Letters

  • 12 July 1874
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [12 July 1874] July 12th. 74. Red Barns Coatham, Redcar. My dearest Papa On Friday we went on t...
  • 26 March 1876
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her grandmother
    [26 March 1876] March 26 10 Bellgrave Terrace My dear Grandmama My dolls have given me great am...
  • - - 1890
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [Undated 1890] The Ridgeway Shere Guildford Dearest dear Mother. I do wonder how your dinner pa...
  • 29 May 1911
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [29 May 1911] May 29. On board SS Niger. Dearest Mother. I got into Aleppo [Halab] on the 23rd,...
  • 1 June 1911
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    June 1. [1 June 1911] Constantinople [Istanbul]. I arrived last night and found a letter from yo...
  • 3 June 1911
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [3 June 1911] Constantinople [Istanbul] Saturday Dearest Father. I have just had a delightful l...
  • 7 February 1912
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [7 February 1912] 95 Sloane Street Wed Dearest Mother. The telegram from Herbert came yesterday...
  • 15 May 1912
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [15 May 1912] 95 Sloane Street Wed. Dearest Mother. I have spent some time today grappling with...
  • - June 1912
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [June 1912[?]] [In Undated, 1874-1877 album] Sat. Dearest Father. Elsa is quite comfortable thi...
  • 28 September 1912
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [Postmarked 26 September 1912] Hotel "Der Furstenhof" Berlin Thursday. Dearest Mother. Yesterda...
  • 28 March 1913
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [28 March[?] 1913] 95 Sloane Street Friday 28 Dearest Father. Last night I went to a delightful...
  • - October 1913
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [October[?] 1913] [On second to last page of 1907 album] 95 Sloane Street Saturday Dearest Fathe...
  • 3 November 1913
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [Accompanying envelope postmarked 3 November 1913] [Between letters of 5 and 12 December 1913 in a...
  • Undated
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [Undated] Dearest Mother. I haven't the least idea where you are but I have sent the first volum...
  • 14 November 1913
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [14 November 1913] Nov 14 SS. Lotus. Dearest Mother. It's beautifully sunny, but windy, rather ...
  • 18 November 1913
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [18 November 1913] S.S. Lotus. Tuesday 18th. Darling Mother. We reach Alexandria at 1 o'clock t...
  • 20 November 1913
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [20 November 1913] Alexandria. Nov 20 Dearest Mother. I hasten to tell you (since I understand ...
  • 23 November 1913
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [23 November 1913] Consulate Beyrout [Beyrouth (Beirut)]. Sunday 23rd Dearest Mother. I arrived...
  • 27 November 1913
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [27 November 1913] Thursday 27th. Damascus [Dimashq (Esh Sham, Damas)]. Dearest Mother. I came ...
  • 29 November 1913
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [29 November 1913] Damascus [Dimashq (Esh Sham, Damas)] Nov 29 Dearest Father. I sent you today...
  • 5 December 1913
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [5 December 1913] Damascus [Dimashq (Esh Sham, Damas)] Nov [i.e. December] 5 Belloved Mother. I...
  • 12 December 1913
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [12 December 1913] Damascus [Dimashq (Esh Sham, Damas)] Dec 12 Dearest Mother. My camels should...
  • 15 December 1913
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [15 December 1913] Dec 15 Dearest Mother. A misfortune has befallen us. Fattuh fell sick a wee...
  • 19 December 1913
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [19 December 1913] Dec. 20. [i.e. 21] Dearest Mother. Ich fange an: I got off safely on the 16t...
  • 9 April 1876
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [9 April 1876] 9th April 10 Bellgrave Terrace My dear Papa I like the riding very much I see th...
  • - - 1890
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother and father, Dame Florence Bell and Sir Hugh Bell
    [Undated 1890] 95 Sloane Street. This is just a little line to tell you how I am getting on. I ...
  • 20 December 1913
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Dec 21. [i.e. 20 December 1913] JeBell Sais. We have reached our first goal and a very curious p...
  • 21 December 1913
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Dec 22. [i.e. 21 December 1913] A preposterous and provoking episode has delayed us today. We ha...
  • 22 December 1913
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Dec 23. [i.e. 22 December 1913] It rained hard till 8 o'clock this morning and the desert turned ...
  • 23 December 1913
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Dec 23. [23 December 1913] Winter travel has its trials. We got off an hour before dawn in a sha...
  • 24 December 1913
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Dec 24. [24 December 1913] Burqu [Qasr el Burqu]. We sighted the keep of the fort at 10 this mor...
  • 25 December 1913
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother and father, Dame Florence Bell and Sir Hugh Bell
    Dec 25. [25 December 1913] What sort of Xmas Day have you been spending? I have thought of you a...
  • 26 December 1913
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother and father, Dame Florence Bell and Sir Hugh Bell
    Dec 26. [26 December 1913] I should like to mention that it was 25¯ when I breakfasted this mo...
  • 27 December 1913
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother and father, Dame Florence Bell and Sir Hugh Bell
    Dec 27. [27 December 1913] I copied inscriptions for another 2 hours this morning and then we bro...
  • 28 December 1913
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother and father, Dame Florence Bell and Sir Hugh Bell
    Dec 28. [28 December 1913] The last prayer was not answered. We marched over stones all day, and...
  • 31 December 1913
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother and father, Dame Florence Bell and Sir Hugh Bell
    Dec 31. [31 December 1913] Yesterday we rode all day over stones. At noon we reached a Roman out...
  • 1 February 1891
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [1 February 1891] Feb. 1. Red Barns Coatham, Redcar. Dearest Mother. I gather that you have wri...
  • 2 January 1914
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother and father, Dame Florence Bell and Sir Hugh Bell
    Jan 2. [2 January 1914] They were all outlaws and outcasts at Azraq [Qasr el Azraq] and as 'Ali ...
  • 5 January 1914
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother and father, Dame Florence Bell and Sir Hugh Bell
    Jan 5. [5 January 1914] I have had 3 days of very hard work at KharÉneh [Qasr el Kharana], an...
  • 6 January 1914
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother and father, Dame Florence Bell and Sir Hugh Bell
    Jan 6. [6 January 1914] My letter goes and I fetch letters. Much love to you. Your affectionate...
  • 9 January 1914
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother and father, Dame Florence Bell and Sir Hugh Bell
    [9 January 1914] As I said before, paff! I'm caught. I was an idiot to come in so close to the ...
  • 10 January 1914
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother and father, Dame Florence Bell and Sir Hugh Bell
    Sat. Jan 10. [10 January 1914] So far all is well. The Qaimmaqam not having arrived this morning...
  • 11 January 1914
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    Jan. 11. [11 January 1914] The reply has not yet come from Damascus [Dimashq (Esh Sham, Damas)], ...
  • 14 January 1914
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [14 January 1914] 'Amman [(Rabbah)]. Jan. 14 Dearest Mother. I have got my letters from Damascu...
  • 19 January 1914
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [19 January 1914] Jan. 19. I must begin a chronicle though Heaven knows where it will be sent of...
  • 21 January 1914
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Jan 21. [21 January 1914] We rode all day across flint strewn desert on the 20th. At midday two ...
  • 23 January 1914
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Fri. 23. [23 January 1914] We have marched for 2 days across exceedingly featureless country, ind...
  • 15 September 1891
    From/to: Ada Godman to Dame Florence Bell
    [15 September 1891] [To FB from Ada Godman] Sept 15. Smeaton Manor Northallerton Dearest F. I h...
  • 25 January 1914
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Sun. 25. [25 January 1914] We changed our course a little yesterday, for seeing how dry and barre...
  • 27 January 1914
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Tues 27. [27 January 1914] Yesterday we rode into the hills. On our way we met a camel rider who...
  • 4 February 1914
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [4 February 1914] Feb. 4. I have really delayed too long in beginning my next letter to you. Si...
  • 7 February 1914
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Feb. 7. [7 February 1914] Three days' journey have not brought us along very far. There is such ...
  • 10 February 1914
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Feb. 10. [10 February 1914] On Feb 8 we fell among thieves - worse than the goats. An hour or tw...
  • 12 February 1914
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Feb. 12. [12 February 1914] We rode yesterday over a barren pebbly waste and came down through sa...
  • 15 February 1914
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Feb 15. [15 February 1914] We continue our peaceful course through the sands of the Nefñd [Naf...
  • 19 February 1914
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Feb. 19. [19 February 1914] Marching through the Nefñd [Nafud, An] is like marching through th...
  • 22 February 1914
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Sun. 22. [22 February 1914] It proved to be a very pleasant place, that dead country. The sandst...
  • 24 February 1914
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Feb. 24. [24 February 1914] We are camped within sight of Hayyil [Hail] and I might have ridden i...
  • - February 1892
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [February[?] 1892] [In album 1, Undated, 1874-1877] 7 Hans Place Sunday. Dearest Mother. I am l...
  • 7 March 1914
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    March 7. [7 March 1914] And now I must relate to you the strange tale of my visit to Hayyil [Hail...
  • 22 March 1914
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Sunday March 22. [22 March 1914] We are within sight of Nejef [Najaf, An]. I have camped an hour...
  • 29 March 1914
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother and father, Dame Florence Bell and Sir Hugh Bell
    Baghdad March 29. [29 March 1914] Yes, we were safe and we got here without further incident. I ...
  • 23 April 1914
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to unknown
    [23 April 1914] Thurs 23 Behold I'm 11 days out from Baghdad and I have not begun to tell you my...
  • 28 April 1914
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to unknown
    Ap. 28. [28 April 1914] On the 24th we began the day by sighting something lying in the desert wi...
  • 2 May 1914
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    May 2. [2 May 1914] We rode through the mountains, a beautiful road but I was too tired to enjoy ...
  • 15 May 1914
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [15 May 1914] May 15. Embassy, C'ple [Istanbul (Constantinople)]. Dearest Mother. I ought to ha...
  • 17 May 1914
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [17 May 1914] May 17 British Embassy, Constantinople [Istanbul]. Dearest Mother. Today came a s...
  • - September 1914
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [September 1914[?]] [Original on first page of album 1, Undated, 1874-1877] Wed. Ardgowan, Greeno...
  • 10 November 1914
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [10 November 1914] Tuesday 95 Sloane Street Dearest Mother. I met Harold Dixon at Northallerton...
  • 8 February 1892
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [8 February 1892] 7 Hans Place Feb 8 Dearest Mother. All the sales are over I am afraid; I went...
  • 10 November 1914
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [10 November 1914] Tuesday. Clandon. Dearest Mother. I arrived at lunch time today and lunched ...
  • 12 November 1914
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [12 November 1914] Clandon. Nov 12 Dearest Mother. Of course let us use Florence's kind gift - ...
  • 12 November 1914
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [12 November 1914] Clandon Nov 12 Dearest Mother. I find your letter at the house, so I write a...
  • 15 November 1914
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [15 November 1914] Sunday. Clandon Dearest Mother. I write today though I fear it won't reach y...
  • 17 November 1914
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [17 November 1914] Clandon Nov 17 Darling Father. Read the enclosed from Harold Russell and sen...
  • 20 November 1914
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [20[?] November 1914] Friday 95 Sloane Street. Dearest Mother. May I please give you some order...
  • 21 November 1914
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [21 November 1914] Clandon Park Hospital, Guildford. Nov 21 1914. Dearest Mother. I have a tele...
  • 21 November 1914
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [21 November 1914] 95 Sloane Street Sat. Dearest Mother. Thank you for your telegram. I've bee...
  • 22 November 1914
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [22 November 1914] 95 Sloane Street Nov 22 Dearest Mother. Here is the cheque - thank you very ...
  • 25 November 1914
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [25 November 1914] Boulogne Nov 25 Dearest Father. Ian Malcolm comes back tomorrow and I will a...
  • 14 February 1892
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [14 February 1892] Feb 14 Dearest Mother. Gerald's examination seems to be settled for the end ...
  • 26 November 1914
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [26 November 1914] Boulogne Thursday Dearest Father. Ian Malcolm has brought a motor over with ...
  • 27 November 1914
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [27 November 1914] Boulogne Nov 27 Dearest Mother. We are going to move into a better, and oddl...
  • 28 November 1914
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [28 November 1914] Boulogne Saturday 28th Dearest Mother. I hear from Phyllis today that you ha...
  • 30 November 1914
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [30 November 1914] Hotel Mearice Boulogne Nov 30 Dearest Mother. Thank you for your two p.cs. ...
  • 1 December 1914
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [1 December 1914] Dec 1 Boulogne Dearest Mother. The horrible censor says he must read all our ...
  • 15 December 1914
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [15 December 1914] Boulogne Dec 15 Dearest Father. What a terrible adventure was the fire in th...
  • 16 December 1914
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [16 December 1914] Boulogne Dec 16 Dearest Mother. Your two letters reached me today, bless you...
  • 19 December 1914
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [19 December 1914] Boulogne Dec 19 Dearest Father. I am longing to hear of how you put on your ...
  • 23 December 1914
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [23 December 1914] Boulogne Dec 23 Dearest Father. I have found A Way - let him remain anonymou...
  • 26 December 1914
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [26 December 1914] Dec 26 Boulogne Dearest Father. I want you to do something for me - or at le...
  • 16 February 1892
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [16 February 1892] Feb 16 7 Hans Place. Dearest dear Mother. I ordered the buttons today at Woo...
  • 30 December 1914
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [30 December 1914] Boulogne. Dec 30 My Belloved Father. It's most surprisingly kind of you to s...
  • 1 January 1915
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [1 January 1915] Jan 1. 1915. Boulogne Dearest Mother. A happier New Year! what else can I wish...
  • 6 January 1915
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [6 January 1915] Boulogne Dec [sic] 6 Dearest Father. I must send you a word though it is very ...
  • 8 January 1915
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [8 January 1915] Boulogne Jan 8 Dearest Mother. I've just had a delightful letter from you, but...
  • 12 January 1915
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [12 January 1915] Boulogne Jan 12. Dearest Mother. I have had the Commissioner to dine tonight,...
  • 16 January 1915
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [16 January 1915] Jan 16 My dearest Father. I am so dreadfully sorry about Kirby - the good tru...
  • 23 January 1915
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [23 January 1915] Boulogne Jan 23 Dearest Mother. The enclosed from Miss Beattie. I send a sig...
  • 28 January 1915
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [28 January 1915] Boulogne Jan 28 Dearest Mother. I have been a very poor correspondent but I h...
  • 6 February 1915
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [6 February 1915] Boulogne Jan [sic] 6 Dearest Mother. I was so glad to have your long letter o...
  • 10 February 1915
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [10 February 1915] Boulogne Feb 10 Darling Father. I remembered when it was too late that I had...
  • 18 February 1892
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [18 February 1892] 7 Hans Place Feb 18 Dearest Mother. Will you thank Hugo from me for the Post...
  • 11 February 1915
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [11 February 1915] Boulogne Feb 11 Dearest Father. I'm very sorry about Uncle Walter. It's a h...
  • 15 February 1915
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [15 February 1915] Boulogne Feb 15 Dearest Mother. I think I shall come over on Wed. and probab...
  • 7 March 1915
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [7 March 1915] Boulogne March 7 1915 My dearest Father. I have been most ungrateful not to answ...
  • 11 March 1915
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [11 March 1915] Boulogne March 11 1915 Dearest Father. Lord Robert writes that we have to get t...
  • 12 March 1915
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [12 March 1915] Boulogne Tuesday Dearest Father. Mr Malcolm went to London today and I gave him...
  • 17 March 1915
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [17 March 1915] Boulogne March 17 Dearest Father. Domnul says a letter posted towards the end o...
  • 18 March 1915
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [18 March 1915[?]] 18 March Dearest Father. I'm afraid I'm going to give you some trouble about...
  • 22 March 1915
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [22 March 1915] Boulogne March 22 1915 Dearest Mother. I have agreed to come to London - vide t...
  • 2 June 1915
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [2 June 1915] 95 Sloane Street June 2 Dearest Mother. So far nothing has happened but this: I h...
  • 11 June 1915
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [11 June 1915] June 11 95 Sloane Street Dearest Mother. Thank you and Father for your letters. ...
  • 20 February 1892
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [20 February 1892] Feb 20 Hans Place. Dearest Mother. I wonder when I wrote to you last? Oh I ...
  • - June 1915
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother and father, Dame Florence Bell and Sir Hugh Bell
    [June[?] 1915] 95 Sloane Street Sunday Dearest step-mother and father. I meant to go to F. and ...
  • 22 June 1915
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [22 June 1915] 95 Sloane Street Monday. [To Sir Hugh Bell] I have a word from M. [Maurice] tonig...
  • 28 June 1915
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [28 June 1915] 95 Sloane Street June 28 Dearest Mother. I return M. [Maurice]'s letters. Fabia...
  • 5 August 1915
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [5 August 1915] British Red Cross, 31 St James' Square Aug 5 Dearest Mother. I write a word her...
  • 6 August 1915
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [6 August 1915] 95 Sloane Street August 6 Dearest Mother. The enclosed from Domnul. I feel ver...
  • 9 August 1915
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [9 August 1915] 95 Sloane Street August 9 Dearest Mother. I must send this delightful letter - ...
  • 20 August 1915
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [20 August 1915] 95 Sloane Street Aug 20 Dearest Mother. We are once more in difficulties for w...
  • 20 August 1915
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [20 August 1915] 95 Sloane Street Aug 20 Dearest Mother. The enclosed will explain itself. I'v...
  • 25 August 1915
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [25 August 1915] British Red Cross, 31 St James' Square Aug 25 Dearest Mother. It's very dear o...
  • 9 September 1915
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [9 September 1915] 95 Sloane Street Sep 9 Dearest Mother. Here is a letter from M. [Maurice] wi...
  • 22 February 1892
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [22 February 1892] Feb 22 7 Hans Place. Dearest Mother. We shall be delighted to see Papa at br...
  • 7 November 1915
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [7[?] November 1915] 95 Sloane Street Sunday Dearest Mother. You display nothing short of geniu...
  • 8 November 1915
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [8 November 1915] [Telegram] To HuBell Rounton Book can only be on first or second shelf first b...
  • - November 1915
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [November 1915] 95 Sloane Street Sunday Dearest Father. Capt. Hall sent for me this morning and...
  • 16 November 1915
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [16 November 1915] 95 Sloane Street Nov 16 Dearest Mother. I missed the country post yesterday ...
  • 18 November 1915
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [18 November 1915] 95 Sloane Street Nov 18 Dearest Mother. I got your letter this evening - how...
  • 20 November 1915
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [20 November 1915] Marseilles [Marseille] Sat. Nov 20 P&O. Arabia. Dearest Father. I've arrived...
  • 30 November 1915
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [30 November 1915] Cairo Nov 30 Dearest Mother. I telegraphed to you the morning after my arriv...
