145 Iffley Road
My dearest Mother,
Ever so many thanks for your letter and the cheque on Wednesday, and also for your parcel, letter and the note yesterday. The white skirt you enclosed fits beautifully, and looks very nice. I sat down and trimmed my hat there and then, and it looks charming. Thank you so much for discovering the ribbon and the roses.
We are having a very hectic time this week. I never enjoyed an Eights Week so much. On Thursday we had a Hall party on the river in a punt. On Friday we were entertained by Gilbert on Balliol barge – and were taken by Doris to the Ladies Musical Society’s concert at the Town Hall in the evening – Myra Hess at the piano. Yesterday we parted company, as Mrs Otway asked me to go on the river with their party, her two sisters, Mr Otway, and a man from Jaggers1. Mr Otway is a padre doing the Education Course. He comes immediately from Australia, but was born and bred in England, and did Theol. up here at Teddy Hall.
Today we are going to Newnham Courtney by river with Gilbert and Arthur, Doris being chaperone. Tonight we go to Balliol Concert at Gilbert’s invitation.
Please tell Daddie I will send him the balance sheet he requests!
Tomorrow I am to be interviewed by a H. Mistress – I think of Bradford Grammar School, but am not sure. There are plenty of posts in the provinces, but not in London, except one in Westminster for C. of E. only.
They are all eager to be off, so must stop without telling you half the news.
Love to Daddie and Max.
Your loving daughter
On the back of the envelope:
Daddie’s letter to follow
Only one stamp!
1Jaggers is Jesus College, and Teddy Hall is St Edmund Hall.
Next letter to be posted on 29 May 1921.