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Meynell informs BR that Dora contests BR's view that he is owed nine extra days of holiday. Meynell quotes Dora's letter, as he is not sufficiently aware of the situation.
Dora's letter to Meynell is quoted as saying, "There are not nine extra days due to Bertie, the position is this: last summer term he kept the children ten extra days because they overheard a man in a shop say that he had diphtheria in his house. When the children knew they were going to Dartington John said he wished to spend half the summer holidays with me, you will remember that I mentioned this to you. It was doubtful to question whether the division of the holidays should begin from then or now, I gave Bertie the benefit of the doubt and asked to have the children in Cornwall for two weeks, ten days of which were clearly due to me."
Dora recounts that she had the children for fourteen days, or fifteen if you include their day on the train, and she never claimed the days BR had the children during the school year, and wouldn't have done so now if it weren't for BR's claim.
BR has noted dates at the top of the verso of the letter.
Record last modified 2016/02/10
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