Dear Mother Many thanks for your letter. Sorry to give you so much trouble about the ties. Never mind if you cannot get them. I thought you’d easily get them at a poky little drapers. Topher’s present has arrived, it’s lovely and he’s awfully pleased.
I hope Dreda will have a good time at Bognor. Will she live at the farm.
I was wondering if Paul would have an ff with the King. Yes the Mesopot report was disgraceful. They ought to be hung.
Here’s the address of a good stockbroker. I wish you’d write to him & tell him how your capital is invested & ask him how it could be improved upon. He’s absolutely sound & you need not do anything even if you are allowed to. Tell him your son is a friend of Major Dykes.
Messrs Herbert Davies & Co.
20 Copthall Avenue
You’ll realize how badly you are off considering the capital you’ve always had. He may want paying for his information, I will do that.
We all hope the war will end in August!
Best love to all
Yr loving son
Had Dreda passed the request for the pre-tied bow ties on to their mother? I can’t think of anything else that Richard had asked for recently that would come from “a poky little drapers”.