  • 6 December 1915
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [6 December 1915] Dec 6. Cairo. Dearest Mother. The mail is late this week and I have not had l...
  • 7 December 1915
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [7 December 1915] Dec 7 Dearest Father. I did not get your letter of the 20th till last night. ...
  • 13 December 1915
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [13 December 1915] Cairo. Dec. 13. Dearest Mother. It is a terrible calamity about Lady Richmon...
  • 26 February 1892
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [26 February 1892] [2nd part of letter in 1898 album, and 3rd part in Jan.-April 1899 album] 7 Ha...
  • 14 December 1915
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [14 December 1915] Dec 14 Cairo Dearest Mother. The mail is delayed a day and this afternoon I ...
  • 25 December 1915
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [25 December 1915] Dec 25 On the Nile. My dearest Mother. The best of good wishes! I have spen...
  • 1 January 1916
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [1 January 1916] Cairo. Jan. 1. My dearest Mother. A second year of war - and I can only wish y...
  • 3 January 1916
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [3 January 1916] Jan. 3. Cairo. Dearest Father. Do you realize that one of the minor evils of t...
  • 10 January 1916
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [10 January 1916] Jan. 10. Cairo Dearest Mother. I was thankful for your long letter of Dec 27 ...
  • 13 January 1916
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [13 January 1916] Jan. 13 Cairo Dearest Mother. I am so very very sorry about dear Aunt Bessie ...
  • 16 January 1916
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [16 January 1916] Cairo. Jan. 16. Dearest Father. Home letters have missed this mail - it's so ...
  • 19 January 1916
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [19 January 1916] Jan. 19 Dearest Mother. Here is the letter about my summer clothes. It seems...
  • 24 January 1916
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [24 January 1916] Jan 24 Dearest Father. I can't write through censors and I must therefore sen...
  • 25 January 1916
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [25 January 1916] Cairo. Jan. 25 Dearest Mother. Your news about Maurice filled me with such im...
  • 26 March 1892
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [26 [21?] March 1892] March 26[?] 7 Hans Place. Dearest Father. I am rather a poor thing today ...
  • 28 January 1916
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [28 January 1916] Jan. 28. Cairo. Dearest Father. I'm off finally at a moment's notice to catch...
  • 1 February 1916
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [1 February 1916] S.S. Euripides. Feb. 1. Dearest Mother. I hear I can post letters at Aden [('...
  • 7 February 1916
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [7 February 1916] Karachi. Feb. 7. Dearest Mother. Except for the name of the thing we might as...
  • 11 February 1916
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [11 February 1916] Viceregal Lodge, Delhi. Friday 11th Dearest Mother. I must begin the wonderf...
  • 18 February 1916
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [18 February 1916] Viceregal Lodge, Delhi. Feb 18 My dearest Father. Last mail brought me a let...
  • 18 February 1916
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [18 February 1916] Viceregal Lodge, Delhi. Feb. 18 My dearest Mother. I have your two letters o...
  • 26 February 1916
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [26 February 1916] Karachi. Feb 26 Dearest Father. I'm now staying with a General - name of Sha...
  • 3 March 1916
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [3 March 1916] March 3 Dearest Father. We are within half an hour of Basrah [Basrah, Al (Basra)...
  • 4 March 1916
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [4 March 1916] Basrah [Basrah, Al (Basra)] March 4. Dearest Father. There's a mail tomorrow so ...
  • 9 March 1916
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [9 March 1916] Basrah [Basrah, Al (Basra)]. March 9 Dearest Mother. I wish I ever knew how long...
  • 9 February 1893
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [9 February 1893[?]] Feb 9 Red Barns, Coatham, Redcar. Dearest dear Father. Many many good wish...
  • 11 March 1916
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    March 11. [11 March 1916] I dined last night with some American missionaries called Van Ess. She...
  • 17 March 1916
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [17 March 1916] Basrah [Basrah, Al (Basra)] March 17 Dearest Mother. Monotonous days pass so qu...
  • 18 March 1916
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [18 March 1916] March 18. Tonight came your letters of Feb 10 and one I think a week later (it w...
  • 24 March 1916
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [24 March 1916] Basrah [Basrah, Al (Basra)] March 24 Belloved Father. I have got your letter of...
  • 9 April 1916
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [9 April 1916] Ap. 9. Dearest Mother. I have two mails this week, the last being that of March ...
  • 16 April 1916
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [16 April 1916] Basrah [Basrah, Al (Basra)] Ap. 16 Dearest Father. My mails have missed this we...
  • 27 April 1916
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [27 April 1916] G.H.Q. Basrah [Basrah, Al (Basra)]. Ap 27 Dearest Mother. I missed the mail las...
  • 29 April 1916
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Ap. 29. [29 April 1916] I've just got your letter of March 23 and Father's of March 28. I fear h...
  • 4 May 1916
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [4 May 1916] May 4. G.H.Q. Basrah [Basrah, Al (Basra)]. Dearest Father. I think you will be amu...
  • 8 May 1916
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    May 8. [8 May 1916] The general is delayed till tomorrow and I open my letter to tell you that we...
  • 20 April 1893
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her grandmother
    [20 April 1893] Avignon. Thursday 20. My dear Grandmamma. The Pont du Gard sends you a little p...
  • 9 May 1916
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    May 9. [9 May 1916] I really Bellieve this letter will get off tomorrow. Please tell Mother that...
  • 14 May 1916
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [14 May 1916] May 14. G.H.Q. Basrah [Basrah, Al (Basra)]. Dearest Father. Today's mail brought ...
  • 14 May 1916
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [14 May 1916] G.H.Q. Basrah [Basrah, Al (Basra)] May 14 My dearest Mother. I must write to you ...
  • 22 May 1916
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [22 May 1916] G.H.Q. Basrah [Basrah, Al (Basra)]. May 21 Belloved Father. I must send you a wor...
  • 26 May 1916
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [26 May 1916] G.H.Q. Basrah [Basrah, Al (Basra)] May 26 Dearest Mother. Your letter of Ap. 13 c...
  • 27 May 1916
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [27 May 1916] May 27 G.H.Q. Basrah [Basrah, Al (Basra)] Dearest Mother. Your letters of Ap. 20 ...
  • 31 May 1916
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [31 May 1916] G.H.Q. Basrah [Basrah, Al (Basra)] May 31 Dearest Father. I'll write you a word b...
  • 12 June 1916
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [12 June 1916] Qurnah [Qurnah, Al] June 12 Dearest Father. I've missed a post and even now I ha...
  • 18 June 1916
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    Basrah [Basrah, Al (Basra)] June 18 [18 June 1916]. I found your letter of May 2 Mother's of May ...
  • 21 June 1916
    From/to: Telegraph from Basra to War Office, London
    [21 June 1916] [Telegraph from Basra [Basrah, Al] to War Office, London] 21st June please deliver...
  • 23 April 1893
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [23 April 1893] The boat Sunday 23 Dearest Mother. I am so sorry my writing made you ache; here...
  • 25 June 1916
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [25 June 1916] G.H.Q. Basrah [Basrah, Al (Basra)]. June 25. Dearest Father. The mail hasn't com...
  • 26 June 1916
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [26 June 1916] G.L.Q.[sic] Basrah [Basrah, Al (Basra)] June 26 Dearest Mother. I thought there ...
  • 3 July 1916
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [3 July 1916] July 3 Dearest Father. No letters of any kind, and no papers. I wonder what the ...
  • 9 July 1916
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [9 July 1916] G.H.Q. Basrah [Basrah, Al (Basra)]. July 9 Dearest Mother. A letter of yours date...
  • 15 July 1916
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother and father, Dame Florence Bell and Sir Hugh Bell
    [15 July 1916] G.H.Q. Basrah [Basrah, Al (Basra)] July 15 Dearest step-mother and father. The p...
  • 23 July 1916
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother and father, Dame Florence Bell and Sir Hugh Bell
    [23 July 1916] G.H.Q. Basrah [Basrah, Al (Basra)]. July 23 Dearest step-mother and father. Your...
  • 29 July 1916
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [29 July 1916] G.H.Q. Basrah [Basrah, Al (Basra)]. July 29 Dearest Father. One never knows when...
  • 9 August 1916
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [9 August 1916] G.H.Q. Basrah [Basrah, Al (Basra)]. Aug 9 Dearest Mother. This week's mail brou...
  • 11 August 1916
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother and father, Dame Florence Bell and Sir Hugh Bell
    [11 August 1916] G.H.Q. Basrah [Basrah, Al (Basra)]. Aug.11. Dearest step-mother and father. I ...
  • 19 August 1916
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [19 August 1916] G.H.Q. Basrah [Basrah, Al (Basra)] Aug 19 Dearest Father. The tiresome post has...
  • 29 April 1893
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [29 April 1893] The train between Lyon and Geneva [Genäve]. Sat. 29. Dearest Mother. It's a ...
  • 27 August 1916
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [27 August 1916] G.H.Q. Basrah [Basrah, Al (Basra)] Aug 27 Dearest Mother. Your last letter ans...
  • 2 September 1916
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [2 September 1916] Sep 2 G.H.Q Basrah [Basrah, Al (Basra)] Dearest Mother I have only time for...
  • - September 1916
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [September 1916] G.H.Q. Basrah [Basrah, Al (Basra)]. Dearest Father. I had a long letter from e...
  • 20 September 1916
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [20 September 1916] Basrah [Basrah, Al (Basra)] Sep 20 Dearest Mother. I didn't write last week...
  • 29 September 1916
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [29 September 1916] Bait Na'mah. Sep 29 Dearest Father. I'm still in hospital but I've made a v...
  • 7 October 1916
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [7 October 1916] Oct 7. Bait Na'mah. Dearest Father. I am still in my hospital, but I go back t...
  • 7 October 1916
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [7 October 1916] Oct 7 Bait Na'mah. Dearest Mother. Your letters of Aug 16 and 26 and Sep 6 arr...
  • 21 October 1916
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [21 October 1916] C.P.O.'s Office Basrah [Basrah, Al (Basra)] Oct 21 Belloved Father. I have ju...
  • 28 October 1916
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [28 October 1916] c/o Base Post Master M.E.F. Basrah [Basrah, Al (Basra)] Dearest Father. After...
  • 4 November 1916
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [4 November 1916] c/o Base Post Master M.E.F. Basrah [Basrah, Al (Basra)] Nov 4 Dearest Father. ...
  • 30 April 1893
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [30 April 1893] Sunday Ap 30 Between Berne [Bern] and Basel [(Basle)]. Dearest Mother. We did h...
  • 8 November 1916
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [8 November 1916] Basrah [Basrah, Al (Basra)] Nov 8 Dearest Mother. I am going up to Qurnah [Qu...
  • 16 November 1916
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [16 November 1916] Basrah [Basrah, Al (Basra)] Nov 16 Dearest Father. I have letters this week ...
  • 23 November 1916
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [23 November 1916] Basrah [Basrah, Al (Basra)] Nov 23 Dearest Father. As a fact I am not writin...
  • 24 November 1916
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    Nov. 24 [24 November 1916] A thick white blanket of fog has held us immobile till 9. I've been s...
  • 25 November 1916
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    Nov. 25. [25 November 1916] I have your letter of Oct 25 together with the very interesting paper...
  • 1 December 1916
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [1 December 1916] Basrah [Basrah, Al (Basra)] Dec 1 Dearest Father. I can't say I very much lik...
  • 8 December 1916
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her brother, Maurice Bell
    [8 December 1916] Basrah [Basrah, Al (Basra)] Dec 8 Dearest boy [Maurice]. I so often mean to w...
  • 9 December 1916
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [9 December 1916] Basrah [Basrah, Al (Basra)]. Dec 9 Dearest Mother. Your letters haven't come ...
  • 15 December 1916
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [15 December 1916] Basrah [Basrah, Al (Basra)] Dec 15 Dearest Father. I must write before the m...
  • 21 December 1916
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [21 December 1916] Dec 21 Basrah [Basrah, Al (Basra)]. Dearest Mother. Posts are for the moment...
  • 3 May 1893
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [3 May 1893] May 3. The train between Weimar and Eisenach. Dearest Mother. I think you will be ...
  • 1 January 1917
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [1 January 1917] Jan 1. 'Amarah ['Amarah, Al] Dearest Father. I will begin the New Year before ...
  • 13 January 1917
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [13 January 1917] Jan. 13. Basrah [Basrah, Al (Basra)] Dearest Mother. I came back to find the ...
  • 20 January 1917
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [20 January 1917] Jan 20. Basrah [Basrah, Al (Basra)] Dearest Father. A box has just arrived fr...
  • 26 January 1917
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [26 January 1917] Jan 26. Basrah [Basrah, Al (Basra)] Dearest Mother. Still no mails. Do my le...
  • 2 February 1917
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [2 February 1917] Basrah [Basrah, Al (Basra)] Feb 2 Darling Father. Thank you so much for your ...
  • 3 February 1917
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [3 February 1917] Basrah [Basrah, Al (Basra)] Feb 3 Dearest Mother. I must send you a hurried l...
  • 9 February 1917
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [9 February 1917] Basrah [Basrah, Al (Basra)] Feb 9 Dearest Mother. I've been spending a happy ...
  • 16 February 1917
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [16 February 1917] Feb 16 Basrah [Basrah, Al (Basra)] Dearest Father. I had no letters last wee...
  • 17 February 1917
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [17 February 1917] Feb 17 Basrah [Basrah, Al (Basra)] Dearest Mother. The box and the umbrella ...
  • 24 February 1917
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [24 February 1917] Basrah [Basrah, Al (Basra)] Feb 24. Dearest Mother. We are promised a mail t...
  • 1 June 1876
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [1 June 1876] Red Barns Coatham, Redcar. My dear Papa We have been to feed the ravens they are ...
  • 6 May 1893
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [6 May 1893] Weimar May 6 Dearest Mother. I am sending you a play of Sudermann's, Heimat, which...
  • - June 1876
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [June 1876] Red Barns Coatham, Redcar. My dear Miss Olliffe I like to get letters very much. I...
  • 2 March 1917
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [2 March 1917] Basrah [Basrah, Al (Basra)] March 2 Belloved Father. I had a grand post at the b...
  • 10 March 1917
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [10 March 1917] Basrah [Basrah, Al (Basra)] March 10. Dearest Father. We have been going ahead ...
  • 17 March 1917
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [17 March 1917] Basrah [Basrah, Al (Basra)] March 17 Dearest Father. Since last I wrote the goa...
  • 30 March 1917
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [30 March 1917] Basrah [Basrah, Al (Basra)] March 30 Darling Mother. After 3 weeks postlessness...
  • 30 March 1917
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [30 March 1917] Basrah [Basrah, Al (Basra)] March 30 Dearest Father. All the mails are very irr...
  • 10 April 1917
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [10 April 1917] Ap. 10 Shaikh Sa'ad [Shaykh Sa'd] Dearest Father. I think I might get a letter ...
  • 15 April 1917
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother and father, Dame Florence Bell and Sir Hugh Bell
    [15 April 1917] Ap. 15 Dearest Parents. We are within 2 hours of Baghdad and I'm free to admit ...
  • 20 April 1917
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother and father, Dame Florence Bell and Sir Hugh Bell
    Ap 20. [20 April 1917] I arrived to find the weekly post just gone. Such an arrival! Sir Percy ...
  • 27 April 1917
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother and father, Dame Florence Bell and Sir Hugh Bell
    [27 April 1917] Baghdad Ap. 27. Dearest Parents. It's almost impossible to write letters. I ha...
  • 3 May 1917
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [3 May 1917] Baghdad May 3 Dearest Father. It's mail day again - the days melt like snow in the...
  • 8 May 1893
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [8[?] May 1893] Weimar Monday 9. [Incorrect day with date - Monday was the 8th] Dearest Mother. ...
  • 11 May 1917
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [11 May 1917] Baghdad May 11 Dearest Mother. This week's post is dribbling in - I haven't yet g...
  • 18 May 1917
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [18 May 1917] Baghdad May 18 Darling Father. I've just got your letters of March 22 and 28 and ...
  • 26 May 1917
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother and father, Dame Florence Bell and Sir Hugh Bell
    [26 May 1917] Baghdad May 26 Darling Parents - do you mind my writing in indelible pencil? it's ...
  • 1 June 1917
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother and father, Dame Florence Bell and Sir Hugh Bell
    [1 June 1917] Baghdad June 1 Dearest Parents. I had finally to take desperate steps to cure the...
  • 8 June 1917
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [8 June 1917] Baghdad June 8 Darling Father. I must write to you because I've been reading with...
  • Undated
    From/to: Unknown
    [Undated] The gazelle - you remember it was the alternative to a mare - has materialized and now ...
  • 22 June 1917
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [22 June 1917] Baghdad June 22 Dearest Mother. Your letter of May 1 is the last I have received...
  • 29 June 1917
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [29 June 1917] June 29 Baghdad Darling Father. Last mail came your letter of May 1 with Sir G. ...
  • 30 June 1917
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [30 June 1917] June 30 Dearest Mother I have written this week to Father but may I also ask you...
  • 6 July 1917
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother and father, Dame Florence Bell and Sir Hugh Bell
    [6 July 1917] July 6 Dearest step-mother and father. I have no letters from you as yet by this ...
  • 9 May 1893
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to Miss Thomson
    [Postmarked 9[?] May 1893] Weimar Tuesday. My dear Miss Thomson. I have felt rather worried at ...
  • 13 July 1917
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [13 July 1917] Baghdad July 13 Dearest Father. We have had a week of fierce heat which still co...
  • 20 July 1917
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [20 July 1917] July 20 Baghdad Dearest Father. I shall undoubtedly revert to the weather so I m...
  • 27 July 1917
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [27 July 1917] Baghdad July 27 Dearest Father. Another week - it's less hot. I don't think we'...
  • 28 July 1917
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    July 28. [28 July 1917] Mother's letter of May 22 has come this morning - most welcome. I've fin...
  • 3 August 1917
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [3 August 1917] Baghdad Aug 3 Dearest Father. This week a mail extraordinary brought me your le...
  • 10 August 1917
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [10 August 1917] Baghdad Aug 10 Dearest Father. I've had rather a slack week getting gradually ...
  • 31 August 1917
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [31 August 1917] Baghdad Aug 31 Dearest Father. I am coming out of hospital tomorrow. I am per...
  • 5 September 1917
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [5 September 1917] Sep 5 Baghdad Darling Father. I didn't go to Samarra after all. Doom struck...
  • 6 September 1917
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [6 September 1917] Baghdad Sep 6 Dearest Mother. After an interval of 3 weeks I've at last got ...
  • 8 September 1917
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [8 September 1917] Baghdad Sep 8 Dearest Father. A word to say that a blessed mail has just bro...
  • 10 May 1893
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [10[?] May 1893] Weimar Wednesday. Dearest Mother. Yesterday afternoon the Grand Duke called up...
