My dear Father,
I wonder if you would mind choosing a wedding present for Tommy who is being married on the 16th inst.
I think a good sensible & strong (must be strong as he is a rough & ready creature) stick would be best, & if you would get it at Harrods & put it down to me there, it would be all right or I could send you a cheque. I owe you a lot now, so please do as you like. I should like an inscription.
R. G. T.
H. J. C. P. with two dates
I will write him a line to tell him to expect it.
I have just received the enclosed which may interest you. Would you keep it for me