| Shared note|
Letter from May, daughter of his Aunt Mary Keep nee Bunting on 6 May 1896from Beechfield, Ampton Rd., Edgbaston
My Dear Will
I was only thinking before Breakfast this morning that I must send you aline for your birthday tomorrow - when lo & behold! when I got downstairsthe Father told me the news of you which must have a letter - birthday orno birthday! Dear old Will! I do rejoice with you in your happyengagement to Miss Green. From what Nell (CE Dunkley) used to tell me ofher. I always thought she must be so very nice; & that she is our dearNell's special friend says what she must be, doesn't it? You are indeedfortunate to have won her. and then I must also tell you that I think sheis very happy to have your faithful love. You have been such a splendidson and brother, that you are deserving of this great happiness, dearWill. We shall be so glad to know her & I hope one day she will come &stay with us. Do tell her how very, very glad we are to welcome her asour new cousin. I haven't liked to write to you for fear you might thinkit was intruding - but may I first say here how glad I was to hear of youjoining the Chuch. May every blessing rest on you & yours. Ever believeme your loving cousin
P.S. Mother says she must write you her congratulations herself - herfirst letter since her illness.