12. E. Scott-Stokes to Harrod, Aug. 9th [1921].

[The only letter from Elizabeth Scott Stokes in the Harrod Collection]

Lee End Lane,



Aug. 9th [1921]

Dear Roy,

Many congratulations; we have both been meaning to write for the last ten days, when we saw the results in the Times; I suppose there was never any doubt that you would get a first, but all the same the achievement must be very gratifying. We are both delighted.

Poor Mr Woodruffe! & Mr Beechman! they must be very annoyed.

We came back on Bank Holiday, from a very good fortnight of visits. All of them very restful, except for two hectic days at Winchester with the Jacobs. Ernest was as kindlily paternal as ever & very gracious; the Russells were of the party too; do you know Mrs Russell; She is perfectly beautiful & very nice, but I do dislike her husband.

Thank you so much for your letter, which gave us both very much joy. Mille mercis.

I hope that you & your Mother found some suitable spot for your holiday-making. You must come & visit us again in the Spring, if you can bear babies.

With many congratulations from us both,

Yours Elizabeth Scott Stokes

  1. 1. British Library, Harrod Collection, Folder Add. 72732, fol. 100 (transcribed by Charity Scott Stokes)

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