BRACERS Notes

Record no. Notes, topics or text
131907

On Harriet's change of name.

131908

BR is considering buying a house at Richmond.

131909

Re insurance.

131910

Tylor, too, bought a house "on the Green" in Richmond.

131911

To buy a house, BR needs a mortgage of £4,000 or £5,000.

131912

Pennington's have found someone to lend BR £4,000 for a mortgage.

131913

The address of the house BR might buy is 2 Old Palace Terrace, Richmond. See record 131914 for the surveyor's report.

131914

In addition to the letter, there are 16 pages of detailed notes on the condition of 2 Old Palace Terrace, all in a custom folder.

131915

Re Dora's quarterly £50.

131916

BR encloses a cheque for Dora.

131917
131918

Re Griffiths' pay.

131919

Tylor's charges for April–September 1958.

131920

Re Dora's quarterly £50.

131921

Tylor's charges.

131922

BR will now be purchasing 43 Hasker St. for £3,300.

131923

BR has paid the water and general rates.

131924

Re the deeds of covenant for the 3 grandchildren.

131925

Re the deeds of covenant that expired 30 April: "I regret that you did not bring the matter to my notice again sooner."

131926

Re deeds of covenant.

131927

Re deeds of covenant.

131928

Re deeds of covenant.

131929

Re deeds of covenant.

131930

Tylor returns a cheque so BR can write the amount in words.

131931

Dora can't have the grandchildren to Cornwall after Christmas.

131932

Re charges for 2 Old Palace Terrace.

131933

Re payment of legal charges. The enclosed accounts relate to 2 Old Palace Terrace and 43 Hasker St.

131934

Tylor encloses 3 forms R. 185 (not present) for BR to sign re Deeds of Covenant.

131935

Tylor cannot accept John's gift of £100.

131936

Re John's gift of £100 for Tylor and Mrs. Tylor, and John's improvement in some respects.

131937

Re the grandchildren's Easter holidays.

131938

Re the normal quarterly payment to Dora.

131939

BR sends a cheque.

131940

Re receipt of cheque.

131941

Re the Easter holidays in Cornwall for the grandchildren.

The carbon of BR's reply is typed over Tylor's letter; see record 131942.

131942

The Easter vacation dates are satisfactory.

131943

Re legal charges.

131944

Re Dora's new bank account for John.

131945

Re a new draft will for BR. Tylor has provided that BR's literary trustees are to be Edith and Stanley Unwin.

131946

Receipts for legal charges.

131947

Tylor sends a draft codicil for Edith's will. There is no longer a legacy for Edith's mother.

131948

Edith states that she and BR agree to the draft changes in their wills.

131949

A page (at least) is missing from Tylor's letter. At one time it was stapled to it.

Re Dora assisting Kate to come to England, and John spending too much money.

131950

BR, puzzled how Dora is able to contribute to the Tait family's fares to the UK, is willing to pay for their stay except for the time they spend with Dora.

131951

On the new wills and codicils for the Russells.

131952

Tylor will contact Miss Lloyd-Williams.

131953

Edith need not resign her codicil before a notary because she has no real estate.

131954

Tylor returns BR's cheque for signing.

131955

It would suit BR much better if Tylor came to 43 Hasker St.

131956

Re putting financial proposals for Conrad into immediate effect.

131957

Re Conrad's finances.

131958

Thanks for BR's signed letter of instructions regarding Conrad's finances.

131959

Tylor encloses (not present) a detective's report on Susan Russell.

131960

BR refers to a letter from [Christopher] Wordsworth that BR is returning with the detective's report on Susan.

131961

Tylor will write soon about the grandchildren.

131962

John's £400 was repaid to Child & Co.

131963

Thanks for cheque for Trustees' account.

131964

On making legal provision for the guardianship of the children after BR's death.

131965

On the guardianship of the grandchildren following BR's death and an affidavit he is to sign.

131966

On the drafting of BR's affidavit.

131967

Certificates are sent for BR's signature.

131968

Re charges from Coward Chance.

131969
131970

BR writes: "I enclose a letter [not present] from John which, as you will see, seems hopelessly insane."

131971

Tylor will show John's letter to his doctor.

131972

BR enumerates the Plas Penrhyn staff.

131973

On no need for extra insurance for domestic help. On the affidavit re the grandchildren; and Dora and John.

131974

On the need for fuller affidavits.

131975

On signing the affidavits in Portmadoc. Tylor asks BR to attach the second of two ["hopelessly insane"] letters from John. The enclosed letter quotes Dora.

131976

BR has John's second letter (re the affidavits), Susan's visits to the children, and the joint present from Dora and John to them.

131977

On the intervention of BR and Edith in John's divorce proceedings re custody of the grandchildren. Edith's role is being opposed.

131978

The Trustees' account will be in deficit, partly due to an increase in the school fees.

131979

BR is willing that Edith's custody of the grandchildren be held in abeyance. BR is anxious that the framework of their lives be secure. He will not repeat the experience of joint custody with Dora (re John and Kate).

131980

Re an insurance increase at 43 Hasker St.

131981

Tylor believes no increase in insurance is needed.

131982

BR should see counsel in conference re the grandchildren.

131983

BR asks to be rung up any time after 7:30 pm at Hasker St.

131984

Re an order of the court for "care and control" by BR.

131985

BR asks Tylor to write Lloyd-Williams at Moreton to explain "care and control" vs. "custody".

131986

On the grandchildren's vacation with Dora at Easter.

131987
131988

Edith has 7 numbered points about the Easter vacation.

131989

On the grandchildren's summer holidays.

131990

On finding out about the summer holidays.

131991

On the grandchildren's summer holidays. Dora's solicitor, Taylor, talked with Tylor at considerable length.

131992

A long letter summarizing the Tylor–Taylor interview on the grandchildren, John and Dora, provision for John after BR's death, and Dora's report of John's wish to be invited by BR to see John.

Note in Edith's hand at top: "Discussed with Tylor, June 4, 1960 at 43 Hasker St."

131993

Guardian Assurance wants a cheque.

131994

Cheque received.

131995

Tylor suggests automatic quarterly payment of £50 to Dora. He is redrafting BR's will.

131996

BR opposes making automatic the quarterly payment of £50 to Dora.

131997

A judge has requested a welfare officer's report on the grandchildren. The judge does not like the idea of John, "a schizophrenic", being with the children.

131998

Griffiths is leaving the Russells. She says she cannot work with the Welsh servants. That is not, apparently, the whole story.

131999

"The difficulties at present seem to be of the Judge's noting.…"

132000

A new codicil to BR's will is attached, as is a copy of his will. Pigott and Woodburn are to be Trustees. Tylor explains how the Trust Fund is to be divided.

132001

BR asks for the new will to be sent "with two witnesses" to 43 Hasker St.

132002

Pigott arranges for the new wills to be signed.

132003

A copy of the codicil to BR's will, with the date filled in by hand.

132004

A copy of the codicil to Edith's will, with the date filled in by hand.

132005

On Griffiths' wages and the Trustees.

132006

Reference to Edith's letter of 1960/09/03 is made. There is no such letter in the file and indeed in BRACERS.

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