Dick [Richard Strachey] to Pippa [Philippa Strachey]

Scope and Content

The battalion are being sent back to Rawal Pindi and if he can't manage to stop on at Simla for the winter he will accept the Colonel's offer to stop at Umballa with about 200 of the men who are going home in Nov [1898] and then proceed to Pindi by train. Had a busy time at Simla with dissipations of various kinds, chiefly theatricals. Following 'The White Elephant' came 'Mahatma', Tableaux, 'The Mousetrap' and coming on 'The Home Secretary'. Ralph coming to them the following week. Sent from Simla.