  • 15 September 1917
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [15 September 1917] Baghdad Sep 15 Dearest Father. I've got a day out with the week and find su...
  • 21 September 1917
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [21 September 1917] Baghdad Sep 21 Dearest Father. The mail is in but as yet I've only had one ...
  • 25 September 1917
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [25 September 1917] Baghdad Sep 25 Darling Mother. Just as the mail was going last week there c...
  • 12 October 1917
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother and father, Dame Florence Bell and Sir Hugh Bell
    [12 October 1917] Baghdad Oct 12 Dearest Parents. I have this week Mother's letters of Aug 15 a...
  • 18 October 1917
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother and father, Dame Florence Bell and Sir Hugh Bell
    [18 October 1917] Oct 18. Dearest Parents. Yesterday came your telegram through Admiral Hall en...
  • 18 October 1917
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [18 October 1917] Baghdad Oct 18 Darling Father I must send you a word to thank you for your de...
  • 26 October 1917
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [26 October 1917] Baghdad Oct 26 Dearest Mother. I've just got your letter of Aug 29 - I think ...
  • 2 November 1917
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [2 November 1917] Baghdad Nov 2 Dearest Father. The post was liberal this week and brought me M...
  • 9 November 1917
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [9 November 1917] Baghdad Nov 9 Dearest Father. No mail as yet this week - Happy to tell you I'...
  • 15 November 1917
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [15 November 1917] Baghdad Nov 15 Dearest Father. Half an hour after the mail left last week I ...
  • - May 1893
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [May 1893] Weimar Wednesday. Dearest Mother. I scarcely know whether you are still in London bu...
  • 22 November 1917
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [22 November 1917] Samarra Nov. Dearest Mother. I wrote to you last week the day before I was t...
  • 30 November 1917
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her family
    [30 November 1917] Samarra Nov 30 Dearest Family. I'm still here though I wanted to go back a d...
  • 7 December 1917
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [7 December 1917] Baghdad Office of the C.C. Dec 7 Dearest Mother. I wish to announce the arriv...
  • 13 December 1917
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother and father, Dame Florence Bell and Sir Hugh Bell
    [13 December 1917] Baghdad Dec 13 Dearest Parents. There is still no post and my only news of t...
  • 21 December 1917
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother and father, Dame Florence Bell and Sir Hugh Bell
    [21 December 1917] Baghdad Dec 21 Dearest Parents. There is as yet no mail, so I can't reply to...
  • 29 December 1917
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [29 December 1917] Baghdad Dec 29 Dearest Father. At last I have had letters - Mother's of Oct....
  • 3 January 1918
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [3 January 1918] Karbala Jan 3 Dearest Mother. I'm having a little holiday which is very pleasa...
  • 10 January 1918
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [10 January 1918] Hillah [Hillah, Al] Jan 10 Darling Father. I wrote to you almost at the begin...
  • 18 January 1918
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    Jan. 18. [18 January 1918] On my way home yesterday (I came in by motor) I stopped at Babylon, ha...
  • 25 January 1918
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [25 January 1918] Baghdad Jan 25. Dearest Mother. Your letter of Nov 21 has reached me since I ...
  • Undated
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [Undated] Friday. Red Barns, Coatham, Redcar. Dearest Mother. We had a most delightful swim thi...
  • 31 January 1918
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother and father, Dame Florence Bell and Sir Hugh Bell
    [31 January 1918] Jan 31 Baghdad Darling Parents. I have your letters of Nov 27 (Father) Nov 2...
  • 7 February 1918
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to Sir William Ramsay
    [7 February 1918] [To Sir William Ramsay] C.C.'s Office Baghdad Feb 7 My dear Sir William. Your...
  • 8 February 1918
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [8 February 1918] Baghdad Feb 8 Darling Father. This has been the mailless week - we get letter...
  • 15 February 1918
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [15 February 1918] Feb 15 Baghdad Belloved Father. I've today received your letter of Dec 7 and...
  • 22 February 1918
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [22 February 1918] Feb 22 Baghdad Darling Father. You will get this letter quicker than all oth...
  • 1 March 1918
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [1 March 1918] Baghdad March 1 Dearest Mother. Yesterday your letter of Jan 9 reached me, telli...
  • 6 March 1918
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her family
    [6 March 1918] Baghdad March 6 Dearest Family. I'm going away the day after tomorrow down Euphr...
  • 13 March 1918
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [13 March 1918] Shinafiyah [Shinafiyah, Ash] March 13 Darling Mother. A word - I wish it could ...
  • 17 March 1918
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [17 March 1918] Samawah [Samawah, As] March 17 Dearest Father. I haven't got very far on my way...
  • 28 March 1918
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [28 March 1918] Baghdad March 28 Darling Mother. I came back to find your letters of Jan 14 and...
  • 23 January 1894
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [23 January 1894] [Placed between letters of 21 March 1892 and 20 April 1893 in GB Letters Vol 3 1...
  • 30 March 1918
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [30 March 1918] Baghdad March 30 Darling Father. Yes I am paid ú20 a month - a real income e...
  • 5 April 1918
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her family
    [5 April 1918] Baghdad Ap 5. Darling family. I continue to write though we are told that no mai...
  • 10 April 1918
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [10 April 1918] Ap 10 Darling Father. Here's an opportunity of getting a letter through to you ...
  • 15 April 1918
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [15 April 1918] [Telegraph] Baghdad 15th To HuBell Rounton Think length difficulty journey home...
  • 18 April 1918
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [18 April 1918] Baghdad Ap 18 Darling Father. I've just got a 4 weeks' mail with your letters o...
  • 19 April 1918
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [19 April 1918] Ap 19 Darling Father. I'm suddenly told that the post leaves in an hour. I beg...
  • 19 April 1918
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [19 April 1918] Baghdad Ap 19 Darling Father. My letter was interrupted in the middle by hearin...
  • 24 April 1918
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    Ap. 24. [24 April 1918] It's still been raining on and off and the Tigris rose terrifically in co...
  • 25 April 1918
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    Ap. 25.[25 April 1918] I had a superstitious feeling that something awful would happen in France ...
  • 25 April 1918
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [25 April 1918] Ap 25 Baghdad Darling Mother. I'm going to bother you with a few requests. Ev...
  • 3 March 1894
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [Postmarked 3 March 1894[?]] Friday Dearest Mother. How nice to think of your being here! Will...
  • 4 May 1918
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [4 May 1918] May 4. Baghdad Darling Father. Most provokingly I missed the mail this week - it w...
  • 9 May 1918
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [9 May 1918] Baghdad May 9 Darling Mother. I've just come back from Rammadi [Ramadi, Ar] to fin...
  • 10 May 1918
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [10 May 1918] Baghdad May 10 Darling Father. Your letter of March 19 has just arrived and this...
  • 13 May 1918
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [13 May 1918] Baghdad May 13 Darling Father. Captain Roosevelt is going to France tomorrow and ...
  • 18 May 1918
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [18 May 1918] Baghdad May 18 Dearest Father. It's now 6 AM and I'm sitting in my garden with no...
  • 24 May 1918
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother and father, Dame Florence Bell and Sir Hugh Bell
    [24 May 1918] Baghdad May 24 Dearest Parents. Will you forgive me if I write in pencil - it's n...
  • 31 May 1918
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [31 May 1918] May 31 Dearest Mother. I have just got a letter from you from Bath written at the...
  • 7 June 1918
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [7 June 1918] June 7 Baghdad Dearest Father. Your long letter, with many enclosures, March 30-A...
  • 14 June 1918
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her family
    [14 June 1918] June 14 Baghdad Dearest Family. It has been hot today, for the first time. This...
  • 21 June 1918
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [21 June 1918] Baghdad June 21 Dearest Father. A meagre post has however brought me your long l...
  • - May 1895
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [May 1895[?]] Thursday Red Barns, Coatham, Redcar. Dearest Mother. I have just come in from pla...
  • 28 June 1918
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [28 June 1918] June 28 Baghdad Dearest Father. My Persian plans are now all laid. The C.in C.,...
  • 5 July 1918
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [5 July 1918] Baghdad July 5 Darling Father. So far this week's mail has brought me only 2 lett...
  • 11 July 1918
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [11 July 1918] G.H.Q. Camp. Taq i Girrah July 11 Dearest Father. By luck I can send you down a...
  • 13 July 1918
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [13 July 1918] Kermanshah [Bakhtaran] July 13 Darling Father. I left the camp at 5.30 yesterday...
  • 22 July 1918
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [22 July 1918] July 22 Tehran [(Teheran)] or rather Gulahek Belloved Father. I have not written...
  • 6 August 1918
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [6 August 1918] Hamadan Aug 6 Dearest Father. I've now come to the end of the first stage of my...
  • 30 August 1918
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [30 August 1918] Baghdad Aug 30 Darling Mother. I got back here on the 28th and half an hour af...
  • 5 September 1918
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [5 September 1918] Baghdad Sep 5 Darling Mother. My letters have come back from Persia and lo a...
  • 11 September 1918
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [11 September 1918] [Telegram from Baghdad] HuBell Rounton Returned Flourishing love Gertrude Del...
  • 13 September 1918
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [13 September 1918] Baghdad Sep 13 Dearest Father. Your letters of June 25 and 26 and July 2 ha...
  • 2 November 1895
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [2 November 1895[?]] Nov 2 Red Barns, Coatham, Redcar. Dearest Mother. The book is in your boo...
  • 19 September 1918
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [19 September 1918] Baghdad Sep 19 Darling Mother. There is still no mail so that I haven't any...
  • 27 September 1918
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [27 September 1918] Baghdad Sep 27 Dearest Father. I have your letters of July 8 and 11, and of...
  • 27 September 1918
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [27 September 1918] Baghdad Sep 27 Darling Mother. I do so rejoice to have better and better ne...
  • 3 October 1918
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [3 October 1918] Oct 3 Darling Mother. I was glad to get a letter from you (dated Aug 6) instea...
  • 25 October 1918
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [25 October 1918] Baghdad Oct 25 Dearest Mother. I'm still slowly getting over malaria - it doe...
  • 1 November 1918
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [1 November 1918] Baghdad Nov 1 My dearest Mother. There is still no word from Father - probabl...
  • 13 November 1918
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [13 November 1918] Nov 13. On the Tigris Dearest Mother. I left Baghdad 9 days ago and have bee...
  • 28 November 1918
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [28 November 1918] Baghdad Nov 28 Dearest Father. I am having by far the most interesting time ...
  • 5 December 1918
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [5 December 1918] Baghdad Dec 5 Darling Mother. I send you a jolly black and silver stuff for a...
  • 6 December 1918
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [6 December 1918] Baghdad Dec 6. Dearest Father. Your letters of Sep. 13 and 26 and 30 and Oct ...
  • 4 February 1896
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [4 February 1896] Tuesday Red Barns, Coatham, Redcar. Dearest Mother. Mrs Wray appeared with th...
  • 13 December 1918
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [13 December 1918] Baghdad Dec 13 Dearest Father. There's no wire from you yet, but if you arriv...
  • 14 December 1918
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    Dec 14. [14 December 1918] No letters from you or Mother yet but one from Horace telling me about...
  • 27 December 1918
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [27 December 1918] Baghdad Dec 27 Dearest Father. A shocking affair last week - I didn't write....
  • 3 January 1919
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [3 January 1919] Jan 3. Dearest Mother. No mail this week, but on the chance of an outgoing boa...
  • 10 January 1919
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [10 January 1919] Baghdad Jan 10 Dearest Father. The censor, in the throes of death, broke into...
  • 17 January 1919
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [17 January 1919] Baghdad Jan. 17 Dearest Father. I have your letter of Nov 21 and 30 and Mothe...
  • 25 January 1919
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [25 January 1919] Jan 25 Dearest Mother. The censor continues to open all letters and to censor...
  • 31 January 1919
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [31 January 1919] Jan 31 Dearest Mother. Col. Wilson telegraphed home this week saying he would...
  • 7 March 1919
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [7 March 1919] [To HB] Hotel Majestic [Paris] March 7 Darling. You must have been surprised at ...
  • 16 March 1919
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [16 March 1919] [Paris] Sunday Belloved Mother. It will be quicker to send a letter by Father t...
  • 6 February 1896
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [6 February 1896] Thursday Red Barns, Coatham, Redcar. Dearest Mother. I am so sorry about your...
  • 18 March 1919
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [18 March 1919] [Paris] Tuesday 18th. Darling Father. I felt dreadfully lonely after you had go...
  • - March 1919
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [March 1919] [Paris] Wed. Dearest Father. I have signed and returned the papers you sent me and...
  • 21 August 1919
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [21 August 1919[?]] Aug 21 Rounton Grange Dearest Mother The enclosed will you read and destroy...
  • 26 September 1919
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [26 September 1919] Sep. 26. Darling Father. We reach Port Said on the 28th so I'll begin to wr...
  • 29 September 1919
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    Sep. 29. [29 September 1919] We reached Port Said at 5 p.m. yesterday - a quick voyage. The Emba...
  • 1 October 1919
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [1 October 1919] Alexandria Oct 1 Dearest Father. I came here yesterday to see Sir Milne Cheeth...
  • 12 October 1919
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her family
    [12 October 1919] Oct 12 Damascus [Dimashq (Esh Sham, Damas)] Dearest Family. If you were to se...
  • 17 October 1919
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her family
    [17 October 1919] Aleppo [Halab]. Oct 17 Dearest Family. The rest of my stay isn't very interes...
  • 27 October 1919
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [27 October 1919] Baghdad Oct 27. Belloved Mother. The post is dribbling in today and I've just...
  • 2 November 1919
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [2 November 1919] Baghdad Nov 2 Dearest Mother. I've got your letter of Sep 21 for which many t...
  • 11 February 1896
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [11 February 1896] Tuesday 95 Sloane Street. Dearest Mother. I have just had a very pleasant la...
  • 9 November 1919
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [9 November 1919] Baghdad Nov 9 Dearest Mother. This week's mail brought no country letters, ow...
  • 10 November 1919
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [10 November 1919] Baghdad Nov 10 Dearest Father. I've just time to send you a word in answer t...
  • 23 November 1919
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [23 November 1919] Baghdad Nov 23 Dearest Mother. I'm very sorry I didn't write last week but I...
  • 30 November 1919
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [30 November 1919] Sunday Nov 30 Dearest Mother. The post is late this week - it came in today ...
  • 7 December 1919
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [7 December 1919] Baghdad Dec 7 Darling Father. Your letter of Oct 20 comes by this mail and I ...
  • 8 December 1919
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [8 December 1919] Baghdad Dec 8 Darling Mother. I've just got 2 delightful letters to you Oct 1...
  • 16 December 1919
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [16 December 1919] Baghdad Dec 16 Dearest Father. Your letter of Nov. 3: Don't be later here th...
  • 20 December 1919
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [20 December 1919] Sunday Dec 20 Dearest Father. There has been no mail this week so I haven't ...
  • 25 December 1919
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [25 December 1919] Xmas Day Baghdad Belloved Father. I'm wishing you all good things and wonder...
  • 4 January 1920
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [4 January 1920] Baghdad Jan. 4. Dearest Father. This week I have had two helpings of letters f...
  • 13 February 1896
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [13 February 1896] Thursday. 95 Sloane Street. Dearest Mother. I had a very nice evening with t...
  • 12 January 1920
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [12 January 1920] Jan 12 Baghdad Dearest Mother. First - and it clouds all other things - Reute...
  • 18 January 1920
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [18 January 1920] Baghdad Jan. 18 Dearest Mother. I very much hope that before this letter reac...
  • 19 January 1920
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Jan. 19. [19 January 1920] I've forgotten to tell you that the event last week was the opening of...
  • 25 January 1920
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [25 January 1920] Baghdad Jan. 25. Dearest Mother. I'm answering your letter of Dec 17 and I ho...
  • 1 February 1920
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [1 February 1920] Feb. 1. Baghdad Dearest Mother. An amazingly quick mail has brought me Father...
  • 4 February 1920
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [4 February 1920] Feb 4 Dearest Mother. I'm writing to you early this week because I'm going to...
  • 14 February 1920
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [14 February 1920] Baghdad Feb. 14 Dearest Mother. I had a really delightful 3 days in Hillah [...
  • 16 February 1920
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Feb. 16 [16 February 1920] Your letter of Jan. 14 just received - thank you so much for your arra...
  • 23 February 1920
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [23 February 1920] Baghdad Feb. 23 Dearest Mother. Your letter of Jan. 21 - the only thing I sh...
  • 27 February 1920
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [27 February 1920] Baghdad Feb 27 Darling Father. It's too exciting to think that you embark to...
  • 14 February 1896
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [14[?] February 1896] Friday 95 Sloane Street. Dearest Mother. I went to Mrs West's and she say...
  • 29 February 1920
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [29 February 1920] Baghdad Feb 29 Dearest Mother. It's too exciting to think that Father is alr...
  • 1 March 1920
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [1 March 1920] March 1. Dearest Father. A supplementary line - if it reaches you in time. You ...
  • 7 March 1920
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [7 March 1920] March 7. Dearest Mother. Your letters of Feb. 3 and Jan 28: it's wonderful to th...
  • 14 March 1920
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [14 March 1920] March 14 Dearest Mother. I've telegraphed to you about the riding habit. It re...
  • 24 March 1920
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [24 March 1920] Basrah [Basrah, Al (Basra)] March 24 Dearest Mother. I'm writing from here beca...
  • 30 March 1920
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [30 March 1920] Basrah [Basrah, Al (Basra)] March 30 Dearest Mother. Father arrived yesterday m...
  • 10 April 1920
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [10 April 1920] Baghdad Sunday Ap. 10 Dearest Mother. I'm leaving it to Father to describe our ...
  • 6 May 1920
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [6 May 1920] Baghdad {Friday} Thursday 6 Belloved Father. It was a delightful surprise to have ...
  • 9 May 1920
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [9 May 1920] Baghdad Sunday 9th May Darling Father. With what different feeling I write to you ...
  • 16 May 1920
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [16 May 1920] Baghdad May 16. Sunday Belloved Father. Letters continue to arrive from Mother wh...
  • 16 February 1896
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [16 February 1896] Sunday 95 Sloane Street. Dearest Mother. I came in so late yesterday that I ...
  • 23 May 1920
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [23 May 1920] Baghdad Sunday May 23 Dearest Mother. I must write to you this week in order to t...
  • 1 June 1920
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [1 June 1920] June 1 Baghdad Dearest Father. I got your letters from Bombay with the Rs 40 and ...
  • 7 June 1920
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [7 June 1920] Baghdad June 7 Dearest Father. This also has been a week of events, satisfactory ...
  • 14 June 1920
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [14 June 1920] June 14 Baghdad Dearest Father. I have your letter from Aden [('Adan)] and a wor...
