Add MSS 412 Box 6 File 2
Oct. 30th [1892?]
My dear Mrs. O’Reilly
I’m afraid I have been rather long in answering your last letter – the fact is I have been living a life daily & all day long of shooting, fishing, golfing &c, so that settling down to a letter was beyond me – it has got me in to hot water with one or two relatives, but I can find time to soothe them with an occasional telegram. I came down to Scotland yesterday & am staying with a parson uncle or rather archdeacon to give him his full title. Life is quieter especially as they have all gone to afternoon church – but Herefordshire was always a dull old country & such a lot of houses where I used to know people are now let to nouveaux riches and others – I am forgetting our own place. I’m going next week to stay about four miles from there, & am thinking of driving over & asking to be allowed to look at it. but I must not abuse the people there as they are very kind I always hear. I have met them myself.
I calculate it is 2 months & 10 days now since I wrote to Mr. O’Reilly. I had no idea he had to go to such inaccessible places. However patience is the only thing. I am anxious to hear if you have got the box I sent out via Mr. Williamson, & that the ring has reached you safely. I congratulate you on the success of your bazaar – though it must have been hard work. I was at one last week in Glasgow where a zany lady made $1000 at her own stall alone. She told me not to take more than half a crown with me, so I did’nt, I hope all are well & that your winter will not be a rainy one. Ever yours sincerely
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