My dearest Wife,
After a fine cold day it has turned quite rough and rainy and May and I are glad we got home before it set in.
I despatched the packet of letters after tea as I knew you would be glad to get the earliest possible news of Arthur and now before the evening closes I will write to you.
I was glad to have your letter on Sunday morning and to find that you had been to the Exhibition after all, it would have been a pity to miss it when so near.
So you went to see Mrs Charles Hunt, had her husband returned from Cornwall?
I hope Polly’s headache was only a minor one and that she was able to be about on Sunday when I suppose the boys turned up.
I enclose a letter from Miss Lacey of the Highgate School, in answer to one I wrote her enquiring about scholarships, you will see her reply is somewhat encouraging. To begin with May has written to the Miss Hewelson mentioned, with whom she was at school, (she is a younger sister to Ruth) asking if she can give a nomination. I have replied to Miss Lacey giving as references Mrs Burrows, Sister Miriam, and Mr Chambers, she would probably know one or more of these, I also said that as you were on a visit near London you might probably like to call and see her and the school if convenient and agreeable to her. Now I think it would be very desirable to take Kathleen with you so will you send Miss Lacey’s letter on to Kath soon and see if she can fix upon a time convenient to you both and then you must write to Miss Lacey to try and make the appointment.
If I come up at the week end Saturday would not be exactly the best day unless you could go in the morning. I should think I could about get to Fanny’s in time for lunch if I left Badsey by the 8 o’clock via Stratford, I don’t quite know how far her house is from Addlestone station. Of course next week would do equally well for you and Kath to go to Highgate indeed there is no immediate hurry and in a few days we may learn more as to the possibilities of a nomination for sometime next year.
The girls join in love to all at Marshgate House and with much love to you dear
I am ever
Your loving Husband