14th December 1914
My dear Eugénie
Thank you for your last letter, it was nice that Julius was able to see George and Cyril at Sydenham. I wish you and Julius very many happy returns of your wedding day and enclose a little cheque as a present to get what small thing you like. You will of course be sorry if George and Cyril will not be able to be with you on Christmas Day, but of course they must all obey orders and most likely we shall not have Harry either, we have not seen him since we came home, he thought he might be coming and then all leave was cancelled, but I shall have Anna and Dalgarno and perhaps Henriette, but she wants to go to Bordeaux if I think it safe. I can’t say I do but I must get a man’s opinion before influencing her. I think the sea is very dangerous around our coasts with all those mines about and I fancy she means to go by sea, for the land journey would be very long I imagine. Fanny, Charlie and their children and going to spend Christmas with Mrs Walton this year but the Monday before Christmas we shall go to Pembridge House and be at their breaking up entertainment. I must close now with my love to you all.
Your very affectionate sister
Mary Anna Robinson
PS – Anna received your letter this morning and I was so glad to hear of Ethel’s legacy from her Godmother.