5 East Terrace
My dear Wife,
The enclosed letter from Arthur will explain itself. I have advised him to close with the offer if he can get the suggested terms and if it not likely to interfere with his appointment as H.P. at Bart’s in the autumn of next year, under such circumstances I think the experience may be valuable in many ways and the interest considerable.
I saw Mr Collier for a few minutes yesterday, he is certainly much better and anxious to begin work before long, at the same time he did not give me the impression of being able to cope with any business worries at the present time and we did not enter upon business matters in his presence, however I won’t talk any “shop” myself as I want to “chuck” business as far as possible for ten days.
We are going out by train about three miles and then have a look through Mulgrave woods, just having lunch first.
That parcel of vegetable not yet arrived, you must try and put the duck on rail the same day as killed, otherwise it might be safer by parcel post.
Weather here dull but fine, it was too rough for bathing to-day, it requires to be fairly smooth on this coast. I was not overtired after my 350 miles railway journey yesterday but was glad to get a good rest between the sheets.
I think you and May must find the house strangely quiet. Now I must close, love from all of us.
Your affectionate Husband
Kath says she will write to May to-morrow.
1.20P.M. Box just arrived.