From the Rector, Exeter College, Oxford - Has heard from Louis Clarke that they are both unwell and expresses his sympathy.
Woodend, Perth Road, Dundee - Is sorry to hear Aunt Lilly is unwell, they are very glad Ashman is looking after him; they get sirens a fair amount, but it does not worry her mother.
62 Bolingbroke Rd., London, W.14. - Sends his best wishes on their anniversary.
Woodend, Perth Road, Dundee - Hopes Lilly is getting better; she is laid up with rheumatism; many friends visit, including the curate who brought her a gas mask; Frances is on many committees and takes good care of her.
94 Northumberland St., Higher Broughton, Manchester [note at top in unidentified hand: Date of Lady Frazer's stroke 19-3-41] - Watts are keen to publish "Those Evening Bells" but not immediately; they are also interested in publishing Frazer's letters, is arranging them in order and finds them interesting; Blackies would like to publish passages from introductions and epilogues; asks to be paid £1 a week.
Princess Hotel, Bermuda - Could not go to Sir James' 87th birthday party as she was virtually 'commanded' to Bermuda, where she shares a farmhouse with her sisters; hopes they are well.
13 Maple Avenue, Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Manchester - Upset to find them weak and tired; discusses the possibility of a book of letters, approaching Lund Humphries, writing to the "Times" asking for letters from friends; offers advice about "Those Evening Bells": approaching the "Glasgow Herald" to see if they'd publish the stories about his early life.
13 Maple Avenue, Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Manchester - Her services to Sir James have never been fully appreciated, and there would have been more about this in the biography if she had not cut the passages; is awaiting Watts' reply about 'Evening Bells'; has looked at Sir James' correspondence, has been 'struck by the interest and variety of the letters', thinks there could be an interesting volume from them, suggests getting them printed by Lund Humphries and published by Watts; 'The Golden Bough' can be sent to him and he can prepare the 'Pages' as soon as she wishes.
The Brae Cottage, Grayswood, Haslemere, Surrey - Her Temple home has been blasted, then bombed, once again bombed, and now is a complete ruin; has distributed her furniture but has become ill again.
13 Maple Avenue, Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Manchester - Would have written New Year's wishes earlier but two days before Christmas his house was 'fairly blown down', though the family was in Yorkshire, he was at home 'but received little damage'.
as from 36 Oxford Rd, Cambridge [a postscript: 'We are not allowed to give our address, hence my Cambridge address!!'] - Was sorry to say goodbye in October; went to Sheffield, then Woolwich, where a bomb killed others in his shelter, is now in the Foreign Office working for MI8, 45 miles from Cambridge [Bletchley Park], is working with a lot of Cambridge men, including Adcock; it is of great interest to his fellow workers that he knows the Frazers and they frequently discuss 'The Golden Bough'; is grateful for their friendship.
Hadstock, Linton, Cambs. - Sends best wishes on Sir James' 87th birthday; is sorry to hear he is paralysed; as for an assistant to read to Sir James, recommends someone who read to his father, Miss Maris, but notes, 'She was at Newnham but that does not mean that her reading is impeccable'.
Laregan, France Lynch, Stroud, Glos. - Birthday greetings, a bit late; recommends Professor Denis Saurat's 'Regeneration'; has enjoyed the Frazer memoir; has become a correspondent of Professor Forsyth and Mrs W. H. Young [Grace Chisholm Young], whose husband has lost his memory and is marooned in Lausanne; is glad to hear good news of the Frazers.
(as at The Laboratory, Citadel Hill, Plymouth) Southbourne Hotel, South Parade, Bath - Is sorry he cannot come [to a birthday party for J.G.F.?] but offers sincere congratulations to her for keeping him happy and healthy; will come visit when back; last term he did not as he did not come downstairs until 4.30 pm, but the hotels he is in now have shaken him out of the habit.
From the Rector, Exeter College, Oxford - Was invited to a 'rest' in Wales, but hears today that the house has lost all of its windows due to bombs; knows she has heard his son Jack was lost on H.M.S. Glorious, a sorrow that eclipses the loss of Jersey; his three sisters are cut off there, but Nora got away in time; is busy at Exeter, where they have lost dons and servants and he is back to some old duties of examining for scholarships, etc.
Macfarlane Lang & Co Ltd, Glasgow - Understands the Lord Provost has sent the money he promised; sends a cheque for £10 from Charles Glen, late Deacon Convener of the Trades House.
City Chambers, Glasgow - Sends a Christmas and New Year remembrance; 'the Old City is wearing well and maintaining its industrial dignity against all the attacks of aggression'.
2 Cleveden Crescent, Glasgow, W.2. - Encloses a gift of £40 from himself and the Manager of the Drapers' Fund Sir William Marshall, with a promise from the Lord Provost of £30 more. Writes of one or two bombs dropped in the East End of Glasgow; his son Robert has arrived from London where the factory has been hit and damaged, and whose house was wrecked, notes his description of London is different from what they hear on the wireless.
High Biggin, Musley Hill, Ware, Herts. - Thanks them for their nice letter, sends a box from France with a copy of a specimen in the Louvre; despite the war, believes in the power of the mystery of love; is looking forward to reading Frazer's biography.
c/o Dr Griffith C.B.E., The Brae Cottage, Grayswood, Haslemere, Surrey - Would like to know how they got through the nights when London was bombed, their beloved Temple injured, and Plowden Buildings windows and casements blown out; has come across Dr and Mrs [Sydney?] Scott, to whom she loaned her biography of Frazer.