My dearest Wife,
I must write to you this evening to ensure your receiving the letter before you start on your homeward journey.
Yesterday Ethel and I went to the garden party at Fladbury Rectory and so arranged the time that George and Lizzie should meet us on their tricycles somewhere near Craycombe, well when they met us they handed me Arthur’s telegram with which I was of course delighted as I really did not think he would get a first again, it seems that only about two other men have managed a first in each of these subjects hitherto, one of whom is his tutor, he wired the news to Phillips who seems to have passed it on, anyway one of the telegrams of congratulations to-day came from Dowlais Rectory!
Dip says he will write to you shortly probably at Sydenham, by the way if Kathleen has Wednesday off which seems possible from what she says I suppose we must allow you to have a little longer time with her and come down by the 4.45 or 6.15 and it would be cooler travelling then, still we do want you back as soon as possible and are all ready with a warm welcome for you, dear.
George and Lizzie cannot stay beyond Saturday July 11 so you will not see a great deal of them. Arthur is going up to Oxford again on Monday next, he will try and see you on your way through Oxford on Wednesday if he knows the train, his new address there will be 47 Leckford Road, Oxford.
Tell Aunt Lizzie that, taking a leaf out of her book, I had a bottle of Champagne last night at supper to celebrate Arthur’s success.
I do wish you could see the roses now they are perfection and the dry weather has prevented any blooms not opening Friday.
I must just finish this before starting for Evesham. Ethel and Juliet got your letters this morning and we were glad to hear of all your adventures. You ask about Scot, I think he keeps about as he was when you left, this hot weather is trying for him.
Give my love to Aunt Lizzie and remember me to your other travelling companions. Now I must close this and go to post, my fond love to you darling Wife
Ever your loving Husband