30th June 1913

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Monday 30th June 1913 Cab strikes in Paris; the Mater’s holiday plans fall through; Arthur may have to wait an extra day to see his beloved Dollie: Arthur to Dollie Leadenhall Street, E.C. Thanks so much for your two dear … Continued

29th June 1913

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Sunday 29th June 1913 Arthur goes to Mass, an exhausting machine gun practise, and still finds energy to play tennis in the summer heat; only five more days till Dollie’s return: Arthur to Dollie Belsize Grove, N.W. I’ve just had … Continued

28th June 1913 – pm

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Saturday June 28th 1913 Arthur has had a hectic day, but still finds time to write to Dollie after dinner at “the Joes”; Weddings and Wormwood Scrubbs: Arthur to Dollie Downside Crescent   9.45pm Just a short little note to bid … Continued

28th June 1913

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Saturday 28th June 1913 Dollie continues to worry about their future; the Children’s party at the Grove; Wolter’s wedding; firing at Wormwood Scrubs! Arthur to Dollie Belsize Grove, N.W. 9.35am Thanks very much for the letter and post card which … Continued

27th June 1913

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Friday 27th June 1913 Disaster! The opportunity to talk to the Pater about their future has been lost – for now; Arthur thinks the machine gun exam went ok; Wolter’s stag night; aviation pioneer Claude Grahame-White flies overhead: Arthur to … Continued

26th June 1913

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Thursday 26th June 1913 The machine gun exam is cancelled; Battle of the Flowers at Hendon; friend Wolter is to marry soon – if only it could be Arthur and Dollie’s turn to wed! Arthur to Dollie: Belsize Grove, N.W. … Continued

25th June 1913

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Wednesday 25th June 1913 Hurrah! Dollie will be back as planned; Alexandra Day; Ladies Day; Poincare has at last arrived – shame about the rain. Arthur to Dollie Belsize Grove, N.W. Thanks awfully for your dear letter of yesterday. I’m … Continued

24th June 1913

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Tuesday 24th June 1913 Arthur’s first machine gun exam; spellbinding Torchlight Tattoo at Chelsea; Poincare arrives – Vive la France! Arthur to Dollie Leadenhall Street, E.C. Thanks for your dear letter which arrived this morning with a welcome companion for … Continued

23rd June 1913

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Monday June 23rd 1913 Dollie’s Mater has settled her holiday plans; Pater is off to Scotland to the Naval Architects; London is made ready to receive Poincare: Arthur to Dollie Leadenhall Street, E.C. Thanks awfully for your two letters, which … Continued

22nd June 1913

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Sunday 22nd June 1913 More Territorial training; the Horse Show is considered a flop; Alexandra Day; more anxiety about the Mater’s holiday arrangements: Arthur to Dollie Belsize Grove, N.W. It was awfully sweet of you to write me that card … Continued

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