Griff writes to Ida whilst heading to his holiday on the Isle of Wight. In London he bumped into someone he knew on the tube, an auditor "who hates Manchester." Well we just shan't invite him again.
He writes about his London comings and goings and then about his activities on the Isle of Wight, remarking the warship in Portsmouth Harbour. Where he is staying is pleasant, he's learning darts courtesy of the hotel manager, and "everything is alright about Ventor with the exception of a number of trousered dames." Ah his opinions on ladies dress rear their head again.
He wonders if she sees these letters he writes to her, addressed to her at the Matthay School of Music, before the principal Miss Collens lays her eyes on them.
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.