  • 20 June 1920
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [20 June 1920] Sunday June 20. Dearest Father. Ramadhan ended, thank God or the Prophet, on Thu...
  • 21 June 1920
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    June 21. [21 June 1920] I enclose a copy of the statement issued today. I don't think myself tha...
  • 27 June 1920
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [27 June 1920] Baghdad June 27 Dearest Father. I've got your letter from Egypt - you do seem to...
  • 29 June 1920
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    June 29. [29 June 1920] Rish woke me very early by crying because his wound hurt him so I had to ...
  • 27 June 1920
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [27 June 1920] June 27 Baghdad Dearest Mother. May I write you a word about tiresome things? F...
  • 4 July 1920
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [4 July 1920] Baghdad Sunday July 4 Dearest Father. There isn't very much to record this week -...
  • 18 February 1896
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [18[?] February 1896] Tuesday 95 Sloane Street. Dearest Mother. I dined with the Russells last ...
  • 11 July 1920
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [11 July 1920] Sunday July 11 Baghdad Dearest Father. The post this week hasn't come in because...
  • 11 July 1920
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    Monday [12 July 1920]. I've just got a delightful letter from you, June 10, and one from Mother, ...
  • 20 July 1920
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [20 July 1920] Baghdad July 20 Dearest Father. Thank you so much for telegraphing to me about M...
  • 26 July 1920
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [26 July 1920] Baghdad July 26 Dearest Father. I have this week your letter of June 17 and a de...
  • 2 August 1920
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [2 August 1920] Baghdad Aug 2 Dearest Father. This week has brought a delightful letter from Mo...
  • 7 August 1920
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [7 August 1920] Baghdad Aug 7 Dearest Father. I do not know if Edwin has told you of our corres...
  • 8 August 1920
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    Aug 8. [8 August 1920] On the whole, the political situation is improving. S. Talib is showing c...
  • 16 August 1920
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [16 August 1920] Baghdad Aug 16 Dearest Father. It's dawn of Monday morning. I've got to go to...
  • 23 August 1920
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [23 August 1920] Aug 23 Darling Father. There's no particularly good news to give you except th...
  • 23 August 1920
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    Aug 23 [23 August 1920] Private. I send you yet another telegram from Edwin together with my ans...
  • - February 1896
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [February[?] 1896] Thursday 95 Sloane Street. Dearest Mother. Alas! Kate Smith won't come unde...
  • 23 August 1920
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [23 August 1920] Baghdad Aug 23 Dearest Mother. My letters to Father are just as much to you bu...
  • 30 August 1920
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [30 August 1920] Baghdad Aug 30. Dearest Father. I have letters from you and Mother, respective...
  • 5 September 1920
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [5 September 1920] Baghdad Sep 5 Dearest Mother. The truth is I'm very tired of being so hot. ...
  • 7 September 1920
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Sep 7. [7 September 1920] Father's letter of Aug 8 has just come. I was very glad to hear from S...
  • 12 September 1920
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [12 September 1920] Baghdad Sep 12 Dearest Father. There are rumours of outbreaks in Syria - I ...
  • 13 September 1920
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    Sep 13. [13 September 1920] I must tell you something remarkable. Col. Barnet (Sybil's husband) ...
  • 14 September 1920
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    Sep 14. [14 September 1920] I've just got your letter of Aug 11 and Mother's of Aug 12 - you send...
  • 19 September 1920
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [19 September 1920] Baghdad Sep 19 Dearest Father. There's a general improvement in the situat...
  • 20 September 1920
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    Sep. 20. [20 September 1920] I've just got your letter of Aug 20. What you say about my writing ...
  • 27 September 1920
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [27 September 1920] Baghdad Sep 27 Dearest Father. The most remarkable feature this week has be...
  • 21 February 1896
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [21[?] February 1896] Friday 95 Sloane Street. Dearest Father. I dined with Caroline last night...
  • 3 October 1920
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [3 October 1920] Oct. 3 Dearest Father. This morning being Sunday I rode out before breakfast t...
  • 5 October 1920
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    Oct 5. [5 October 1920] After a postless fortnight I receive today your letter of Aug 26 and one ...
  • 10 October 1920
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother and father, Dame Florence Bell and Sir Hugh Bell
    [10 October 1920] Oct 10 Darling Parents. I have this week a letter of Mother's of Aug 25 and o...
  • 17 October 1920
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [17 October 1920] Sunday 17th Oct Dearest Father. I must try to give you an account of this rem...
  • 18 October 1920
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    Monday 18th. [18 October 1920] I didn't after all go for the picnic for when I got down to the la...
  • 24 October 1920
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [24 October 1920] Baghdad Oct 24 Darling Father. I mentioned bronchitis last week - well, it wo...
  • 1 November 1920
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [1 November 1920] Baghdad. Nov 1 Dearest Father. I had a most Belloved letter from you dated Se...
  • 7 November 1920
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [7 November 1920] Nov 7. Baghdad Darling Father. This week has been comparatively uneventful. ...
  • 8 November 1920
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    Nov 8 [8 November 1920] On Sunday, ie yesterday, Capt Clayton and I went out to lunch with Hasan ...
  • 14 November 1920
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [14 November 1920] Sunday Nov 14 Dearest Father. Sunday evening is usually my letter writing ti...
  • 22 February 1896
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [22 February[?] 1896] [On final page of 'May 1896' Album 4 letters] Saturday 95 Sloane Street. D...
  • 16 November 1920
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [16 November 1920] Baghdad Nov 16 Private Dearest Mother. Your letter of Oct 13 has this momen...
  • 22 November 1920
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother and father, Dame Florence Bell and Sir Hugh Bell
    [22 November 1920] Baghdad Nov 22 Dearest Parents. I've had letters from you both dated Oct 20 ...
  • 29 November 1920
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [29 November 1920] Baghdad Nov 29 Darling Father. I always mean to write to you gradually throu...
  • 30 November 1920
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    Nov 30. [30 November 1920] Stop press news. Talib has withdrawn his resignation! ...
  • 4 December 1920
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [4 December 1920] Baghdad Dec 4 Dearest Father. I wish I kept a diary - if only the day were a ...
  • 5 December 1920
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    Sunday Dec. 5. [5 December 1920] Yesterday afternoon I rode out to Kadhimain [(Al Kazimiyah)], to...
  • 7 December 1920
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    Dec. 7. [7 December 1920] I'm staying at home today with a cold in the head. It's so impossible ...
  • 12 December 1920
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [12 December 1920] Bagdad Dec 12 Dearest Father. It's exactly 3 weeks since the last mail came ...
  • 18 December 1920
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [18 December 1920] Baghdad Dec 18 Dearest Father. Another post came in this week bringing me yo...
  • 25 December 1920
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [25 December 1920] Baghdad Dec 25 Darling Father. I have letters from you and Mother dated Nov ...
  • 3 June 1876
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [3 June 1876] June 3 Red Barns Coatham, Redcar. My dear Papa You are very good to send me a let...
  • 23 February 1896
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [23[?] February 1896] Sunday 95 Sloane Street. Dearest Mother. I enjoyed the Mansfield St dinne...
  • 3 January 1921
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [3 January 1921] Jan 3 Baghdad Dearest Father. I got back here on Dec 31 to find letters from y...
  • 10 January 1921
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [10 January 1921] Jan 10 Dearest Father. The enclosed is so very confidential that I would rath...
  • 17 January 1921
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [17 January 1921] Baghdad Jan. 17 Dearest Parents. I've just got Mother's letter of Dec 15 sayi...
  • 22 January 1921
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [22 January 1921] Baghdad Jan. 22 Darling Father. I'm beginning my weekly letter on Saturday fo...
  • 16 June 1876
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [16 June 1876] 16 June Red Barns Coatham, Redcar. My dear Papa The white pinks are coming out s...
  • 24 January 1921
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    Jan. 24 [24 January 1921] You observe that I've got the writing paper you sent me though I've bee...
  • 30 January 1921
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [30 January 1921] Jan 30 Darling Mother. A word in answer to your letters of Dec 21 and 29. It...
  • 30 January 1921
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [30 January 1921] Sunday Jan. 30. Dearest Father. This week has been rich in letters for it has...
  • 1 February 1921
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    Monday Feb 1. [1 February 1921] No, alas, I can't find that set of stamps, but anyhow I'll send y...
  • 7 February 1921
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [7 February 1921] Baghdad. Feb 7 Darling Father. I have received letters from you and Mother of...
  • 13 February 1921
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [13 February 1921] Baghdad Feb 13 Darling Father. I'm answering your letter of Jan 12 and wish ...
  • 3 March 1896
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [3 March[?] 1896] Monday 95 Sloane Street. Dearest Father. I went to the Stores this afternoon,...
  • 24 February 1921
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [24 February 1921] Feb 24 On the Tigris boat and continued on the Hardinge. Dearest Mother. We...
  • 12 March 1921
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to unknown
    Cairo. March 12. [12 March 1921] We arrived yesterday. I got Father's telegram at Aden [('Adan)]...
  • - March 1921
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [March 1921] [Original in Jan-June 1922 album, 2nd page] Tuesday Darling. I meant to come to Po...
  • 25 March 1921
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [25 March 1921] Cairo March 25 Darling Mother. I must send you a word before I leave to tell yo...
  • 25 March 1921
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to Lieutenant Colonel Frank Balfour
    [25 March 1921] Suez March 25 My Belloved Frank [Balfour]. I'm writing in the train - forgive a...
  • 29 March 1921
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [29 March 1921] R.M.I.S. Harding. March 29 Darling Father. I've been thinking daily of what you...
  • 3 April 1921
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [3 April 1921] R.I.M.S. Hardinge. Ap. 3 Dearest Father. You are I expect just arriving or arriv...
  • 12 April 1921
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [12 April 1921] Baghdad Ap 12 Darling Father. The strike news is a horrible anxiety which under...
  • 17 April 1921
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [17 April 1921] Baghdad Ap. 17 Darling Father. I've had a busy week, that's to say I've spent a...
  • 25 April 1921
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [25 April 1921] Baghdad Ap 25 Darling Father. It was a delightful surprise to get your letter f...
  • - March 1896
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [March 1896] [On final page of 'May 1896' in Album 4 letters] Wed. 95 Sloane Street. Dearest Fat...
  • 2 May 1921
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [2 May 1921] Baghdad May 2 Darling Father. I've just got your delightful letter posted at Genoa...
  • 8 May 1921
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [8 May 1921] Baghdad May 8 Darling Mother. My last news from home is your letter of Ap 6 when t...
  • 15 May 1921
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [15 May 1921] Baghdad May 15 Darling Father. Your letters have an almost too acute interest. T...
  • 22 May 1921
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [22 May 1921] Baghdad May 22 Darling Father. I have letters from you and Mother dated Ap 19, ju...
  • 29 May 1921
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [29 May 1921] May 29. Baghdad Belloved Father. I have letters both from you and Mother dated Ap...
  • 5 June 1921
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother and father, Dame Florence Bell and Sir Hugh Bell
    [5 June[?] 1921] Baghdad May 5 Darling Parents. I'm answering your letters of May 4 - I may say...
  • 12 June 1921
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [12 June 1921] Baghdad June 12 Dearest Father. There has been no mail this week - confound all ...
  • 19 June 1921
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [19 June 1921] Baghdad June 19 Dearest Father. There have been 2 mails this week bringing you l...
  • 23 June 1921
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [23 June 1921] June 23 Faisal arrives in Basrah [Basrah, Al (Basra)] today. We've thrown our di...
  • 26 June 1921
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    June 26. [26 June 1921] I left off writing to go out to dinner with the Shaikh of Chabaish [Kabai...
  • 18 March 1896
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [18 March 1896] [On final page of 'May 1896' in Album 4 letters] Bellagio. Dearest Mother. We a...
  • 30 June 1921
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [30 June 1921] Baghdad June 30 Darling Father. It's being so frightfully interesting - there! t...
  • 2 July 1921
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    July 2. [2 July 1921] The next event was that evening's banquet in the Maude gardens. It was rea...
  • 3 July 1921
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    Sunday July 3. [3 July 1921] I went riding early with Mr Tod - to Haji Naji's where we sat and ea...
  • 7 July 1921
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [7 July 1921] Baghdad Thursday July 7 Dearest Father. I must begin my weekly letter today, othe...
  • 8 July 1921
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    Friday July 8. [8 July 1921] Last night the Naqib gave a dinner to Faisal in his house opposite h...
  • 10 July 1921
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    Sunday 10th. [10 July 1921] We're all right I think. Yesterday I had in 'Abdul Majid Shawi and t...
  • 10 July 1921
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [10 July 1921] Baghdad July 10 Darling Mother. I've got your letter of June 8 and also the Hear...
  • 16 July 1921
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [16 July 1921] Baghdad. July 16 Darling Father. The heat is terrific - day after day over 121 a...
  • 17 July 1921
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    July 17. [17 July 1921] In the middle of the week the Govt Girls' School had a breaking up functi...
  • 20 July 1921
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [20 July 1921] Wed. July 20. Dearest Father. Ich fange an - really these days are so packed wit...
  • 20 March 1896
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [20 March 1896] Lago d'Iseo. Friday. Dearest Mother. Papa wrote to you I think, after we had ar...
  • 24 July 1921
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    Sunday July 24. [24 July 1921] On Thursday morning we had rather a scare. News had been coming i...
  • 27 July 1921
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [27 July 1921] Baghdad July 27 Darling Father. I'm sending you a letter by aeroplane in the hop...
  • 31 July 1921
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [31 July 1921] Baghdad July 31 Dearest Father. I sent you a word this week by air in answer to ...
  • 6 August 1921
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [6 August 1921] Aug 6 Baghdad Darling Father. We have had a quiet week. The plebiscite is near...
  • 13 August 1921
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [13 August 1921] Baghdad Aug 13 My dearest Mother. I am sending this by air mail. Would you be...
  • 14 August 1921
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [14 August 1921] Baghdad Aug 14 Darling Father. We have had rather an uneventful week. The ref...
  • 15 August 1921
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [15 August 1921] Baghdad August 15 Dearest Mother In case the copy of this which I sent by airm...
  • 21 August 1921
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [21 August 1921] Aug 21 Baghdad Darling Father. I've no letter of yours to answer because there...
  • 28 August 1921
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [28 August 1921] Baghdad Aug 28. Darling Father. After a fortnight without letters, this week b...
  • 28 August 1921
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [28 August 1921] Aug 28 Dearest Mother. I must send you a particular word to tell you how delig...
  • 24 March 1896
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her half-sister, Molly Trevelyan
    [24 March 1896] Vicenza Tuesday 24. My dee dee Molly. We arrived here yesterday afternoon after...
  • 4 September 1921
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [4 September 1921] Baghdad Sep 4 Darling Father. The Post, having exerted itself unconscionably...
  • 11 September 1921
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [11 September 1921] Baghdad Sep. 11. Darling Father. Few letters have had a greater success tha...
  • 17 September 1921
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother and father, Dame Florence Bell and Sir Hugh Bell
    [17 September 1921] Baghdad Sep 17. Dearest Parents. I have today received your letters of Aug ...
  • 18 September 1921
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother and father, Dame Florence Bell and Sir Hugh Bell
    Sep. 18. [18 September 1921] Sunday. I've been out all day with the Coxes, the rest of the party ...
  • 25 September 1921
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [25 September 1921] Baghdad Sep 25 Darling Father. I shall now make a habit of sending any lett...
  • 29 September 1921
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    Sep. 29. [29 September 1921] Sir Percy, who is a very keen sportsman, has got two hawks which are...
  • 29 September 1921
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [29 September 1921] Sep 29 Baghdad Darling Mother. You haven't said anything about Hugo's engag...
  • 2 October 1921
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [2 October 1921] Baghdad. Oct 2 Darling Father. I shall have to keep a sort of diary to you now...
  • 9 October 1921
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    October 9. [9 October 1921] On Monday the C in C took the King, Ja'far Pasha and me for a picnic ...
  • 13 October 1921
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    Oct 13. [13 October 1921] There's nothing further to record except the arrival of a letter from y...
  • 26 March 1896
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [26 March 1896] Palazzo Gritti. Thursday. Dearest Mother. Our lodgings are perfectly delightful...
  • 13 October 1921
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [13 October 1921] Baghdad Oct 13 Dearest Mother. I was so very glad to get your letter of Septe...
  • 17 October 1921
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [17 October 1921] Baghdad Oct 17. Dearest Father. Yesterday, Sunday, I spent an agreeable day. ...
  • 31 October 1921
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [31 October 1921] Baghdad Oct 31 Darling Father. I've just received your letters of Oct 12 and ...
  • 1 November 1921
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    Nov. 1. [1 November 1921] Faisal came back from his Hillah [Hillah, Al] tour on Monday. He has b...
  • 9 November 1921
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [9 November 1921] Nov. 9. Darling Father. It's no good telling you where I am because it isn't ...
  • 10 November 1921
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    Nov. 10. [10 November 1921] I was glad to be off into the clean cold air, the flealess air I was ...
  • 11 November 1921
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    Nov. 11. [11 November 1921] It was very cold in the night - Penjwin is over 5000 ft - and a glori...
  • 12 November -
    From/to: Unknown
    Nov. 12. Indeed I was quite relieved - pursuing the above thought - to find that breakfast consis...
  • 13 November 1921
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    Nov 13. [13 November 1921] I ought by rights to have returned to Sulaimani [Sulaymaniyah, As] and...
  • 25 November 1921
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    Nov. 25. [25 November 1921] By the way, as to our spring plans, I'm delighted to hear that you co...
  • 30 March 1896
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [30 March 1896] Palazzo Gritti Monday Dearest Mother. Mrs Green has not turned up yet, if the g...
  • 4 December 1921
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [4 December 1921] Dec. 4. Baghdad Dearest Father. We are now seeing the air mail from its less ...
  • 6 December 1921
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    Dec. 6. [6 December 1921] Today the airmail arrived and I got letters from you and Mother dated N...
  • 8 December 1921
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    Dec. 8. [8 December 1921] Last night I dined with Sir Aylmer to meet Ja'far and Nuri and their wi...
  • 17 December 1921
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to Lieutenant Colonel Frank Balfour
    [17 December 1921] Dec 17 Baghdad Belloved Frank [Balfour]. I owe you an answer to two delightf...
  • 18 December 1921
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [18 December 1921] Baghdad Dec 18 Dearest Father. I'm dreadfully sorry that there was a gap of ...
  • 20 December 1921
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    Dec 20. [20 December 1921] The air mail closes tomorrow, two days earlier than usual because of X...
  • 2 January 1922
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [2 January 1922] Jan. 2. Dearest Father. It's over 3 weeks since I heard from you, for the last...
  • 5 January 1922
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    Jan. 5. [5 January 1922] I'm a trifle better and though far from well I begin to think I may ulti...
