PG Wodehouse Never Posted His Letters-Maybe
|Cheltenham High Street 1905|
“Someone always picks it up,” PG wrote. “And it saves me going down four flights of stairs every time I want to mail a letter.”
15 of the 18 letters were delivered, although details of where they were left are here, but is probably of scant interest to those who don't know the town.
Apparently, PG Wodehouse's parents lived in Cheltenham and he has fond memories of the town. He recounted that he found the name for his Jeeves character when watching Worcestershire cricketer Percy Jeeves play at Cheltenham College’s ground during a festival match between Gloucestershire and Worcestershire in the summer of 1913. Percy Jeeves was killed at the Battle of the Somme in 1916 when he was 28.
Website of the Jeeves Society