Beyond the Books - Letter to Peter Cotton's parents

Letter  written by Peter Cotton, aged seven, to his parents in Mexico City

Summerfield Preparatory School
Oxford

September 1927

Dear Mummy and Daddy,

Aunt M dropped me off at school.
It is a big, high place made of red bricks.
I sleep in a dormitory with six (crossed out) five other boys.
One of my friends is called Price-Robinson, the other is called Hay. Hay is from Scotland. Everybody is called by their last name.
The weather is not very good. The food is not very spicy but very wholesome.
I have started Latin. In the sports trial I ran quite fast.
All in all I am quite comfortable here.
I send my love to Joanie and, of course to you. I hope you are all well.

Peter