  • 19 January 1922
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [19 January 1922] Baghdad Jan. 19 Darling Father. Last airmail brought me, as I expected, two b...
  • 30 January 1922
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [30 January 1922] Baghdad Jan 30 Darling Father. Owing to bad weather the air mail was a week l...
  • 1 April 1896
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her half-sister, Elsa Bell
    [1 April 1896] Palazzo Gritti Wed. Dearest Elsa. I was so glad to have your long letter - what ...
  • 31 January 1922
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    Jan. 31. [31 January 1922] I spent last weekend in acute discomfort on account of Zaya's having s...
  • 2 February 1922
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    Feb. 2. [2 February 1922] Ja'far and Nuri with their wives came to dinner last night to meet Capt...
  • 2 February 1922
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [2 February 1922] Feb 2 Darling Mother. I'm so immensely relieved that you've decided not to le...
  • 16 February 1922
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [16 February 1922] Baghdad Feb 16 Darling Father. I wish I hadn't left a whole fortnight to be ...
  • 26 February 1922
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [26 February 1922] Baghdad Feb 26 Darling Father. I shall begin my fortnightly letter. The air...
  • 1 March 1922
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    March 1. [1 March 1922] The airmail has at last arrived bringing your letter of Feb 7 and Mother'...
  • 2 March 1922
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    March 2. [2 March 1922] I've telegraphed to you today and this letter goes by tomorrow's airmail....
  • 12 March 1922
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [12 March 1922] March 12. Darling Father. Last Sunday, i.e. a week ago, Mr Cornwallis and I mot...
  • 14 March 1922
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    March 14. [14 March 1922] The party question is still undecided and I haven't heard anything abou...
  • 16 March 1922
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    March 16. [16 March 1922] I've just come in from a most delightful dinner with the King; Mr Monta...
  • 3 April 1896
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [3 April 1896] Palazzo Gritti Friday. Dearest Mother. I'm obliged to write to you on this very ...
  • 30 March 1922
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [30 March 1922] March 30 Baghdad. Darling Father. I'm writing to you in a great perturbation of...
  • 30 March 1922
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [30 March 1922] Baghdad March 30 Darling Mother. It's only after great heart searchings that I'...
  • 12 April 1922
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [12 April 1922] Baghdad Ap. 12 Darling Mother. I have just written to Father at Jerusalem [(El ...
  • 12 April 1922
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [12 April 1922] Baghdad Ap. 12 Darling Father. I have your letter of March 22 (so delightful an...
  • 27 April 1922
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [27 April 1922] Ap 27. Darling Mother. I have had the most preposterously busy fortnight and ha...
  • 10 May 1922
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [10 May 1922] Jerusalem [(El Quds esh Sherif, Yerushalayim)] May 10 Darling Mother. I can't tel...
  • 18 May 1922
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [18 May 1922] Baghdad Thursday May 18. Darling. A fortnight since we had that heavenly afternoo...
  • 21 May 1922
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    Sunday May 21. [21 May 1922] (Oh darling doesn't it seem almost impossible to Bellieve that 3 wee...
  • 25 May 1922
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    Thursday May 25. [25 May 1922] I went to tea with General Fraser on Sunday - he's not an inspirin...
  • 2 June 1922
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [2 June 1922] Baghdad June 2 Confidential but show Elsa and Domnul Darling Father. Your perfec...
  • 7 April 1896
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [7 April 1896] Palazzo Gritti. Tuesday Dearest Mother. I think your party sounds so pleasant; I...
  • 4 June 1922
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    Sunday 4. [4 June 1922] I've had a tremendous day. Upon my soul, the emotional experiences one g...
  • 6 June 1922
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    June 6. [6 June 1922] The drama develops. 'Ali only came into the office on Monday morning, and ...
  • 8 June 1922
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    June 8. [8 June 1922] Darling, I continue to pass through days of the most thrilling interest. L...
  • 22 June 1922
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [22 June 1922] June 22. Darlingest Father. It's provoking, isn't it, that the mail goes out the...
  • 6 July 1922
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [6 July 1922] Baghdad July 6. Dearest Father. I have delightful letters from you and Mother dat...
  • 16 July 1922
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [16 July 1922] July 16 Darling Father. I must begin by a really remarkable observation on the w...
  • 17 July 1922
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    July 17. [17 July 1922] I hadn't time to include yesterday's experiences which were, as usual, re...
  • 20 July 1922
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    July 20. [20 July 1922] We're having a heat wave - I think that the temp must have been up to 120...
  • 30 July 1922
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [30 July 1922] Baghdad July 30 Darling Father. I left off in the beginning of a heat wave which...
  • 2 August 1922
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    Aug 2. [2 August 1922] Your letter of July 11 and Mother's of the 12th reached me in 14 and 13 da...
  • 8 April 1896
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [8 April 1896] Palazzo Gritti. Wed. 8. Belloved Father mine. I rushed and flew along the platfo...
  • 3 August 1922
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    Aug 3. [3 August 1922] I paid my 'Id visit to the Naqib on the way to the office. He asked if I ...
  • 15 August 1922
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [15 August 1922] Baghdad Aug 15. Darling Father. Haji Naji turned up in the office the other da...
  • 16 August 1922
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    Aug 16. [16 August 1922] This was one of the moribund days; nevertheless I've been extremely busy...
  • 18 August 1922
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    Aug 18. [18 August 1922] This is mail day and I haven't finished my letter. No I was too optimis...
  • 18 August 1922
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [18 August 1922] Baghdad Aug 18 Darling Mother. I return to you a letter which has had singular...
  • 27 August 1922
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [27 August 1922] Aug 27. Darling Father. We have passed through the most troubled and dangerous...
  • 31 August 1922
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    Aug 31. [31 August 1922] I left off on Sunday 27. That evening we did not go up to our usual enc...
  • 8 September 1922
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [8 September 1922] Baghdad Aug [sic] 8. Dearest Father. We continue to battle with very difficu...
  • - August 1922
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    Aug [sic] 10. [10 september 1922] This Sunday morning while I'm writing to you, Sir Percy and Mr ...
  • 14 September 1922
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    Sep. 14. [14 September 1922] The Davidsons and Mr Cornwallis dined with me on the Sunday evening ...
  • 9 April 1896
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [9 April 1896] Palazzo Gritti Thursday Dearest Mother. Caroline writes today from Florence [Fir...
  • 10 September 1922
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [10 September 1922] Baghdad Sep 10 Darling Mother. I really feel I must write and thank you for...
  • 24 September 1922
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [24 September 1922] Sep. 24. Belloved Father. Where did I leave off? Somewhere about the depar...
  • 28 September 1922
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    Sep 28. [28 September 1922] A new planet has risen in the shape of Sir John Salmond, Air Marshal,...
  • 29 September 1922
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    Sep 29. [29 September 1922] Your letter of Sep 6 gave a very agreeable account of your Scotch tra...
  • 8 October 1922
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [8 October 1922] Oct 8 Baghdad. Dearest Father. As usual, a great many things seem to have happ...
  • 10 October 1922
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    Oct 10. [10 October 1922] I was interrupted here and forget what I thought was the main thing - o...
  • 12 October 1922
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    Oct. 12. [12 October 1922] After writing the above I went out to get something in the town, just ...
  • 24 October 1922
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [24 October 1922] Baghdad Oct 24 Dearest Father. The air mail broke down in mid-desert and has ...
  • 25 October 1922
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    Oct 25. [25 October 1922] The news of the Cabinet appointments reached us last night - Sir Percy ...
  • 1 November 1922
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [1 November 1922] Nov 1 Baghdad Darling Father. I'm beginning this letter very early and shall ...
  • 10 April 1896
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [10 April 1896] Palazzo Gritti Friday. Dearest Mother. Papa asked me to send you on this letter...
  • 2 November 1922
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    Nov 2. [2 November 1922] The deputation has come, 14 in all, including their followers, and all a...
  • 10 November 1922
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [10 November 1922] Mosul [Mawsil, Al]. Nov. 10. Darling Father. You might think that because I'...
  • 19 November 1922
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    Nov 19. [19 November 1922] We had to dinner the policeman (Capt Cabot) whom I know and like, and ...
  • 23 November 1922
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    Nov. 23. [23 November 1922] The new Cabinet is formed and is, I think, very good - much better th...
  • 24 November 1922
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [24 November 1922] Secretariat of the High Commissioner, Baghdad. Nov. 24. Dearest Mother I mad...
  • 4 December 1922
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [4 December 1922] Dec 4. Baghdad Dearest Father. We are all sorrowing today for the death of Ma...
  • 7 December 1922
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    Dec 7. [7 December 1922] Sir Percy is still dallying in the Persian Gulf, not without profit, how...
  • 8 December 1922
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    Dec 8. [8 December 1922] I open my letter to say I've just got your amazing and delightful letter...
  • 5 December 1922
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [5 December 1922] Dec 5. Baghdad Dearest Mother. This is not only to wish you a happy Christmas...
  • 16 December 1922
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [16 December 1922] Baghdad Dec 16 Dearest Father. Your letter and Mother's describing your Ja'f...
  • 11 April 1896
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [11 April 1896] Palazzo Gritti. Saturday. Dearest Father. I was so glad to get your letter and ...
  • 18 December 1922
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    Dec 18. [18 December 1922] It was an exceptionally amusing dinner party. I had Sabih Beg, ex Min...
  • 21 December 1922
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    Dec 21. [21 December 1922] The post goes this morning so goodbye. It's beautiful weather again a...
  • 31 December 1922
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [31 December 1922] Baghdad Dec 31. Darling Father. Well, we had a delightful week. We left on ...
  • 5 January 1923
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    Jan. 5. [5 January 1923] Yes, we had a very pleasant dinner. I got hold of Mr Edmonds also, in f...
  • 16 January 1923
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [16 January 1923] Baghdad Jan. 16. Dearest Father. The chief news is that Sir Percy is going ho...
  • 18 January 1923
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    Jan. 18. [18 January 1923] I'm very glad to gather from your letter of Dec 27 that there's every ...
  • 30 January 1923
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [30 January 1923] Baghdad Jan. 30. Private Darling Father. We're feeling like one who lives on ...
  • 1 February 1923
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    Feb. 1. [1 February 1923] Yesterday Major Gillan (I don't think you know him - he's local adviser...
  • 13 February 1923
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [13 February 1923] Baghdad Feb 13 Darling Father. I may begin by saying that the edge-of-the-ea...
  • 15 February -
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    Feb. 15. I dined with Mr Cornwallis on the 13th to meet Capt. Kitching, Asst. Adviser at Nasiriya...
  • 12 April 1893
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [12 April 1893] Palazzo Gritti. Sunday. Dearest Mother. I have been spending most of the day wi...
  • 1 March 1923
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [1 March 1923] March 1. Dearest Father. First of all to answer your letter of Feb 7 and Mother'...
  • 11 March 1923
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [11 March 1923] Baghdad March 11 Belloved Father. The first news I had of the poor Bowmans was ...
  • 12 March 1923
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    March 12. [12 March 1923] It's the most wonderful spring weather, more like the beginning of Apri...
  • 28 March 1923
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [28 March 1923] Baghdad March 28 Darling Father. I write to you from a sofa of sickness from wh...
  • 29 March 1923
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    March 29. [29 March 1923] I suddenly find the post closes today tomorrow being Good Friday, so I ...
  • 10 April 1923
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [10 April 1923] Baghdad Ap. 10. Dearest Father. I've telegraphed to you saying that I should pr...
  • 11 April 1923
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    Ap. 11. [11 April 1923] I've seen the King and on a separate page you'll find the result of our d...
  • 12 April 1923
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    Ap. 12. [12 April 1923] There was to be a tea given by the municipality to Sir Percy today, and t...
  • 24 April 1923
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [24 April 1923] Baghdad Ap. 24. Dearest Mother. It's after all settled that I shall go by air. ...
  • 26 April 1923
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Ap. 26. [26 April 1923] The hot weather has come with a burst in the last two days - not really h...
  • 13 April 1896
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [13 April 1896] Monday. Stella d'Oro Ferrara. Dearest Mother. We have arrived at the most charm...
  • 27 April 1923
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Ap. 27. [27 April 1923] A tremendous dinner last night; 200 people and 2´ hours! I was the b...
  • 9 May 1923
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [9 May 1923] Baghdad May 9 Dearest Mother. This is I fear going to be a very scrappy letter for...
  • 21 May 1923
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [21 May 1923] May 21. Haifa Dearest Mother. I don't know whether Marie is coming first to Londo...
  • - June 1923
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [Postmarked 23 June 1923] 95 Sloane Street Sat. Dearest Mother All right about the Trenchards ...
  • - June 1923
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [Postmarked June 25 1923] 95 Sloane Street Monday Dearest Mother I have noted the Rounton date...
  • - July 1923
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [Postmarked 21 July 1923] Alderley Park, Chelford, Cheshire. Saturday Dearest Mother. I think ...
  • 23 August 1923
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [23 August 1923] 95 Sloane Street Aug 23 Darling Mother. I found 4 fine books from you so I sh...
  • 24 August 1923
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [24 August 1923] Marseilles [Marseille] Aug 24 S.S. China Darling Mother. I'm safely on board ...
  • 30 August 1923
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [30 August 1923] Cairo Aug 30 Darling Father. Here I am and at Shepheard's Hotel and wishing ve...
  • 5 September 1923
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother and father, Dame Florence Bell and Sir Hugh Bell
    [5 September 1923] Baghdad Sep. 5 Darling step-mother and father. How familiar it seems to be w...
  • 15 April 1896
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [15 April 1896] Ravenna Wednesday. Dearest Father. We woke yesterday morning and found that it ...
  • 11 September 1923
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [11 September 1923] Baghdad Sep. 11. Dearest Mother. Here's an interesting experiment: I am goi...
  • 12 September 1923
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Sep 12. [12 September 1923] I'm better and have come into office - now I must go to the Ministry ...
  • 17 September 1923
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [17 September 1923] Baghdad Sep 17. Darling Father. Delightful letters today from you and Mothe...
  • 18 September 1923
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    Sep. 18. [18 September 1923] Ja'far is back - he arrived by last air mail and I met him at a dinn...
  • 21 September 1923
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    Sep. 21. [21 September 1923] There are a terrible number of dinner parties this week. On Monday ...
  • 25 September 1923
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [25 September 1923] Sep 25 Dearest Father. I'm again going to write by the overland mail. Ther...
  • 27 September 1923
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    Sep. 27. [27 September 1923] My chronicle continues with a dinner party to the H.C. on Tuesday. ...
  • 1 October 1923
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother and father, Dame Florence Bell and Sir Hugh Bell
    [1 October 1923] Baghdad Oct 1 Dearest step-mother and father. Your letters of Sep 16 and 19 ha...
  • 2 October 1923
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother and father, Dame Florence Bell and Sir Hugh Bell
    Oct. 2. [2 October 1923] I got a welcome telegram from Aurelia this morning to say that my box ha...
  • 3 October 1923
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother and father, Dame Florence Bell and Sir Hugh Bell
    Oct 3. [3 October 1023] I dined with Col. Slater and Mr Thomson to meet the H.C. and the Amir Zai...
  • 17 April 1896
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [17 April 1896] Friday 17. In the train. Dearest Mother. This is the moment to write you a long...
  • 4 October 1923
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Oct. 4. [4 October 1923] We had a terrific orgy last night! The dinner was excellent, Marie havi...
  • 13 October 1923
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [13 October 1923] Baghdad Oct 13 Darling Father. I felt quite aggrieved last week at there bein...
  • 17 October 1923
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    Oct. 17. [17 October 1923] The airmail was late this week and I only got your and Mother's letter...
  • 30 October 1923
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [30 October 1923] Oct 30 Darling Father. This is in answer to your letter of Oct 16 and Mother'...
  • 31 October 1923
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    Oct 31. [31 October 1923] Mr Woolley has arrived and came to dine with me on Sunday night to meet...
  • 1 November 1923
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    Nov. 1. [1 November 1923] It was a most successful dinner party last night. The Cabinet crisis h...
  • 7 November 1923
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [7 November 1923] Nov 7. Baghdad Belloved Father. This by overland mail. I hope the P.O. will ...
  • 8 November 1923
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    Nov 8. [8 November 1923] It wasn't so bad, the ball. I had a very amusing dinner with Sir Henry ...
  • 7 November 1923
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [7 November 1923] Nov 7 Secretariat of the High Commissioner, Baghdad. Darling Mother. We have...
  • 14 November 1923
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [14 November 1923] Baghdad Nov. 14. Belloved Father. The airmail has stuck somewhere and isn't ...
  • 20 April 1896
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [20 April 1896] Perugia Monday. Dearest Mother. You would laugh if you could see me in the midd...
  • 15 November 1923
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    Nov. 15. [15 November 1923] I find your letters of Oct 31 in the office this morning. Thank you ...
  • 21 November 1923
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [21 November 1923] Baghdad Nov 21 Darling Father. We've been Cabinet making all the week and ha...
  • 29 November 1923
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [29 November 1923] Baghdad Nov 29 Darling Father. This is in answer to your letter of Nov 15 an...
  • 5 December 1923
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [5 December 1923] Baghdad Dec 5 Darling Father. I've written to Mother but I had to make it onl...
  • 5 December 1923
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [5 December 1923] Baghdad Dec 5 Dearest Mother. Thank you so much for your negotiations about A...
  • 11 December 1923
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [11 December 1923] Dec 11. Baghdad Dearest Father. I have Mother's letter of Nov 27 but nothing...
  • 13 December 1923
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    Dec. 13. [13 December 1923] Darling, that's all. The King is back from Najaf [Najaf, An] but I h...
  • 13 December 1923
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [13 December 1923] Dec 13. Baghdad Dearest Mother. Hugo has telegraphed to me in unicode, no do...
  • 13 December 1923
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [13 December 1923] Dec 13 Secretariat of the High Commissioner, Baghdad. Dearest Father. I've ...
  • 18 December 1923
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [18 December 1923] Baghdad Dec. 18 Dearest Mother. I have your letter dated Dec 3 - nothing fro...
  • 19 June 1876
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [19 June 1876] June 19 Red Barns Coatham, Redcar. My dear Miss Olliffe Thank you very much for ...
  • 21 April 1896
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [21 April 1896] Hotel Brufani. Tuesday Dearest Mother. The Talbots and Lord Brownlow left this ...
  • 22 December 1923
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [22 December 1923] Baghdad Dec 22 Darling Father. I've a mystic feeling that I shan't write nex...
  • 31 December 1923
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [31 December 1923] Baghdad. Dec. 31. Darling Father. I found your letters of Dec 5th and 12th w...
  • 3 January 1924
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    Jan. 3. [3 January 1924] Letters from you and Mother dated Dec 19 reached me yesterday - I expect...
