Wynne wrote to her brother in India to enquire about possible careers for her son, whose schooling had just finished.  This is his reply (which would have arrived a lot later than the date he wrote it!).

Letter from G.E.Llewhellin to Wynne, April 21st, 1920.

Saraya P.O. Muzaffarpur. 21.4.20

My dearest Win
I have been meaning to write for a long time on a matter which I have thought over a good deal. You wrote to me that Pink was thinking of going out to the Argentine. Well I fancy you are probably quite right in this but there are”pros” and “cons”.
The “pros” are that in all probability as a new country and not under British rule the chances of making money are good. On the other hand it is from all accounts a very rough life indeed. I mean if it is cattle ranching and I should not have put Pink down as a boy who would care for that.
Now the alternative that has occurred to me is this country. The only “con” here seems to me the unsettled state of the country. There may be a row any year or any minute but I hardly think the Aryan brother is fool enough to try and drive all British capital out of the country however big fools our Government may be in trying to do so. and of course unsettled conditions are at present world wide.
Then as to “pros” you know there is 4 annas in this place Saraya and also you know that Cecil and I have each bought 2 annas of Lalseryah. Indigo at present is a very paying proposition and should I think continue to be so for a few more years. New systems of manuring are doing a lot for us and they say that the research people have got something by which we can increase our production 40% but i didn’t place the slightest reliance on this as we have so often heard this story before. Then again there is supposed to be a new market opening up in China who are very large consumers. However even if all these ideas fail and we have to revert to general farming, ie: corn, oats etc prices are now so high and can never go back to original rates that the prospects in this line are good.
In additions to this various new industries are springing up and Factories starting all over Behar eg: tanneries, rice mills, oil mills etc where men are needed who will get decent salaries.
Now the thing is that I am very unlikely to marry and in any case exceedingly unlikely to have any children and after Cecil and myself the shares in both properties would go to Pink and Win and it has occurred to me that Pink should know something about them even if he did not care to take on the management . We are not such Bahadurs as we used to be, but not being used to that as we have, a newcomer would not feel it in the same way and I should think the general conditions would suit a boy like Pink far better than then Argentine. Assistants command just double the pay they used to.
Don’t be biased by anything I have written. Take time over it and thrash it all out with Herbert and then don’t hesitate to write and say you don’t think it sound.
27th
My dear, I don’t think it can be all coincidence. I wrote as far as this on 21st and then put the letter away to finish on mail day and last night yours about Pink arrived. Well, I have written you all I think and now it for you to decide. I don’t suppose I shall leave the country yet a bit. As to what you say about Cecil having toiled all his life in this country, Pink will just be in the same position as he will have interests in the properties in the country. There is never any use saying anything for a certainty as I myself got so awfully let down at the beginning of my life out here. I imagined quite reasonably that I should be very comfortably off whereas for the first 18 years I never go a pice out of Saraya. In fact I used money I was making at Rankola to help tis place. I am perfectly certain it is on a sounder basis now and I hope in another 2 years I shall have got it thoroughly straight. Cecil never could afford to buy an interest in a Factory. Pink if he comes out must make up his mind to start at the bottom. But I considered myself young to get a management when I was 30. Now a days people get managements earlier.
If you think of sending him out take my advice and give him a year at least in agricultural college and let him get some of the chemistry and scientific side of farming into his head. I have been greatly handicapped by not having any. Also a thorough knowledge of agricultural machinery as labour is getting harder and harder to control and must be replaced by machinery.
Now my dear I have written you all I can think of. Salaries start at practically nothing. He will want the usual outfit and £100 to buy horses and then can get on his own. A senior assistant gets R 400 per month which at present rate of exchange is £46.13.4d This he might expect to get in 4 or 5 years time and a management goes up to R 800 which may come any time with hard work and a bit of luck. Living is still cheap in a Factory compared with any other place in India.
If you want to know anything else write me and let me know and i will try to answer. Forgive me for not writing oftener. Your loving brother
G.E.Llewhellin.