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Wednesday 95 Sloane Street. Dearest Father. It is very close here and has been raining a good deal - I think of ordering a tasteful costume for Ascot consisting of a short skirt a waterproof and a large umbrella! I found Florence on the look out for me at 95 - Grandmamma was very glad to have the latest news of you and delighted it was so good. Florence and I arranged the flowers at 95 and did the dinner table at 90 most elegantly - I dine there tonight instead of Aunt Bessie who has backed out. The rest of the party are Lady Edward John Cavendish and Mr Chirol. Then I had a long talk with Auntie Mary who seems very brisk and well. Then I had my hairs washed and felt like a Christian - again. All my aunts came to tea and were great dears - Auntie Ada looks wonderfully well.
I took Florence with me to try on my gown and we walked together in the square until a storm of rain came on and drove us in.
Auntie Maisie asks me to dine with her Friday and go to a ball and Maurice is to come to dinner if she can possibly find a place for him and at any rate to come in directly after dinner and go to the ball too. Will you ask Mother to telephone him this - Clive Dixon is coming in after dinner and going to the ball - Johnsons, Lascelleses etc intil't. Ever your very affectionate daughter Gertrude