs a kiss for me, and with much love to yourself, dear and the home circle
I am, as ever
Your affectionate Husband
I will write to Georgie to-morrow. Tell Jack to see Henry Monday morning prior to entering poultry, he will tell him what competition is likely in various classes.