Griff writes to Ida thanking her for lending a book with a pleasant surprise inscribed in the title page. He languished over it in bed. He's looking forward to receiving the ash tray she's bought him and has cleared a place on his desk in its honour.
Walter Carroll, Ida's dad, has sent him a list of recommended reading which is so comprehensive it "trips me up all over the place." He reckons she must be "suffering from Brittenitis" - she been playing/listening to quite a lot.
He refers to the Manchester Municipal Concerts (performed usually by the Hallé) which she finds unusual and he finds amusing, especially with the unusual repertoire usually programmed.
He laments that the Manchester Women's Orchestra didn't have a new photo made of the musicians when she joined.
"There is nothing like a little innocent craziness in this sometime too logical world." Jolly well right, too.
He arranges to attend the Hallé with her and later the theatre.
After nearly smashing his head through the top of a double decker bus, he walked along Parsonage Rd, mouth agape at the starry sky, so much so that he "swallowed a portion of cobweb." Grim.
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.