Sunday 23rdI think
[Actually 25 January 1953]
Dear Mamma and Daddy,
I have to go to work pretty soon, but prefer to listen to some stuff & write. I am taking
the readings for the absolute intensity of some [steel?] reflections.
I have sent letters & cheques to 1. J. dyman Eng.
2. The Penaday Society
3. People's Books
I received an excellent letter from Mariette. Sounds like a fine girl. She might be
completely grown up at the present rate continues by the time I am grown up, the rate of which is
rather uncertain. I must write a letter to her.
Mamma, you darling, my package came. Thank you very much. I have probably already
written you about it. The [Springers?] are superb. They arrived excellent. The dates are very
good; I had had some dates a little while ago; and the nuts I like. They disappeared to quickly. I
like the sweater. It is a lonely color. For indoor wear.
Is Linda coming to see me?
The Daffodils are now blooming furiously. There are immense quantities in the market.
Wild wood daffodil, are 9d a dozen. It has become very cold. I wear my duffel coat and my
lambskin boots. I also have a cold, which I expect will last until summer.
I wish Jim Watson were here. It is rather dull now. Nothing to do. No interesting girls,
just young affected little things only interested in sex, I am in direct manner.
I think I shall go hear the professor's inaugural speech at the R.I. I shall visit the 5 [?] I
guess for the weekend.
I enclose a couple of reprints from The Tatler.