Letter from Gertrude Jekyll to Mrs Furze

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The identity of Mrs Furze is uncertain. The name Furze did not appear in a search of the 1901 and 1911 census for Frimley and Camberley. Two women with the surname Furse were found in records relating to Camberley:

According to the 1911 census, Lieutenant Colonel William Thomas Furse (1865-1953) and his wife Jean Adelaide Evans Furse nee Gordon (1874-1954), were at Crawley Hill House, Camberley. Lieutenant Colonel Furse was Deputy Assistant Quartermaster General, Intelligence, at Army Headquarters 1905-1907, and General Staff Officer at the Staff College, Sandhurst Royal Military College, Camberley, 1908-1911 [source: angloboerwar.com]

Also according to the 1911 census, Edmund and Jessie Furse, who married on 15 Sep 1903, were living with Jessie's parents in Athallan Grange, Frimley. The Royal Aero Club records show Edmund William Furse of Gotham House Camberley gaining his flying certificate on 8 Sep 1915