Letter 1950-08-20 Fanny Foote- Donald Lang

Cheltenham Aug 20th 1950

Dear Donald,

We have just spent four days in Oxford, & could have done with four more. However we hope to go back later in the year. Our Cousin Gilbert Wiblin a lad about my age (Aunt Fanny is 73), took us over many of the colleges, beautiful buildings many of them are, & they all have large quadrangles of perfect lawns & gardens. The finest one is Magdalen, where your great great great grandfather was chaplain at the time of his death aged 39. It is by the river, & has a beautiful park with deer in it. We hear from Aunt Eva(sister) & Irwin(son) that you have blossomed into an actor & took a leading part (Hiram Q Spink) in San Marino. Good for you.

Your days at Kings are numbered now, & you will have many regrets when the time comes to leave, after 5 years there. But time doesn’t stop still for any of us & on we go.

Whatever the future holds for you, I hope it will be something good. I know you will be a credit to whatever profession you take up. Hope to see you early next year. With love & best wishes from us both (daughter Elizabeth).

Aunt Fanny


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