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Mary Llewelyn Davies to Sylvia du Maurier - 1890


Letter from Mary Llewelyn Davies to Sylvia, 23 July 1890

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K. L, July 23rd. [1890?]

Dearest Sylvia,
This seems to be your elegant little property. I was going to send it to you, and now I have your dear note to thank you for. It is good to hear you are all right again. I fear your mother will be afraid to trust you away again! but perhaps not to me! We shall look forward to having you and Arthur with us in September, when you have finished your Whitby time ....
"The 3 little boys"* are very happy. They have played a good deal of tennis, and Arthur's net is much appreciated. They have also been improving my steps down into the field, and they have gathered a lot of fruit for Elizabeth's jam, as well as for private consumption! Do you think that much of Arthur's picking wd. go for jam? The strawberries have been splendid, and the roses too. Harry is often at the Willies', and the boys have started reading some Shakespeare with him at the Cottage! Here comes tea — I wish you were coming in too to share it. How glad I shall be to have the photographs.
Goodbye darling,
Your loving,

* presumably Harry, Crompton and Theodore.


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