  • 9 January 1924
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [9 January 1924] Jan 9. Baghdad. Dearest Mother. I send you a letter from Milly, for your priva...
  • 9 January 1924
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [9 January 1924] Baghdad Jan. 9. Dearest Father. Your letter and Mother's of Dec 26 arrived on ...
  • 12 January 1924
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [12 January 1924] Jan 12. Baghdad. Dearest Mother. Your delightful letter of Jan 2 reached me t...
  • 22 January 1924
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [22 January 1924] Baghdad Jan 22 Darling Father - a most curious thing, I've had no letter from ...
  • 23 January 1924
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    Jan. 23. [23 January 1924] The mystery is explained. I've got today by airmail your letter of Ja...
  • - May 1877
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [May 1877] Dear Mama I am not going to write you a very long letter because I have a headache. ...
  • 24 January 1924
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    Jan. 24. [24 January 1924] It's raining hard and I'll answer for it that neither airmail nor over...
  • 30 January 1924
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [30 January 1924] Baghdad. Jan. 30 Dearest Father. I've somehow mislaid you last letter and Mo...
  • 23 April 1896
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [23 April 1896] Thursday. Siena We have been blessed with a fine day which was all the more deli...
  • 31 January 1924
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    Jan. 31. [31 January 1924] I remember now what your letter was about - the Henleys. What an inte...
  • 6 February 1924
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [6 February 1924] Feb. 6 This is a very amusing letter. Dearest Father. This time Mother's let...
  • 13 February 1924
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [13 February 1924] Baghdad Feb. 13 Darling Father. I thought of you a great deal on your birthd...
  • 13 February 1924
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [13 February 1924] Baghdad Feb. 13. Darling Mother. Your delayed letter of Jan. 23 arrived by l...
  • 20 February 1924
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [20 February 1924] Baghdad Feb 20 Darling Father. Your letter of Feb 5-7 reached me on Feb 16 -...
  • 21 February 1924
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    Feb. 21. [21 February 1924] The franc! Wisdom is justified in her children, i.e. you. ...
  • 27 February 1924
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [27 February 1924] Baghdad Feb 27 Darling. I got wrong in the days of the week and forgot that ...
  • 28 February 1924
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [28 February 1924] Feb 28 Baghdad Darling Mother. I really must thank you for your perfectly en...
  • 6 March 1924
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [6 March 1924] Baghdad March 6. Darling Father. Mother's letter missed this week, but I got you...
  • 8 March 1924
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    March 8. [8 March 1924] Sir Henry is going away tomorrow for 5 days so the office must run itself...
  • 25 April 1896
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [25 April 1896] [First letter in 'May 1896' section of Album 4 letters] Saturday Hotel Grande Bre...
  • 12 March 1924
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [12 March 1924] Baghdad. March 12 Darling. I must begin to tell you, right now, the history of ...
  • 18 March 1924
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    March 18. [18 March 1924] This is the unlucky letter which I left at my house and couldn't post! ...
  • 13 March 1924
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [13 March 1924] March 13 Secretariat of the High Commissioner, Baghdad. Darling. Inconceivably...
  • 18 March 1924
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [18 March 1924] Baghdad March 18 Darling Mother. I've got all your letters. The last being Mar...
  • 24 March 1924
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [24 March 1924] March 24 Darling. I must begin for there is always so much to say. I have just...
  • 26 March 1924
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    March 26. [26 March 1924] I'm writing in the middle of the night, being unable to sleep. On Mond...
  • 27 March 1924
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [27 March 1924] March 27 Dearest Father. It was all over at 11 a.m. and here I am to tell you a...
  • 1 April 1924
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [1 April 1924] Ap. 1. Baghdad Dearest Father. Both your letters of March 19 arrived yesterday a...
  • 2 April 1924
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    Ap. 2. [2 April 1924] And in the evening I went to a lecture by Prof. Langdon. Ken and I were go...
  • 3 April 1924
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [3 April 1924] Ap 3 Secretariat of the High Commissioner, Baghdad. Dearest Mother. This is a m...
  • 26 April 1896
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [26 April 1896] Florence [Firenze]. Sunday. Dearest Father. I had 2 postcards this morning, one...
  • 9 April 1924
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [9 April 1924] April 9. Baghdad Darling Father. I wish I had begun this letter earlier - there'...
  • 10 April 1924
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [10 April 1924] Baghdad Ap. 10. Belloved Mother. I have a feeling of relief at the thought that...
  • 15 April 1924
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [15 April 1924] Baghdad Ap. 15 Darling - that was a remarkably interesting letter of yours dated...
  • 17 April 1924
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [17 April 1924] Ap. 17. Darling Mother. Your letter of Ap 2 - that's splendid about the mules. ...
  • 21 April 1924
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [21 April 1924] Baghdad. Ap. 21. Oh darling, we're having such an agitating time. I've just bee...
  • 12 April 1924
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    April 23. [12 April 1924] The last two days have been as rich in incident as ever - really the tr...
  • 29 April 1924
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [29 April 1924] April 29. Baghdad. Darling. We're having a difficult time. I think the inevita...
  • 30 April 1924
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [30 April 1924] Baghdad Ap. 30. Darling Mother. The absence of a letter from you last week was ...
  • 4 May 1924
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [4 May 1924] Baghdad May 4 Darling Father. This is going to be a truncated letter for tomorrow ...
  • 5 May 1924
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    May 5. [5 May 1924] Oh dear I've paid such a lot of visits and there are more to be done in the a...
  • 28 April 1896
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [28 April 1896] Florence [Firenze] Tuesday 28. Dearest Mother. We have had another perfect day ...
  • 5 May 1924
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [5 May 1924] May 5 Dearest Mother. Could you please send me a bit of lace like the enclosed to ...
  • 14 May 1924
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [14 May 1924] Baghdad May 14 Darling Father. We're still in our slough of despond, and oh! I'm ...
  • 20 May 1924
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [20 May 1924] Baghdad May 20. Darling Father. Your letters are almost always delivered on Satur...
  • 21 May 1924
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    May 21. [21 May 1924] I went and found the dear old thing in a state of suppressed agitation. He...
  • 21 May 1924
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [21 May 1924] May 21 Darling Mother. I must write you a word, after my immense letter to Father...
  • 22 May 1924
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    May 22. [22 May 1924] Another south wind day! it's not really hot but one's bones melt. However,...
  • 28 May 1924
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [28 May 1924] Baghdad May 28 Darling Father. Your last letter was deeply interesting (May 14). ...
  • 29 May 1924
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    May 29. [29 May 1924] Last night a band of lawyers whom no one dreams of employing in the courts ...
  • 4 June 1924
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [4 June 1924] Baghdad. June 4. Darling Father. Venit summa dies - and it always seems to fall o...
  • 5 June 1924
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [5 June 1924] June 5 For your quite private eye - don't pass this on to anyone - things aren't h...
  • 29 April 1896
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [29 April 1896] Pisa Wednesday 29. Dearest Mother. Here we are upon our homeward way - I did my...
  • 5 June 1924
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [5 June 1924] June 5. Supplement. Husain Afnan came to me at 7.30 this morning to tell me that N...
  • 11 June 1924
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [11 June 1924] June 11. Baghdad Darling Father. We beat Cinderella by half an hour - the Treaty...
  • 11 June 1924
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [11 June 1924] Baghdad June 11. Dearest Mother. Of course I'll go and see Nurse O'Grady - now t...
  • 18 June 1924
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [18 June 1924] June 18 Baghdad Darling Father. We have had a very peaceful week after all our r...
  • 19 June 1924
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [19 [17?] June 1924] Baghdad June 19 [17?]. Darling Mother. First I must tell that the blue hat...
  • 25 June 1924
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [25 June 1924] Baghdad June 25. Darling Father. I suppose it's the reaction from the unholy exc...
  • 25 June 1924
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [25 June 1924] Baghdad June 25. Dearest Mother. Miss O'Grady! I've duly had her to tea. She i...
  • 2 July 1924
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [2 July 1924] Baghdad July 2 Dearest Mother. I'm enclosing a letter which, when you have read i...
  • 2 July 1924
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [2 July 1924] Baghdad. July 2. Darling Father. Here is the first letter to go to you in Ceylon ...
  • 9 July 1924
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [9 July 1924] Baghdad July 9 Darling Father. This is a very cleverly conceived letter designed ...
  • 1 May 1896
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [1 May 1896] Milan [Milano]. Friday. Dearest Mother. I was so glad to find your letters here - ...
  • 9 July 1924
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [9 July 1924] Baghdad July 9 Darling Mother. I've written this week to Father on board the Mold...
  • 13 July 1924
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [13 July 1924] Baghdad July 13 Dearest Mother. I am asking Sir Henry's ADC to take this letter ...
  • 16 July 1924
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [16 July 1924] Baghdad July 16. Dearest Mother. I enclose a letter to Father which will you ple...
  • 16 July 1924
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [16 July 1924] Baghdad July 16. Darling Father. Your telegram from Port Said reached me, bless ...
  • 20 July 1924
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [20 July 1924] Baghdad July 20. Dearest Mother. This has been a very uneventful week and I have...
  • 23 July 1924
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [23 July 1924] Baghdad. July 23 Darling Father. Those rogues of Egyptians sent your letter rou...
  • 23 July 1924
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [23 July 1924] Baghdad July 23. Belloved Mother. What a dear you were to take so much trouble a...
  • 30 July 1924
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [30 July 1924] Baghdad July 30 Darling Father. I thought of you arriving at Colombo on Saturday...
  • 5 August 1924
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [5 August 1924] Aug 5. Belloved Mother. Here's my letter to Father. Thank you for yours of Jul...
  • 5 August 1924
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [5 August 1924] Baghdad Aug 5. Darling Father. We are being unfortunate in our correspondence. ...
  • 6 May 1896
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [6 May 1896] 6 May 95 Sloane Street. Dearest Mother. We arrived today at 6 after a most prosper...
  • 6 August 1924
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [6 August 1924] August 6. Baghdad Darling Mother. I have your letter of Aug 6 and by the same p...
  • 13 August 1924
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [13 August 1924] Baghdad Aug 13 Darling Mother. Your diary letters are delightful but I like ha...
  • 13 August 1924
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [13 August 1924] Baghdad Aug 13 Darling Father. At last I've got your letter from Port Said; I ...
  • 20 August 1924
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [20 August 1924] Baghdad Aug 20 Darling Father. It was very clever of you to send your letter f...
  • 3 September 1924
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [3 September 1924] Baghdad Sep 3 Darling Mother. I have your (as ever) delightful letter of Aug...
  • 3 September 1924
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [3 September 1924] Baghdad. Sep 3 Darling Father. Your letters from Ceylon [Sri Lanka] are perf...
  • 4 September 1924
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    Sep 4. [4 September 1924] I continue to be much better. Ever your very devoted daughter Gertrude...
  • 10 September 1924
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [10 September 1924] Baghdad Sep 10 Darling Mother. I had no letter from Father last mail so tha...
  • 17 September 1924
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [17 September 1924] Baghdad Sep 17 Darling Father. I got your telegram from Port Said yesterday...
  • 17 September 1924
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [17 September 1924] Baghdad Sep 17 Darling Mother. That was a perfectly delightful letter of yo...
  • 7 May 1896
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [7 May 1896] 7 May. 95 Sloane Street. Dearest Mother. We had a very successful drawing room tea...
  • 24 September 1924
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [24 September 1924] Baghdad Sep 24 Darling Father. You successfully coerced the Egyptian postal...
  • 24 September 1924
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [24 September 1924] Baghdad Sep 24 Darling Mother. I'm so glad you like the rug. Presently you...
  • 30 September 1924
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [30 September 1924] Baghdad Sep 30 Darling Father. You being on the sea, there was no letter fr...
  • 7 October 1924
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [7 October 1924] Oct 7 Baghdad Dearest Father. I have your letter of Sep 22 and the lovely chai...
  • 8 October 1924
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [8 October 1924] Baghdad Oct 8 Private. Darling Mother. Thank you so much for your letter of S...
  • 15 October 1924
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [15 October 1924] Baghdad Oct 15 Darling Mother. What a time you had with your Free Traders, ha...
  • 15 October 1924
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [15 October 1924] Baghdad Oct 15 Dearest Father. I've a spare half hour before lunch and as I h...
  • 16 October 1924
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    Oct 16. [16 October 1924] I found H.M. quite collected and reasonable yesterday. He doesn't the ...
  • 22 October 1924
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [22 October 1924] Baghdad Oct 22 Dearest Father. I have had a very bad cold. I deserved it for...
  • 29 October 1924
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [29 October 1924] Baghdad Oct 29 Dearest Father. I have been a very poor thing this week with a...
  • 8 May 1896
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [8 May 1896] Friday 95 Sloane Street. Dearest Mother. Thank you very much for your cheque which...
  • 29 October 1924
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [29 October 1924] Baghdad Oct 29 Dearest Mother. As to Zaid - any party will suit him and the yo...
  • 5 November 1924
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [5 November 1924] Baghdad Nov 5. Darling Father. As you may imagine, we have been having rather...
  • 6 November 1924
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [6 November 1924] Baghdad Nov 6. Darling Mother. I've given Father a breathless outline of our ...
  • 12 November 1924
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [12 November 1924] Baghdad Nov 12 Darling Mother. That was an extremely interesting letter of y...
  • 19 November 1924
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [19 November 1924] Baghdad Nov 19 Darling Father. I'm so terribly shocked at the news of Edwin'...
  • 26 November 1924
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [26 November 1924] Baghdad Nov 26. Dearest Father. Thank you so much for your letter of the 11t...
  • 3 December 1924
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [3 December 1924] Baghdad Nov 3 [sic] [i.e. December] Dearest Father. I have just come back fro...
  • 10 December 1924
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [10 December 1924] Baghdad Dec 10 Darling Father. Your most Belloved letter of Nov 26 didn't re...
  • 11 December 1924
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    Dec. 11. [11 December 1924] The rain has all gone - it only lasted an hour - and the Loraines hav...
  • 14 December 1924
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [14 December 1924] Baghdad Dec 14 Dearest Mother. I'm going to try to get a letter through by t...
  • 20 June 1876
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [20 June 1876] June 20 Red Barns Coatham, Redcar. My dear Papa Is it not a pity that the raven ...
  • 9 May 1896
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [9[?] May 1896] Saturday 95 Sloane Street. Dearest Mother. The flowers are perfectly delicious ...
  • 15 December 1924
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Dec 15. [15 December 1924] The rain didn't last very long and it's fine again today. ...
  • 17 December 1924
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [17 December 1924] Baghdad Dec 17 Dearest Father. This is going to be a very scrappy letter for...
  • 18 December 1924
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    Dec 18. [18 December 1924] I've had a letter from Ken this morning. He says the reception at Mos...
  • 23 December 1924
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [23 December 1924] Baghdad Dec 23 Darling Father. Well, our shooting party is doomed. Ken is b...
  • 24 December 1924
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    Dec 24. [24 December 1924] It's fine at last. We hope Ken and the King will get back tomorrow an...
  • 31 December 1924
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [31 December 1924] Baghdad. Dec 31 - and one of the nastiest I've ever spent! Darling Father. W...
  • 7 January 1925
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [7 January 1925] Baghdad Jan 7. Oh Father darling, I've had such a week with the Queen and her c...
  • 15 January 1925
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [15 January 1925] Baghdad Jan 15. Darling Father, I have had rather an unsatisfactory week, the ...
  • 21 January 1925
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [21 January 1925] Baghdad Jan. 21. Dearest Father. This is going to be a very scrappy letter I ...
  • 22 January 1925
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    Jan. 22. [22 January 1925] We were 58 at dinner last night! All the 'Iraqis appeared without a f...
  • 10 May 1896
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [10 May 1896] Sunday. 95 Sloane Street. Dearest Mother. Read these and see what you make of the...
  • 28 January 1925
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [28 January 1925] Baghdad Jan. 28. Dearest Mother. I think this letter ought to arrive before F...
  • 4 February 1925
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [4 February 1925] Baghdad Feb 4. Darling Mother. This week I don't think I can catch Father any...
  • 11 February 1925
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [11 February 1925] Baghdad Feb 11 Darling. I've had such a shattering day. This morning at 4 a...
  • 18 February 1925
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [18 February 1925] Baghdad Feb 18 Darling Father. I am thinking of you today in Port Said and h...
  • 18 February 1925
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [18 February 1925] Baghdad Feb 18 Dearest Mother. I have written today to Father at Sydney and ...
  • 25 February 1925
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [25 February 1925] Feb 25 Baghdad Dearest Mother. I am truly sorry about Mrs Hedley - I am wri...
  • 25 February 1925
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [25 February 1925] Baghdad Feb 25. Dearest Father. I have your letter written on the ship but i...
  • 4 March 1925
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [4 March 1925] Baghdad March 4 Darling. This is going to be a scrap of a letter because I got i...
  • 5 March 1925
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    March 5. [5 March 1925] S/L Coles came to see me on Sunday, but I had left for Ur. I telephoned ...
  • 4 March 1925
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [4 March 1925] Baghdad March 4 Dearest Mother. This must be a brief letter for I arrived from U...
  • 11 May 1896
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [11 May 1896] Monday 95 Sloane Street. Dearest Mother. About the childrens' flower gowns - we f...
  • Undated
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [Undated] My dear Papa Yesterday we went to Beddgelert which is very pretty, we had dinner out o...
  • 5 March 1925
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    March 5. [5 March 1925] It was very nice party - I stayed till 1 a.m. I met S./L. Coles, Father'...
  • 11 March 1925
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [11 March 1925] Baghdad March 11. Dearest Father. Here is rather a slack morning so I'm writing...
  • 12 March 1925
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [12 March 1925] Baghdad March 12 Dearest Mother. Thank you so much for your condolences about m...
  • 18 March 1925
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [18 March 1925] Baghdad March 18 Dearest Mother. Aunt Maisie's letter (which you enclosed) made...
  • 18 March 1925
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [18 March 1925] Baghdad March 18 Darling Father. I have got your letter from Colombo (before yo...
  • 25 March 1925
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [25 March 1925] Baghdad March 25 Dearest Mother. Yesterday the news of Uncle Lyulph's death was...
  • 25 March 1925
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [25 March 1925] Baghdad. March 25 Darling Father. Uncle Lyulph's death came in Reuters yesterda...
  • 30 March 1925
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [30 March 1925] March 30 Dearest Mother. This is a line to go by the new Tuesday post and see h...
  • 1 April 1925
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [1 April 1925] Baghdad April 1 Dearest Father. I feel that I have been addressing myself to the...
  • 8 April 1925
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [8 April 1925] April 8. Baghdad Dearest Father. I seem to be much busier ouside the office than...
  • 12 May 1896
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [12 May 1896] Tuesday 95 Sloane Street. Dearest Mother. Miss Vane Featherstone called this morn...
