My dearest Wife,
I have just returned from the school managers’ meeting, which is now held at 8 P.M., and will write my intended letter to you.
As Judy has ceased to whoop now I think we may safely send her back to school next Tuesday and I am writing to Miss Lacey to that effect, she seems quite ready to admit the child and says she will sleep in the same room as Violet Kuranda who has also just recovered from the cough, this just by way of precaution.
I am sorry to hear to-day that there are two or three cases of scarlatina in the village (there have been 40 at Bretforton) fortunately it seems of a mild type.
Mr Macdonald has been to see Dr Harry who finds he has muscular contractions of the heart, he hopes to do something for it by treatment but meanwhile he is not to exert himself physically but the doctor thinks he is better at his work at present as he does not want him to get depressed.
We are glad to find you continue to gain a little strength and are able to do a little more each day, I have numerous enquiries about you and many of the village people are hoping to see you back before long and so say all of us, however we must not let you undertake the journey till the doctor thinks it prudent, just lately it has been so damp and cool at times that I have felt it was just as well you were still away and perhaps some nice settled weather will await you when you do come.
Charlotte and Dolly stay in London till 18th and then the latter goes for a week’s visit to Bath &c after which she will be ready to come to us if convenient Charlotte will return to Folkestone but would I think be pleased to join Dolly here if her visit comes off, Charlotte will have to return to Folkestone by July 7th as Miss de Costabadie goes away then, she has seen the Balleines in London who were on their way to Lucerne, she went to Sydenham with Dolly on Sunday and was quite pleased with their house.
Old Mrs Ashwin came up the road to-day with Mrs Henderson to see the roses there were also those on the barn and then I saw them and brought them through the garden. They have got up with the fountain as far as the horse trough, I think it will be quite an imposing structure. May and I do some gardening of an evening when the weather permits. Judy is still very busy with her dairy work.
With much love to you dear, and also to Ethel
I am ever
Your loving Husband
In the absence of news this morning conclude all is going on well.