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Aug 21 Rounton Grange Dearest Mother The enclosed will you read and destroy. It is nice to think of Willie's delight in his job.
Aunt Florence came over to see me this morning and stayed to lunch. She is very calm and wise but dreadfully unhappy. Aunt Maisie comes to her tonight and Sylvia to us. I'm glad Aunt M. will be at Arncliffe. Dorothea is suffering a good deal from nervous shock and has been sent to bed where she is to be kept for a day or two. Her children are all here and are angels of goodness.
It was Belloved of Herbert to suggest coming but it's much too far say the Arncliffe people, and I agree. The funeral, we've just heard, is at 11 on Saturday. The post goes. Your ever affectionate daughter Gertrude
Ivor went to M'bro [Middlesbrough] this morning and then with Maurice motored to the pits and has not come back yet. So wise of him not to do nothing but think.