19 Boulter Street,
20. 2. 21.
My dearest Mother,
Very many thanks for your letter and note, and the cake, which is delicious. I am sure Mac will enjoy it. Fancy him being 21. I have sent you off a parcel of washing – lots of it. I have heard from Phyllis, and written to say that next week-end will be all right.
The S.C.M. gives a Bazaar on March 2nd. Could you possibly let me have some ginger biscuits for it? Also if you could send me some net, I would try to run up a camisole for it. Would you please give Phyllis my watch to bring with her? It is in my little drawer in my chest of drawers. Arthur can get it mended for me both quickly and cheaply, as he knows a watchmaker here who was an R.F.C. man.
What shall I do about the expenses of Phyllis’visit? Miss Betnay ought to have at least 10/-, and I shall need a little extra for housekeeping. Will you settle it up with Phyllis before she comes?
We have had quite an amusing week. Toggers has been on the last three days. Magdalen is coming down, at which every one rejoices. I hope Worcester get them tomorrow. Worcs. are doing very well, much to our delight, as Kenneth is rowing 6 in their first eight, which by making a bump every day has arrived at the 4th place in the 1st division, and ought to get Magdalen I tomorrow. Merton and Corpus have each distinguished themselves by making two bumps on the same day, while rowing sandwich boat. You remember little Marsden? He is coxing Wadham I and has already two bumps to his credit.
Today I have been to hear Jo and Doris sing in the Eglesfield choir at Queen’s in the St. John Passion. I don’t like it so well as the St Matthew, and Besly1 took it too loudly.
Please give my best love to Daddie and Max.
Your loving daughter,
1Besly – Maurice Besly, at this time organist and director of Music at Queen’s College, and conductor of the Oxford Choral Society. He was a composer and conductor and later a solicitor.
Next letter to be posted on 27 February 2018.