Griff writes to Ida thinking he saw her at the back of Birch Church last service. He urges her to a series of options for the next time she visits the church so that he can see her after instead of her rushing home. "So with a steadily burning hope, I leave it to you."
He admits he has a lot of work to do with some songs he must learn as "it looks rather unwieldy." He's nervous about singing in front of her but glad the accompaniment and practice, even with "Maestro No.1 at the keyboard."
He hopes she will wear the same dress that she wore to the Matthay School of Music prize giving to the Hallé's first concert of the season.
He admits that while "All Men are Dangerous," their friend Dr. G should marry. His bachelor status has him "simply perspiring with Worry."
He hopes to take Ida to the cinema and has been listening to the radio. He relays comments by author E.M. Delafield who remarked on the subjects favoured different kinds of singers to sing.
Ref: CARROLL/IGC/3 GG
With thanks to the Ida Carroll Trust
Date is unknown.
Part of the #NSM2020 project "A 20/20 Legacy: the centenary of the Northern School of Music" supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.