26 Rue du Mont Thabor
30th November 1915
My dear Eugénie,
Just a few lines to convey to you all our best wishes to you for many happy returns of the day, good health to you.
I wrote to you last June and trust that you received my letter all right.
I was in London again in August but, unfortunately, could not manage to run down to see you for, as soon as my business was over, I had to hurry back.
Was sorry to hear of Cyril’s being wounded, but glad when announced that the wound was a slight one. Did he manage to get a convalescent leave? When you write, tell me all about the boys.
How is Julius? I trust well. How do all these men regulations affect his business?
Here things are by no means bright, I keep my office open in hopes of better days. So far, I think I have been able to cover my office expenses, but that is about all. It is no good expecting anything better so long as the war lasts, and the only thing to do is to be patient, and feel confident that things will in course of time look up again.
I was in Geneva about a month ago and should have liked to have stopped on my way back to see Gus, but it was not possible to do so under the present difficult conditions of travelling. No one seems to have heard from him for a long time. I fear therefore he is not improving in condition.
We have had it pretty cold here but it has again turned to damp.
I trust your health is now generally better and with our united love to you all, and renewed best wishes.
I remain, my dear Eugénie
Your affectionate brother
J W R Mourilyan