A1E Or3 C421
27 July 1912
Dear Miss O’Reilly
I wrote to your brother Frank a short time ago about Mr . Laurence Earle. I wonder if you’ve seen him yet. I was staying with his people near Liverpool when we left England. Since then I have been having a bad time. The night before I left the Earles. I was seized with an acute attack in the shoulder – not so bad as usual as I was able to dress and go to the train – but on arrival in London I had to go to bed and remained there 4 days. I never felt so played out in all my life and it was hard luck as my knee was bad enough as it was. However that has been relieved by Mr. Wells of Elizabeth Street whose name & electric treatment I bless. But I feel the want of something more besides so I am off to Homburg at the end of next week. The treatment there did me good last year, & I hope it will again. I have now told you enough of my woes, and its time I asked after you & trust you have been all well and enjoyed the camping out you were to have on the Cowichan River. I’m glad the passage out was varied by Stracey Aitherne[?] & his re-incarnation. I did’nt know he was so gone on it, & he sounds just the sort of man to get in to the hands of a Toronto real-estater & lost all he ‘s got. I have’nt seen him for some time now and then he turns up in the Club . My mother seems very well. Her knee I think bothers a bit, & she will probably go & do some waters at Buxton before going on to Scotland. But it does’nt interfere with her rushing about all day & going out most nights. London however is emptying & we have hardly any relatives left down South, except my brother Charlie & his wife, who have a house down at East [?] till Aug.1st
I’m just off then for the week end so must make for the train. Remember me please to the brothers.
yrs very sincerely
[on the same page as the envelope postmarked Jul27/12, also with letter of October 28, 1919]
or rotten domestic affairs could be happier . I suppose she will be finding her way out in time ! I have a letter from the old mother today to say how much she will miss you & I’m sure I cannot be too grateful for all the help you have been to her. You must come back & look after her again. I hear from my young friend at Heinemann that Miss Gilbert’s book is out than. perhaps she has not been able to get it type written yet. It’s horrid cold is’nt it, with that [?]gale yesterday but it may mean a fine passage for you
& I hope so – fine all my [section missing]
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