My dear Aimie, Thank you for the trouble you have taken about it. It confirms what I have heard said before by the wise. Do [grieve?] in your own time, but don't [endow?] for future generations. Thank you too for asking Miss M[owbray?] for the book, I cannot think what I did with it. Miss Sinclair and I have had a great search for Mrs Steel's MS, but we cannot light upon anything that can be it at all at all, and a MS without its own name or the name of its author does seem rather a hopeless 'objective' -Is that a new word? as a noun -I have first been reading a book about the [G/Sanders?] which repeatedly calls Gordon the 'objective' of the expedition! I have promised Miss M[owbray?] a lecture for the first Friday
in November - October is too much eaten up with other things. We had the Dedication first and the harvest afterwards, and on Sunday Mr [Harsley?] is to discourse to us on waifs & strays. Do you know Dame Gretchen's Geese - I recommend it as a Temperance reading. I wish you well through the bread and butter. Yours affectly CM Gorge.
Written at Elderfield.