Captain Arthur David LINKLATER 1879 - 1955
His Life Afloat and Ashore: Adventures (ii)
Come, my friends, tis not too late to seek a newer world
|Adventures of W.P.1 and
||Left Bombay in Domala. Weight 12-6½
||Met D. on arrival Victoria
||Lunch with D. Ritz
||Received letter from Ds. solicitors
||Intended dept. for London cancelled
||Returned London (Warwick Rd.)
||Met D. Ritz
||Met Jehanjir Victoria
||First visit to Barmouth
||Wired Bombay for remittance
||Arrived Barmouth (Garnett's)
||Telegram from Bob. re. Forth appoint.
||Gave Druitt £500
||Left Barmouth for Scotland
||Left Garnetts for Bryn Glas
||XMAS DAY AT BRYN GLAS. BARMOUTH
||Gave Mrs Jeff's £5.00 re Bath house
* Indicates no other information.
- W.P. is Dum's wife Elsie, to whom he often refers thus in writing. I don't know what it stands for, unless possibly ”Wee Peach’ which I dimly recollect family folklore maintained was his
preferred term of endearment. I have found no other clue in his papers. She is never “W.P.” when writing to someone other than himself. In his letters to
Dick for example, she is “funny mum” or variants thereon.
- Where the Roxburghs had a property
- Presumably the termination of his contract
- Dum's son! so probably tonsillectomy rather than having an eye out or an arm off.
He was 5 on the 15th August, so kepy no diary at this stage.
- Jehanjir was Dhunjibhoy's solicitor and witness to the 1919
- Barmouth is a seaside resort 25 miles north of Aberystwyth.
Why they went there rather than anywhere else I don't know - so
it should really be a *
- Presumably the name of the landlord or property.
- Bob was Robin Roxburgh. The Forth appointment is dealt with
on the next page
- They finally left Barmouth 2nd January 1924, but spent another
fortnight there in August 1936
- The house name
- An entry for 15th Feb 1924 reads Gave
up option on Bath ho.
There is another entry for 28th February 1924: Mrs
Jefferson left for good 7.p.m.