10 Oct 1893

Scope and Content

On her last letter, Grandpa's birthday present to her, a commission to finish a head for Mr Holt, an order for Gershom to do a water colour of Hardknott, income, her new cook and being economical, Lottie leaving and Ursula wanting to go with her, Dora sitting on Barbara's doll and squashing it, Barbara helping with washing and ironing, Gershom going to paint at Hard Knott, taking Dora and Barbara to Seascale, driving with the Holts, the children's conversations as they built sandcastles, and her friend Dora Blythe dying leaving two little girls and a husband.