  • 8 April 1925
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [8 April 1925] Baghdad Ap 8 Dearest Mother. Your letter of March 25 - the description of Uncle ...
  • 15 April 1925
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [15 April 1925] Wed. April 15. Baghdad Dearest Father. There is still no letter from you - I wo...
  • 16 April 1925
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [16 April 1925] Baghdad Ap. 16. Dearest Mother. Here's the morning of the mail and my letter to...
  • 22 April 1925
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [22 April 1925] Baghdad Ap. 22 Dearest Father. At last I have a letter from you, dated 13 March...
  • 22 April 1925
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [22 April 1925] Baghdad Ap. 22 Dearest Mother. Your letter of Ap 8 - I'm very glad about the so...
  • 29 April 1925
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [29 April 1925] Ap 29. Baghdad Dearest Father. Nothing more from you so I'll pursue my tale. W...
  • 29 April 1925
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [29 April 1925] Baghdad {May} April 29 Dearest Mother. Poor Aunt Bella! and poor Nellie, starti...
  • 6 May 1925
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [6 May 1925] Baghdad May 6 Dearest Mother. An uneventful week. The 'Iraq Army had its usual lu...
  • 13 May 1925
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [13 May 1925] Baghdad May 13 Dearest Mother. Your letter of April 27 - I'm sad about Mrs John T...
  • 20 May 1925
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [20 May 1925] Baghdad May 20. Dearest Mother. The chief news this week is that which you alread...
  • 13 May 1896
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [13 [?] May 1896] Wednesday 95 Sloane Steet. Dearest Father. Thank you so much for your charmin...
  • 21 May 1925
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    May 21 [21 May 1925] It was as I feared very dull, Mrs Drower, Mrs Sinderson, Mrs Bourdillon and...
  • 24 May 1925
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [24 May 1925] Baghdad May 24 Dearest Father. My last letter to you was on Ap. 29, posted to Cey...
  • 25 May 1925
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    May 25. [25 May 1925] I am going to send this by tomorrow's mail to Port Sa'id [Port Said] (we ha...
  • 28 May 1925
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [28 May 1925] May 28. Baghdad. Dearest Mother. I'm so glad to hear from your letter of May 12 t...
  • 3 June 1925
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [3 June 1925] Baghdad June 3. Dearest Father. Last week I got your letter of April 20 and now t...
  • 10 June 1925
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [10 June 1925] Baghdad June 10 Dearest Father. You worked miracles at Port Sa'id [Port Said] fo...
  • 10 June 1925
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [10 June 1925] June 10 Baghdad Dearest Mother. I'm so glad you liked Esme. I have sent her you...
  • 17 June 1925
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [17 June 1925] Baghdad June 17 Dearest Father. There was no letter from you last week so I gues...
  • 24 June 1925
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [24 June 1925] Baghdad June 24 Dearest Father. I [sic] was very nice to get your letter from ho...
  • 25 June 1925
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    June 25. [25 June 1925] Muhsin has made proposals for his Cabinet; they are now being debated. S...
  • 14 May 1896
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [14 May 1896] Thursday. 95 Sloane Street. My dear dear Father. I am so sorry for you, you poor ...
  • 1 July 1925
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [1 July 1925] Baghdad July 1 Dearest Father. Your letter of 18 June - I wrote to you last week ...
  • 19 July 1925
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [19 July 1925] 95 Sloane Street Sunday Darling Mother. It was so delightful to hear your voice ...
  • 12 August 1925
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [12 August 1925] Cabrack Lodge, Huntly, N.B. Aug 12 Darling Mother. I don't think I shall be th...
  • 14 August 1925
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [14 August 1925] Cabrack Lodge, Huntly, N.B. Aug 14 Darling Mother. I'm coming home on Tuesday ...
  • 29 September 1925
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [29 September 1925] 95 Sloane Street Tuesday Darling Mother. Before I go to bed I must tell you...
  • 29 September 1925
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [29 September 1925] 95 Sloane Street Tuesday night. Dearest. Your letters were most useful and ...
  • 30 September 1925
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [30 September 1925] 95 Sloane Street Sep 30 One more bit of business. I ensured my baggage for ...
  • 2 October 1925
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [2 October 1925] Lloyd Triestino Oct 2 Darling. Here we are comfortably installed and off in an...
  • 5 October 1925
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [5 October 1925] Lloyd Triestino Monday Oct 5. Darling Belloved Father. We are now about 3 hour...
  • 6 October 1925
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [6 October 1925] Lloyd Triestino Tuesday Oct 6. We did not get on board our second steamer - or ...
  • 14 May 1896
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [14 May 1896] Thursday. 95 Sloane Street. Dearest Mother. Our party last night was a great succ...
  • 9 October 1925
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [9 October 1925] Haifa. Oct 9 Darling Father. Here we are nearly at the end of a rather tiresom...
  • 10 October 1925
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    Oct 10. [10 October 1925] Everything has gone exactly as we wished. Nairn has given us a car whi...
  • 15 October 1925
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [15 October 1925] Baghdad. Oct 15. Darling. I have fortunately wakened an hour before breakfast...
  • 21 October 1925
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [21 October 1925] [Between letters of 9 and 15 Oct in album] Baghdad. Oct 14 [i.e.21] Darling Fat...
  • 21 October 1925
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [21 October 1925] Oct 21. Baghdad. Darling Mother. I must write a word to yourself - I really h...
  • 28 October 1925
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [28 October 1925] Baghdad Oct 28 Darling Father. We have not really been the lucky ones. As so...
  • 3 November 1925
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [3 November 1925] Baghdad Oct [i.e. November] 3 Darling Father. We are still unhappy for Sylvia...
  • 11 November 1925
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [11 November 1925] Baghdad Nov. 11. Darling Father. Here I am again writing at the last minute....
  • 17 November 1925
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [17 November 1925] Baghdad. Nov. 17. Darling Father. I think you would do better to write whene...
  • 25 November 1925
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [25 November 1925] Baghdad. Nov. 25 Darling Father. Sylvia is writing a line to her mother and ...
  • 16 May 1896
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [16[?] May 1896] Saturday. 95 Sloane Street. Dearest Mother. By some fluke I did remember that ...
  • 26 November 1925
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    Nov. 26. [26 November 1925] A word before the mail. We dined last night with a richissime Jew, M...
  • 2 December 1925
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [2 December 1925] Dec. 2. 9 a.m. Baghdad Darling. I am anxiously awaiting the replies to my tel...
  • 2 December 1925
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [2 Dec 1925] Baghdad Nov [i.e. December] 2. Darling Mother. All details have gone to Father. T...
  • 9 December 1925
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [9 December 1925] Baghdad Dec 9 Darling Mother. I am so deeply sharing your anxiety about Hugo....
  • 9 December 1925
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [9 December 1925] Baghdad Dec 9 Darling Father. This is the Xmas mail and I send you the best o...
  • 12 December 1925
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [12 December 1925] Baghdad Dec 12 Darling Father. I'm beginning a letter to you today, because ...
  • 13 December 1925
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    Dec 13. [13 December 1925] I've just come in from spending the day out with the King to find the ...
  • 23 December 1925
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [23 December 1925] Dec 23. Baghdad My darling Mother. Your terrible postscript of Dec 9 telling...
  • 23 December 1925
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [23 December 1925] Baghdad Dec 23. My Belloved Father. I have just written to Mother and all th...
  • 30 December 1925
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother and father, Dame Florence Bell and Sir Hugh Bell
    [30 December 1925] Baghdad Dec 30 Darlings. Well, you really were - mandrakes is the least offe...
  • 17 May 1896
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [17 May 1896] Sunday. 95 Sloane Street. Dearest Mother. I went yesterday afternoon to a tea par...
  • 6 January 1926
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [6 January 1926] Baghdad Jan. 6. Dearest Father. Your telegram of Dec 31 was a tremendous relie...
  • 6 January 1926
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [6 January 1926] Baghdad Jan 6. My dearest Mother. What a very different letter this is from th...
  • 13 January 1926
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [13 January 1926] Baghdad Jan. 13. Darling Mother. I want to send you a word in answer to your ...
  • 13 January 1926
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [13 January 1926] Baghdad. Jan 13 Darling Father. Your letter of Dec 29 filled in the details o...
  • 20 January 1926
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [20 January 1926] Baghdad Jan. 20. Darling Father. I'm afraid that this will be a short and du...
  • 27 January 1926
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [27 January 1926] Baghdad Jan 27 Dearest Father. You hadn't had a letter from me when you wrote...
  • 27 January 1926
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [27 January 1926] Baghdad Jan 27. Dearest Mother. A little bit o' business, as the Hon. George ...
  • 1 February 1926
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [1 February 1926] Baghdad Feb. 1. Dearest Father. It is very lucky that you and Mother wrote by...
  • 1 February 1926
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [1 February 1926] Feb. 1 Baghdad Dearest Mother. This is just to say that I'm so sorry to hear ...
  • 10 February 1926
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother and father, Dame Florence Bell and Sir Hugh Bell
    [10 February 1926] Baghdad Feb 10. My darling step-mother and father. I am writing to you with ...
  • 24 May 1896
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [24 May 1896] Woodside, Hayes Common, Beckenham. Sunday. Dearest Mother. I am so delighted that...
  • 16 February 1926
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [16 February 1926] Baghdad Feb 16 Darlingest Mother. Thank you so much for your wonderful lette...
  • 17 February 1926
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [17 February 1926] Baghdad February 17 Darling darling Father. You can't think what beautiful le...
  • 24 February 1926
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [24 February 1926] Baghdad Feb. 24 Darling Father. Do you know I never got your letter of Feb 2...
  • 24 February 1926
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [24 February 1926] Baghdad Feb 24 Belloved Mother. Thank you so much for the account of the fun...
  • 3 March 1926
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [3 March 1926] Baghdad March 3. Darlingest Mother. Thank you for your Belloved letter of Feb 18...
  • 3 March 1926
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [3 March 1926] March 3. Baghdad Darling Father. I am much interested to learn that at the Paris...
  • 10 March 1926
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [10 March 1926] Baghdad March 10 Darling Father. I think you are quite right not to undertake t...
  • 10 March 1926
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [10 March 1926] Baghdad March 10 Dearest dear Mother. What a good plan to keep your flat at Rou...
  • 16 March 1926
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [16 March 1926] Baghdad. March 16. Darling Mother. You write me the most wonderful letters. Ye...
  • 16 March 1926
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [16 March 1926] Baghdad March 16. Darling Father. I know just what you mean in your letter of M...
  • 22 June 1876
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [22 June 1876] June 22 Red Barns Coatham, Redcar. My dear Papa I shall be very glad when you co...
  • 26 May 1896
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [26 May 1896] Tuesday 95 Sloane Street. Dearest Father. I'm so sorry to hear you are not so ver...
  • 23 March 1926
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [23 March 1926] Baghdad. March 23. Dearest Mother. This week I am writing to you only as I hope...
  • 31 March 1926
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [31 March 1926] Baghdad March 31 Dearest Mother. I continue my scheme of writing to you and you...
  • 6 April 1926
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [6 April 1926] Baghdad. April 6. Dearest Mother. I am sitting in my garden to write and it's th...
  • 7 April 1926
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [7 April 1926] Baghdad. April 7. Dearest Father. I'll begin writing to you while I am waiting f...
  • 14 April 1926
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [14 April 1926] Baghdad. April 14. Darling Mother. As you will have gathered from the papers, o...
  • 21 April 1926
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [21 April 1926] Baghdad April 21 Dearest Mother. I have somehow mislaid your last letter so I d...
  • 21 April 1926
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [21 April 1926] Baghdad April 21 Dearest Father. I was very glad to have your letter from Flore...
  • 28 April 1926
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [28 April 1926] Baghdad. April 28 Dearest Father. Your letters of March 29 and April 10 reached...
  • 5 May 1926
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [5 May 1926] Baghdad May 5. Darling Father. Everything else is swallowed up in the thought of w...
  • 12 May 1926
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [12 May 1926] Baghdad May 12. Dearest Father. Your letter of April 28, written on the eve of th...
  • 27 May 1896
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [27 May 1896] Wednesday. 95 Sloane Street. Belloved Mother. I am so sorry about all these bothe...
  • Undated
    From/to: Hugo Lowthian Bell to his father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [Undated] [From MHLB] My dearest Pop How the flowers are growing. When will the donkey and pony...
  • 13 May 1926
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [13 May 1926] Baghdad May 13 Dearest Mother. In pursuance of my scheme not to give the G.P.O. m...
  • 18 May 1926
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [18 May 1926] Baghdad May 18 Dearest Father. As I feared, there were no letters this week. I B...
  • 26 May 1926
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [26 May 1926] Baghdad May 26 Dearest Father. I received by last mail your letters of May 5 and ...
  • 26 May 1926
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [26 May 1926] Baghdad May 26 My dearest Mother. Thank you so very much for your letter of May 1...
  • 2 June 1926
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [2 June 1926] Baghdad. June 2. Dearest Father. Thank you so much for all the papers which Mothe...
  • 2 June 1926
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [2 June 1926] Baghdad. June 2. Dearest Mother. Thank you so much for the papers enclosed in you...
  • 9 June 1926
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [9 June 1926] Baghdad June 9. Belloved Father. Thank you for your letter of May 26, with the cu...
  • 9 June 1926
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [9 June 1926] Baghdad June 9. Darling Mother. I have your long letter of May 26 with the accoun...
  • 16 June 1926
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [16 June 1926] Baghdad June 16 Darling Father. I'm being kept very busy but there seems to be a...
  • 16 June 1926
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [16 June 1926] Baghdad. June 16 Darling Mother. Decidedly a pageant is a much bigger undertakin...
  • 27 May 1896
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [27 May 1896] Wed. 95 Sloane Street. Dearest Father. I am so sorry for you, you poor poor dear!...
  • 23 June 1926
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [23 June 1926] Baghdad. June 23. Dearest Father. Thank you very much for sending me your letter...
  • 23 June 1926
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [23 June 1926] Baghdad June 23. Dearest Mother. Yes, you are quite right about history in the r...
  • 30 June 1926
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [30 June 1926] Baghdad June 30 Darling Father. I am ashamed of this crumpled paper but I am wri...
  • 7 July 1926
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [7 July 1926] Baghdad July 7 Dearest Mother. What a charming photograph of you and the little b...
  • 7 July 1926
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [7 July 1926] Baghdad July 7 Dearest Father. First your letter of June 23 - thank you for the p...
  • Undated
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [Undated] [On last page of album 6, 1899] Paris Sunday Dearest Belloved Mother. I was so glad t...
  • Undated
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [Undated] [In album1, Undated, 1874-1877] 95 Sloane Street Monday Dearest Father. It's a shocki...
  • 28 May 1896
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [28 May 1896] Thursday 95 Sloane Street. Belloved Mother. Oh I'm so much relieved by your teleg...
  • 28 May 1896
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [28 May 1896] Thursday. 95 Sloane Street. Dearest Father. We are so so glad to hear that you de...
  • - June 1896
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [June 1896] Wednesday 95 Sloane Street. Dearest Father. It is very close here and has been rain...
  • - June 1896
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [June 1896] Thursday. 95 Sloane St. Dearest Mother. We have had the most delightful day. We st...
  • - July 1896
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [July[?] 1896] Wednesday 95 Sloane Street. Dearest Mother. Miss Thomson says will you dismiss a...
  • 14 July 1896
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [14 July 1896] July 14. 95 Sloane Street. Dearest Mother. Thank you very much for your letter a...
  • 25 July 1896
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [Postmarked 25 July 1896] Wed. 95 Sloane Street. Dearest Mother. As to the Bells - I consulted ...
  • 24 June 1876
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [24 June 1876] June 24 Red Barns Coatham, Redcar. My dear Papa Jack is quite well we let him ou...
  • - September 1896
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [September 1896] [On final page of Album 3, 1891-1893 letters] Wednesday. 5 Bertini Strasse Potsd...
  • 23 September 1896
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [Postmarked 23 September 1896] 5 Bertini Strasse Wednesday. Dearest Mother. I am going to stay ...
  • - September 1896
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [Postmarked 25 September 1896] Potsdam Friday Dearest Mother. We spent yesterday in Berlin - it...
  • Undated
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [Undated]95 Sloane Street. I saw Heinemann this morning. He was extremely pleasant. I told him ...
  • Undated
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [Undated] 95 Sloane Street. Dearest Mother. I asked Susan about her cleaner, Achille Serre, and...
  • 6 January 1897
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [Postmarked 6 January 1897] York. Dearest Mother. I have just finished Barrie's[?] delicious bo...
  • 12 January 1897
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [12 January 1897] British Embassy Jan 12 Dearest Mother. I had the most superlatively comfortab...
  • 16 January 1897
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [16 January 1897] Sunday Jan 16 British Embassy, Berlin. Dearest Mother. We had a most amusing ...
  • 22 January 1897
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her half-sister, Elsa Bell
    [22 January 1897] [To EB] Berlin Jan. 22. Dearest Elsa. I am much amused by your letters - you ...
  • 24 January 1897
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [24 January 1897] Berlin. Jan 24 Dearest Mother. I imagine from your telegram that a letter to ...
  • 21 July 1874
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [21 July 1874] July 21st 1874 Red Barns Coatham, Redcar. My dearest Papa. Pilcher has got on ve...
  • 26 June 1876
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [26 June 1876] June 26 Red Barns Coatham, Redcar. My dear Papa I liked your letter very much on...
  • 25 January 1897
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [Postmarked 25 January 1897] British Embassy, Berlin. Monday Dearest Mother. Now I wonder if th...
  • 26 January 1897
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [26 January 1897] Berlin Jan 26. Dearest Father. I am very sorry in a way that Hugo has not got...
  • 29 January 1897
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [29 January 1897] Berlin. Friday. Jan 29. Dearest Mother. What is the matter with Miss T. [Thom...
  • 30 January 1897
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [30[?] January 1897] Berlin. Saturday. Dearest Father. I have written all my news to Mother and...
  • 31 January 1897
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [31[?] January 1897] Berlin Sunday Dearest Mother. I am so sorry about Miss T. [Thomson] I hop...
  • 2 February 1897
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [2 February 1897] Feb 2. British Embassy, Berlin. Dearest Mother. I expect Miss T. [Thomson] re...
  • 3 February 1897
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [3 February 1897] Feb 3 British Embassy, Berlin. Dearest Father. I hear from Aunt Florence of L...
  • 5 February 1897
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [5 February 1897] Berlin. Feb 5 Dearest Mother. I was so glad to have your last little letter f...
  • 6 February 1897
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [6[?] February 1897] Berlin. Saturday. Dearest Mother. The reason why I had not sent the poems ...
  • 8 February 1897
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [8 February 1897] Berlin. Feb 8 Dearest Father. I wish you many many happy returns of your birt...
