My dearest Wife,
I think I must write to-night to post early to-morrow or you will get no letter from me till Monday. It has been a lovely day again and we have only just come in at dark from wandering in the garden which begins to look more like summer, the roses on the walls are coming out a little and the sweet briars down the road quite scent the air.
I expect you have written to May today, Ethel and George both wrote to her while I wrote to Charlotte and to Dilnot. From a post card received from Kathleen I gather she will not go up to London after all this week. We expect Cyril by the 5.20 train to-morrow, it will be nice for him to get two Sundays at home. George had to go and be medically inspected by Mr Martin to-day, I hope the authorities will take no exception to the report, his two local references Mr Idiens and Mr Collier have also been written to, I shall not be surprised if he has to go very shortly, I wonder if they could conveniently put him up for a few days at Richmond if he were unable to arrange about lodgings on short notice, however perhaps he could go to Jack's, two of them might get slightly better terms than one, you might mention it to Jack.
I think you rather promised to go to that sale of work at Bretforton on 13th if you are unable to do so perhaps it would be as well to drop a line to Mrs Ashwin. That Perkins boy is home again, he has done well, of course his head is bound up still.
I have a County Council meeting to attend on Monday and Thursday next is Pandy day. I hope you and Polly had a nice day at Weybridge, Fanny wrote her congratulations about George, I cannot do ditto about Tom’s engagement. I do not think boys have any right to get engaged while they are merely pupils.
Juliet is getting quite excited about Boo’s coming, she is to have Mary New and some of the Openshaws to spend Saturday afternoon. Mr Idiens has bought the Mansion House, I should not be surprised if May went there to live by and by if they can dispose of the lease of the Manor advantageously, however that remains to be seen.
Are you going to instruct Harry to bring his motor down some time. You will be glad to see Fred and Florence, tell them I congratulate them upon Archie’s ordination which I suppose they are attending. Harry Byrd of Ashton died last week he was deeply consumptive. We are getting on all right but shall of course be glad to get you home again.
With much love
I am ever
Your affectionate Husband
My love to Polly and all at Richmond
p.c. from K, this Saturday morn? saying she is going to London after all as no doubt you have heard. G. received your letter. I shall be interested to hear from K as to result of interviews. Heard from Jack to-day you will see him on Sunday I think.