0Wednesday. 10th [May 1911]—3 Savile Row
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10 May 1911 — 3 Savile Row
Wednesday. 10th [May 1911]. Nellie joined Charlie here to stay a day or 2 with me. Out with Nela driving after lunch. We went to Schomberg House to write our names on Pss Christian & in the hall of the house met Pss Victoria her daughter who kissed us & told Nela she had admired her dress last night & was delighted at her general appearance. “You are a great credit” she added laughing. Returned home at 4.30 & leaving Nela took up Eda & we drove to Waterloo Station—there met Mr Biddulph & went down by train to Richmond—from there drove to his house at Petersham—Douglas House a lovely suburban house wh formerly belonged to the Queensborough family & contains all their old furniture & pictures. After having tea in the conservatory which an inscription on the wall says was built by Lady H-Scott in memory of “Berina” Miss Berry we went round the grounds & saw the Pavilion Mr Biddulph has created for the “boy scouts”—& after I sat alone in the garden while Mr B & Eda went for a further walk to see the church &c. It was a lovely calm warm evening & the cuckoo was making himself heard. The birds singing—there is nothing more beautiful in its way than our English landscape—fine trees, beautiful green lawns & well kept flower borders. I enjoyed the quiet scene & thought of many people & things. The manager of the Bank of Egypt at Alexandria arrived from London for dinner & we all then returned to London by 9.45 train.

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