[I think this letter was written, sealed and sent ashore for posting after RW had boarded but before Majestic finally got under way on Thursday 21/2/35]
CUNARD WHITE STAR
[≤ Thursday 21/2/35]
Not bunks for me, but ornate beds, and chests of drawers & wardrobes galore. A marvellous wash place with twin basins, h & c, & an ornate mirror of vast [...] above. I have a nice little writing desk & arm chair & sofa, and a steward & stewardess to tuck me up & kiss me good night. It only remains now to get on with the job we are really here for – crossing the Atlantic.
Before sealing up this may I remind you
1] Get Robin get the heater home for the bath room.
2] Remember to get the poplars pruned down – not by Burton [gardener?].
Cut through the main leader close down to the lowest branches close down to the lowest buds. All cuts to be diagonal & with a sharp instrument.
Now must dress for dinner,
All my love,