E.B. Strauss, the Jungian psychoanalyst, whom Robin had known for a long time, A reference to an incident in Robin's boyhood, when the exiled Emperor of Abyssinia had resided near his home, and had invited Robin and his mother to tea.
There was a postscript to his letter to Robin: 'Is the beginning of this letter whimsical or what?'—a question he did not answer. Nor did Robin look for an answer: his own reply responded subtly to the news of a 'crisis' by recommending the novels of Denton Welch.
At Whitsun (24 May) he was due at Guildford, and on 30 May at Cambridge for Robin's PhD oral examination, so his holiday was most likely in early June.
He had recently abandoned his motor-assisted bicycle and was using a borrowed one—a ladies' bicycle, as it happened, for it made no difference to him.
His estate amounted to ￡4603 5s 4d. But a larger sum, ￡6742 4s 11d, was payable by Manchester University—it was the amount due as a death grant under the terms of the superannuation policy to which he had subscribed.
The verdict of suicide did not affect the payment, which, as John Turing ensured, went entirely to Mrs Turing.