My dear Wife,
We were glad to get news this morning of your safe arrival, it was tiresome you just missed the 5.10 train however I suppose you consoled yourself with some tea.
I have just been writing to Judy I hope you and Polly will be able to get to Highgate on Saturday and it will be an easy journey by taxi from Waterloo.
I went to see old Adkins to-day and had tea there, he was fairly well but was poorly on Monday. Ethel called on Mrs Hammond for you but she was out for a walk.
The second big tree is down and now we must get the ground cleared and the new trees and shrubs planted as soon as possible.
We have a lovely bright day but since dusk the wind has risen and I expect it will rain before long.
Ethel had a post card from Mrs Bowden to-day she still improves but cannot be moved yet, if you had time it would not be much out of your way going to Highgate to enquire, 20 Church Row.
The girls enjoyed their afternoon at the Kendalls, the scores were mostly high and Mrs Harrison won the first prize, Miss Peale the “booby”!
Your coffee pot has arrived and the girls propose to try it shortly.
Lady Lifford called on Monday afternoon but nobody was at home, however she found Mrs Ashwin in, so Miss Holmes said.
It is past bed time and the lamp is going down so I must say good night. The girls join in love to you and all at Marshgate House
Your affectionate Husband