19 Boulter Street,
27. 2. 21.
My dearest Mother,
Very many thanks for your letter and the money, which came with the stockings. I will be as careful as I can with the money. Thank you very much also for the shortbread and gingerbreads which came with Phyllis. Auntie Lucy sent me a cake this week, too, so I am well off, fortunately, as this is being a very sociable week-end.
I met Phyllis quite punctually yesterday and brought her home in triumph. We are having a very nice time together. Yesterday we went to Magdalen to evensong, and after supper Doris and Joyce came in. Yesterday and this morning were gloriously fine, but this afternoon it has turned very cold, and the sun has gone in. However we had a very nice stroll through Mesopotamia this morning, on the way home from which we met Arthur.
Toggers finished up well, Worcester having bumped Magdalen, to everybody’s great joy. The House was never in danger of losing the first place, and New College rowed well for the second, while Worcester certainly deserved its third place. Corpus and Merton were the other two heroes of the occasion, each doing about 5 bumps each, and both bridged the gap between the second and first divisions.
On Thursday Carnegie Simpson1 talked to an S.C.M. group at L.M.H. on Reunion – a very illuminating affair, for he has been on the commission of the Free Church Council that has prepared an answer to the Lambeth appeal on the question of Reunion. For once among women there was quite a keen discussion afterwards.
On Friday I had an interesting woman to tea. She is an old student of ours, who has come up to read and practise psycho-analysis. She really proved extraordinarily interesting. I read a seminar paper on children’s dreams on Thursday, and so was well up in the subject.
I am sorry Daddie has had a check. Still, we must hope for the best. I hope Max’s cold is really better, and that you are not worrying too much about the pair of them.
Your loving daughter,
1Carnegie Simpson and Reunion, at this stage the question of Anglicans and other reformed churches uniting. High Anglicans demanded the re-ordination of nonconformist ministers – which the latter considered impossible as it would ‘bastardise’ their forefathers – and the denial of the chance for nonconformists to preach from Anglican pulpits.
Next letter to be posted on 5 March 2018.