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October 7, 1891

My own darling,

I am only too pleased to get your letter so don’t trouble about writing if you think you would like to write oftener in fact I should like two to my one if you could manage it.

Yes dear I will get some flannel (Welsh) if you let me know how much to get and would you like some for yourself. I want some socks. I think I had better get them here too; it is kind of you love to offer to make the shirts for me. I feel in your debt such a lot but hope to re pay you some day.

I think we or rather they are going up to LLymystyn (I must get you used to these Welsh words for when you have a Welsh husband you will want them) in about three weeks time and they go to Walcot in the week after next.

We have 6 extra people here staying for the shooting. Partridge and Pheasant. They go up to LLymystyn for some more Grouse shooting. I should think it will be quite a grand house when they do enter.
You told me in one letter that you weighed 10 stone I am so glad because you will be able to match me a bit better. I should think I go 16 now and am getting bald has become my main station in life, so now my dear I must close with fondest love from your own Bob.

They come up to town in Nov.
The end

[Letter in the same envelope, no date]
[note at top] I shall want Mother’s letter to keep it safe.

My dear Jinnie,

Many thanks for dear letter and also for information about the flannel.

No love, I am not as big as I said it was only nonsense and you did not read my letter right; it should read I am getting bald not bold. If I put bold, it must have seemed very bombastic. No dear I am not bold enough however, I shall get on alright I dare say.

I shall get the flannel one of these days but I’m in no hurry. I was going to send you a fiver as you have no money, but thought perhaps you had some of your sister** but if you would like some, let me know and you can have it, anytime you know that don’t you?

You had not used to mind asking me and I don’t see why you should now.

I have had a letter from Mother this morning which I enclose for you to read, but don’t tell Lee** or she will tell mother. You can say that I have told you if you talk to Lee about it.

I don’t think I should like you to be anyone else’s wife if I did, that is unless it would be the means of getting you a comfortable home.

You will be pleased to hear that Mother has got my books and things from Birmingham.

I hope they are not cruel to Will’s child, if they are it’s a d---d shame (excuse that won’t you) but it is really.

It would be nice if I could have you with me always but have not pluck enough yet. It’s a big undertaking, don’t you think to love.

We go to Walcott for a week or 10 days on Sat. next and then on to LLymystyn for a like number of days.

I am sorry I did not tell you that I had written to pap** and also about the Coat, I have had it a long time but don’t think a lot of it; Bone would have made me a better for the money.

So now love I must close with fondest love from your own Bob. I have just kissed the last word Bob, you can have it, send me one on Jinnie.

[Letter in same envelope]
My own darling,
It was such a pleasure to get your two letters this morning. I had a grand read in bed. I have no fear of you going off with anyone else now like I used to have, but don’t hurt yourself with anyone else will you love if you were a little indiscreet. I should love you forever and you don’t know what that would mean to me.

I am glad you got the flannel alright but wish I could have got the other two yards for you. Will they be of any use if I send them? That’s where you make a great mistake ******* that you chest is not weak because it us and I hope you will take care this winter because I believe it will be a severe one, so you must make those bodices for yourself and never mind about my shirts. You ought not to make them any bigger than you did the last because I am no heavier that I was when I left London, but make your own first. I thought it was something very secret that you wanted to make.

Our People are going away for about a fortnight soon. Do you think you would be too pleased to see if I came up? It’s rather a big price the fare is, but I thought I would go home first if they would have me and then come up, mind you I am not certain and I had no business to let you expect me, had I love and then disappoint you.

Lord Powis hasn’t got a valet yet. The Footman has to valet him and he can’t load guns. Do you think I ought to offer to go and load for him? Tell me what you think about it.

So now love, I must close with fondest love from your own loving Bob.

2 reponses to "October 7, 1891"

1. Many thanks for your help

Many thanks for your help Janice :)

2. "but thought perhaps you had

"but thought perhaps you had some of your sister but if you would like some, let me know and you can have it" Written correctly as it is.

"That’s where you make a great mistake ******* that you chest is not weak" The word is fancying, the f matches another on another page, the a is clear, the y and the ing below are clear. "fancying" matches in both context and appearance.

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