Written from 'Julian Hill'. He is staying with his family consisting of his mother and two sisters, Emily and Gertrude (a third sister, Ellen, is away in hospital after a leg amputation). The address is given as Julian Hill (see letter of 1 Jun 1868 where the family house is referred to as 'the Mount'. It is not far from Wembley as he mentions driving over there to see Ellen. No date given, but he mentions his mother as 'better'. She died in 1872. So probable date about 1870 in the Spring.)
Gives family news: Emily and Gertrude both cheery. Family whist in the evening. Beethoven's Sonatas, etc.