Ray [Strachey] to Pippa [Philippa Strachey]

Scope and Content

Everyone there 'extraordinarily gloomy and unhappy'. She has Barbara (her first child, then quite young). Not proposing to come to town till 7 Sep 1914 unless P says she wants help. Just received a letter from Miss Bondfield 'one of the most obscure letters I've ever seen, because it was so badly worded'. Various personal news of war work and jobs. Sent from Rickettswood, Charlwood.