H. Stanhope to Kathleen, London, October 29, [1907]

BCARS
Add MSS 412
Box 6 File 4-10

26 EGERTON GARDENS
s.w.
29th October

Dear Miss O’Reilly

Your letter was forwarded to me the other day in Scotland. I had, just before, been paying a visit to the Earles & I asked after Master Laurence. As far as I remember he never seems to have gone to Vancouver Island at all, but went straight on to some place on the C.P.R .from which he went to climb mountains & was driven back eventually by snowstorms. He did’nt stay at Banff, he said it seemed too civilised so perhaps he thought the same of Victoria. I am dining out tonight & believe I shall meet his sister, I will tell her how he has misbehaved himself.

When I was abroad I went to Wildbad for a week as an after cure after Wiesbaden quite a small place, I dont believe it alters at all, & we had some good walks through the woods & some drives. there were two ladies there I knew.  I gave up German, I found myself using Arabic chiefly, they dont seem to understand their own tongue.

I am so glad that Jack is so well again after his operation but what hard luck losing all your camp outfit. I wonder how the five started, did you leave some broken bottles knocking about? I have just returned from Scotland.

work has begun again at the Home Counties. I saw my mother up North. She was very well I think electric treatment dieting, & three weeks at Buxton have done good as I notice she gets about now more easily. The weather in Scotland was rather trying to the temper. I got a few salmon in the “Ness”, but did little grouse shooting, as my knee is not in good enough condition yet, though I think it is really getting right again.

I dont like the London pavements at all, they dont do it any good. Please remember me to Jack, I will give your message to my mother.

Yours very sincerely

Harry Stanhope

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