- 22 Sept 
Mill House, Westcott, Dorking. - Thanks Sir George for his letter; delayed answering it for a few days as they wanted to see their architect [F. A. Richards?]. They went over the site with him yesterday; he seemed to think the work was 'progressing very satisfactorily', and that the next bill might be due some time next month. They would therefore be 'very grateful' to Sir George if he could 'pay in the other £500'. She will have to see about 'providing for the rest in the course of next month'. The walls of the ground floor are up and the first floor is now being raised; the architects are pleased with the builders and think them 'careful workers'.
It was 'most interesting' to go over the site with the architect and "Miss [Margaret] Waterfield, a great gardening authority': they 'roughly planned the laying out' and decided what should be done before the winter. Miss Waterfield was 'delighted with the view and the site & thought it might gradually be made into something very beautiful & original, as the ground is so irregular & full of beautiful trees'.
They were 'very sorry to hear about Mrs Thompson's accident [see 11/153]; wishes she could go over and play the violin to her 'while she is laid up which might cheer her'. Sends her love and Robert's.