  • 29 June 1876
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [29 June 1876] June 29 Red Barns Coatham, Redcar. My dear Papa I went to Rounton yesterday and ...
  • 10 February 1897
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [10 February 1897] Feb 10 British Embassy, Berlin. Dearest Mother. I enclose you an account of ...
  • 12 February 1897
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [12 February 1897] Feb 12 British Embassy, Berlin. Dearest Mother. If Papa does not start until...
  • 14 February 1897
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [14 February 1897] Feb 14 British Embassy, Berlin. Dearest Mother. Florence and I have spent th...
  • 16 February 1897
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [16 February 1897] Tuesday Berlin Dearest Mother. I observed this morning that my letter of las...
  • 17 February 1897
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [17 February 1897] Feb 17 British Embassy, Berlin. Dearest Mother. We had a most exciting eveni...
  • 19 February 1897
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [19 February 1897] Feb. 19 Berlin. Dearest Mother. The Opera Subscription Ball was not so dull ...
  • - February 1897
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to unknown
    [February 1897] [Beginning of letter missing] very glad as he is extremely nice. Today it feels ...
  • 21 February 1897
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [21 February 1897] Berlin Sunday 21st Dearest Mother. I was so glad to have your letter from Lo...
  • 22 February 1897
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [22 February 1897] Monday 22 British Embassy, Berlin. Dearest Mother. I have had the most amusi...
  • 24 February 1897
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [24 February 1897] Wednesday British Embassy, Berlin. Dearest Mother. Thank you so much for sen...
  • 30 June 1876
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [30 June 1876] June 30 Red Barns Coatham, Redcar. My dear Miss Olliffe I shall be very glad whe...
  • 28 February 1897
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [28 February 1897] Sunday. Berlin. Dearest Mother. I am delighted about Heinemann - what for a ...
  • 18 - 1897
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [1897] Tuesday 95 Sloane Street. Dearest Father. I had a most satisfactory interview with Heine...
  • 12 March 1897
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [12 March[?] 1897] Friday 12 Red Barns Coatham, Redcar. Dearest Mother. I did a great deal of v...
  • 16 March 1897
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [16[?] March 1897] Tuesday Red Barns, Coatham, Redcar. Dearest Mother. I have sent you BÑde...
  • 31 March 1897
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [31 March 1897] {Wed. 24th} March 31st Red Barns Coatham, Redcar. {Mr Hugh Bell} not at all! Mi...
  • 7 April 1897
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [7 April 1897] Ap 7 Red Barns Coatham, Redcar. Dearest Mother. Thank you so much for your lette...
  • 8 April 1897
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [8 April 1897] Ap 8 Red Barns Coatham, Redcar. Dearest Mother. I wrote to Sloane St last night ...
  • 29 October 1897
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [29 October 1897] Oct 29. 97. Dearest Mother. I am looking forward to having your letters from ...
  • 27 December 1897
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [27 December 1897] Dec 27 Red Barns Coatham, Redcar. Dearest Mother. I am going to post this at...
  • 28 December 1897
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [28 December 1897] Dec 28 95 Sloane Street Dearest Mother. We have had a successful, but a very...
  • 1 July 1876
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [1 July 1876] July 1st Red Barns Coatham, Redcar. My dear Papa I shall be so glad when you come...
  • 29 December 1897
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [29 December 1897] Dec 29 Para Dearest Father. We are safely on board with all our Bellongings ...
  • 29 December 1897
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [29 December 1897] Para Dec 29 Dearest Mother. Except for the honour and glory of the thing, we...
  • 25 - 1897
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [1897[?]] Saturday 25[?] Dearest Mother. Elise recieved [sic] the enclosed conflicting letter t...
  • - - 1897
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [1897[?]] York 9.20 Dearest Father. I must write you a little line from here I think to wish yo...
  • 14 February 1898
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her half-sister, Elsa Bell
    [14 February 1898] [To EB] P.M.S.S. City of Rio de Janeiro Monday Feb 14 My dearest Elsa. I mus...
  • 17 February 1898
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her half-sister, Elsa Bell
    Feb 17. [17 February 1898] The days go past very quickly, though we don't do much. I read books ...
  • 18 February 1898
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her half-sister, Elsa Bell
    Feb 18 [18 February 1898] We pass Molukai tonight I'm told. It seems horrible to think of all th...
  • 17 February 1898
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [17 February 1898] P.M.S.S. City of Rio Thursday 17. Dearest Mother. I want to write you a line...
  • 8 March 1898
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [8 March 1898] Tokyo. Tuesday March 8 Dearest Mother. Where, where shall I begin! If I were to...
  • 9 March 1898
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Wed 9. [9 March 1898] Many happy returns to Elsa - I wish she had been here to spend the day with...
  • 3 July 1876
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [3 July 1876] July 3 Red Barns Coatham, Redcar. My dear Papa What time will you come home becau...
  • 10 March 1898
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Thurs 10. [10 March 1898] Bitter cold again. M [Maurice] and I did a little sightseeing and lunc...
  • 11 March 1898
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Fri. 11. [11 March 1898] It snowed a little in the early morning but cleared up and became quite ...
  • 12 March 1898
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Sat 12. [12 March 1898] We have had a delightful day. Mr Mainwaring, Mr de R [de Rutzen], M [Mau...
  • 13 March 1898
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Sun 13 [13 March 1898] Alas! today it streamed with rain and blew a hurricane so we determined to...
  • 14 March 1898
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Mon 14. [14 March 1898] Bright and fine, snow melted, we all feel cheerful. Now as to our plans....
  • 18 March 1898
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [18 March 1898] Yokohama. March 18. Friday Dearest Mother. I am just going to send you a telegr...
  • 16 March 1898
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Wed 16. [16 March 1898] M. [Maurice] Mr de R. [de Rutzen] and I had a long ride in the morning al...
  • 17 March 1898
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Thurs 17. [17 March 1898] The first really fine hot day we have had - alas, it was delusive! We ...
  • 18 March 1898
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Fri 18. [18 March 1898] Grey and rainy and chill. Whether from the sudden changes of weather or ...
  • 19 March 1898
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Sat 19. [19 March 1898] Still very bad, so we decided to put off our departure to Miyanoshita for...
  • - July 1876
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [July 1876] Red Barns Coatham, Redcar. My dear Miss Olliffe I like the paper you write on very ...
  • 20 March 1898
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Sun 20. [20 March 1898] Better. We left Yokohama at 11.30 and reached our journey's end at 1 - a...
  • 21 March 1898
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Mon 21. [21 March 1898] Fine weather with a little soft cloud hanging over the tops of the hills....
  • 22 March 1898
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Tues 22. [22 March 1898] We have had a charming day. M. [Maurice] Mr de R. [de Rutzen] and I wer...
  • - July 1898
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [July 1898[?]] Lyceum, Friday Dearest Mother. I haven't had a second of time today, so I have b...
  • 4 August 1898
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [4[?] August 1898] Spean Bridge Thursday. Dearest Mother. I had not time to write to you this a...
  • 5 August 1898
    [5 August 1898] [Telegram from Speanbridge [Spean Bridge] to Sloane Square London] To Oleous Ldn[...
  • 6 August 1898
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [6 August 1898] Blarour Saturday. My dearest Mother. Thank you so much for your letter and for ...
  • - August 1898
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [August 1898] [On second page of Album 7, 1899 Letters] Spean Bridge Monday Dearest Mother. I w...
  • 31 August 1898
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [31 August 1898] Aug 31. Red Barns, Coatham, Redcar. Dearest Mother. You heard of all our adven...
  • 2 September 1898
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [2 September 1898] Sep 2 Red Barns, Coatham, Redcar. Dearest Mother. What I think of Violet Hun...
  • 9 August 1876
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [9 August 1876] 9 August Harlsey Hall My dear Miss Olliffe I write this letter for you to have ...
  • 6 September 1898
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [6 September 1898] Sep 6 Red Barns, Coatham, Redcar. Dearest Mother. I have returned Rupert and...
  • 8 September 1898
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [8 September 1898] Sep 8 Red Barns, Coatham, Redcar. Dearest Mother. You will see by the enclos...
  • 10 September 1898
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [10 September 1898] [On third page of Album 7, 1899 Letters] Sat. Newbiggin Hall, Westmorland. D...
  • 11 September 1898
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [11 September 1898] Sunday Sep 11. Newbiggin Hall, Westmorland. Dearest Mother. I am so glad yo...
  • 15 September 1898
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [15 September 1898] Sep 15 Red Barns, Coatham, Redcar. Dearest Mother. Here is the list. The F...
  • - September 1898
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [September 1898] Tuesday Red Barns, Coatham, Redcar. Dearest Father. I was much surprised to ha...
  • 24 September 1898
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [Postmarked 24 September 1898] Saturday Red Barns, Coatham, Redcar. Dearest Mother. The enclose...
  • 24 November 1898
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [24 November 1898] Thurs. 24 Red Barns, Coatham, Redcar. Dearest Mother. Hurray! of course they...
  • 13 December 1898
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [Postmarked 13 December 1898] Monday 95, Sloane Street. Dearest Mother. Thank you awfully for t...
  • 16 December 1898
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [Postmarked 16 December 1898] Wed. Dearest Mother. Hugo and I began our evening very pleasantly...
  • 15 August 1876
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [15 August 1876] 15 August Harlsey Hall My dear Mother It has been boiling hot, when it is cool...
  • - December 1898
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [December 1898] [On fifth page of Album 7, 1899 Letters] Friday 95 Sloane Street Dearest Mother....
  • Undated
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [Undated] Saturday Dearest Mother. I can go with you Tuesday for Carrie will have me on Thursda...
  • 6 January 1899
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [6 January 1899] Red Barns, Coatham, Redcar. Jan 6. Dearest Mother. It's very disappointing abo...
  • - January 1899
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [January[?] 1899] Saturday 95 Sloane Street. Belloved Mother. I have sent off the purple dress ...
  • - January 1899
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her half-sister, Elsa Bell
    [January[?] 1899] [To EB] Tuesday. Dearest Elsa. I'm so glad I sent the grey gown too - I liked...
  • - January 1899
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [January[?] 1899] Tuesday. Dearest Mother. I send the pins. Should you think me an awful beast...
  • - - 1899
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [Undated 1899] Wed. 90 Sloane Street. Dearest Mother. Lizzie seems perfectly well so I decide t...
  • 10 March 1899
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [10 March 1899] Friday 90 Sloane Street. Dearest Mother. Papa has just arrived and told us all ...
  • 9 March 1899
    From/to: F. Pollock to Gertrude Bell
    [9 March 1899] [From F. Pollock. Enclosed with above letter from G.B.] 48 Great Cumberland Place...
  • 11 March 1899
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [11 March 1899] Saturday. 90 Sloane Street. Dearest Mother. Elsa is much better. She was very ...
  • 18 August 1876
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [18 August 1876] 18 August Harlsey Hall My dear Papa I have not been able to ride the last few ...
  • 11 March 1899
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [11 March 1899] Saturday. 90 Sloane Street. Dearest Father. Elsa really is better. She was ver...
  • 14 March 1899
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [14 March 1899] Tuesday. 90 Sloane Street. Dearest Mother. Elsa is much better. There has been...
  • 16 March 1899
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [16 March 1899] Thursday. 90 Sloane Street. Dearest Mother. Your admirable cape has come and ha...
  • 17 March 1899
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [17 March 1899] Friday. 90 Sloane Street. Dearest Mother. I'm better, though still unable to wa...
  • 17 March 1899
    From/to: James Knowles to Gertrude Bell
    [17 March 1899] [From James Knowles. Enclosed with above letter from GB] Queen Anne's Lodge, St ...
  • 20 March 1899
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [20 March 1899] Monday 90 Sloane Street Dearest Mother. Thank you so much for A. France. I wil...
  • - March 1899
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [March 1899] 95 Sloane Street. Dearest Mother. I have left all directions about clothes for ton...
  • 24 March 1899
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [24 March 1899] Friday. Dearest Mother. A little word which I will post at Laon. Was it delici...
  • 25 March 1899
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [25 March 1899] [With Sept-Dec letters in album] Saturday Dearest Mother. I am writing in the t...
  • 26 March 1899
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [26 March 1899] Hotel Centrale Croce Bianca Parma March 26 1899 Dearest Mother. When I arrived ...
  • 30 August 1876
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [30 August 1876] Aug 30 Wales My dear Mama We went this morning and were caught in a shower. Y...
  • 28 March 1899
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [28 March 1899] 41 Via del Babuino Tuesday Dearest Mother. I've really had a day from the gods....
  • 29 March 1899
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [29 March 1899] 41 Via del Babuino Wednesday Dearest Mother. Sue and her father called here thi...
  • 30 March 1899
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [30 March 1899] Thursday 41 Via del Babuino. Dearest Mother. This morning I went out early acro...
  • 2 April 1899
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [2 April 1899] {Saturday} Sunday In the train. Dearest Mother. I had a most successful afternoo...
  • 7 April 1899
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [7 April 1899] Athens [Athinai]. Friday. Dearest Mother. I really must write you a long letter,...
  • 11 April 1899
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [11 April 1899] Athens [Athinai]. {Monday} Tuesday 11 Dearest Mother. (What a dirty sheet of pa...
  • 14 April 1899
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [14 April 1899] Friday 15 [sic] Tripolitsa [Tripolis]. Dearest Mother. Here we are safely embar...
  • 16 April 1899
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [16 April 1899] Trypi [Tripi]. Sunday 16. Dearest Mother I must begin my letter to you here and...
  • 17 April 1899
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Monday 17. [17 April 1899] We have had a long day, 9 hours' riding, which means about 11 on the w...
  • 26 April 1899
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [26 April 1899] Delphi. Wed 26. Dearest Mother. I think I shall just have time to send you a wo...
  • 21 July 1874
    From/to: Hugo Lowthian Bell, Gertrude Bell and Florence Johnson to their father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [21 July 1874] [From MHLB, GB and Florence Johnson, nÇe Bell] July 21st 1874 Red Barns Coatha...
  • 7 September 1876
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [7 September 1876] Sep 7 Wales My dear Papa We have been to Penmaenmawr to see such nice little...
  • 22 May 1899
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [22 May 1899] British Embassy, Berlin. Monday 22nd Dearest Father. I am glad to hear that there...
  • 12 June 1899
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [Postmarked 12 June 1899] Monday 37 Cadogan Place. Dearest Mother. I have had a very successful...
  • - July 1899
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [July 1899[?]] Saturday. 95 Sloane Street. Dearest Mother. Do you know I don't think I have bee...
  • 7 August 1899
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [Postmarked 7 August 1899] York. Monday Dearest Mother. Here we are and prospering extremely. ...
  • 9 August 1899
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [9 August 1899] Wed. Dearest Mother. I am writing to you in the train going to Rothenburg [Roth...
  • 10 August 1899
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [10 August 1899] Nuremburg [NÃ…rnberg] Thursday night. Dearest Mother. This is being really ...
  • 14 August 1899
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [14 August 1899] Luitpold Platz 2. Monday 14. Dearest Father. Hugo has written to Mother so I a...
  • - August 1899
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [August 1899] [Postcard of Luitpoldplatz, Bayreuth addressed to Mrs Hugh Bell] I have drawn a lin...
  • 16 August 1899
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [16 August 1899] Wed. 16. Bayreuth. Dearest Mother. Papa will have forwarded you my letter to h...
  • 18 August 1899
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [18 August 1899] Bayreuth Friday 18 Dearest Mother. We got your postcard from Rokely last night...
  • 13 September 1876
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [13 September 1876] Sep 13th 1876 Wales My dear Mother We all went out on the water with an old...
  • 20 August 1899
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [20 August 1899] Sunday 20 Bayreuth Dearest Mother. I'm afraid this is the last letter from Bay...
  • 21 August 1899
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [21 August 1899] Romanshorn. Monday. Dearest Mother. I have not succeeded in getting very far u...
  • 22 August 1899
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [22 August 1899] [On first page of Sept.-Dec. section, 1899 Letters] Tuesday Hotel des Alpes Sain...
  • 25 August 1899
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [25 August 1899] [On fifth page of Sept.-Dec. section, 1899 Letters] La Grave Friday. Dearest Fa...
  • 28 August 1899
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [28 August 1899] La Grave. Monday. Dearest Father. I have just been reading all the Bodley corr...
  • 29 August 1899
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her half-brother, Hugo Lowthian Bell
    [29 August 1899] [To HLB] La Grave Tuesday 29. Dearest Hugo. I found your charming postcards an...
  • 31 August 1899
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her half-sister, Elsa Bell
    [31 August 1899] [To EB] La BÇrarde Thursday 31 Dearest Elsa. This letter, I think, must be...
  • 4 September 1899
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [4 September 1899] La Grave Monday Sep 4. Dearest Father. I have been looking forward for the l...
  • 4 September 1899
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her half-sister, Molly Trevelyan
    [4 September 1899] [To MKB] La Grave Monday Dearest Moll. I'm so miserable about the Belloved l...
  • 7 September 1899
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [7 September 1899] La Grave Thursday 7th Dearest Mother. To you this time: I'm sure you must be...
  • 18 September 1876
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [18 September 1876] Sep 18 Wales My dear Papa Your letter has come this morning with Mama's let...
  • 10 September 1899
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [10 September 1899] La Grave Sunday. Dearest Mother. I have been weather-bound till today, but ...
  • 21 November 1899
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her half-sister, Elsa Bell
    [21/22 November 1899] [To EB] 93 Sloane St Tuesday Dearest Elsa. I was so much delighted to hav...
  • 23 November 1899
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [23[?] November 1899] 93 Sloane Street Thursday Dearest Father. Thank you so much about the sle...
  • 24 November 1899
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [24 November 1899] Nov 24 93 Sloane St. Belloved Mother. I was so glad to have your dear letter...
  • 25 November 1899
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [25 November 1899] 93 Sloane Street S.W. Sat. Dearest Mother. Lisa will have given you the late...
  • 29 November 1899
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [29 November 1899] Paris. Nov 29 Dearest Mother. Most prosperous so far. The Channel like a la...
  • 30 November 1899
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [30 November 1899] Grand Hìtel du Louvre Marseilles [Marseille] Nov 30 Dearest Father. Here ...
  • 2 December 1899
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [2 December 1899] Saturday. Dec 2. S.S. Saghalien[?] Off the coast of Sicily [Sicilia]. Dearest ...
  • 4 December 1899
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    Monday Dec 4. [4 December 1899] Alas! it's grey and cold! We got in at 8 and waited a long time ...
  • 5 December 1899
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [5 December 1899] Burnabat [Bornova] Smyrna [Izmir]. Tues. Dec 5. Dearest Mother. Here my adven...
  • 4 October 1876
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [4 October 1876] October 4th 1876 Highfield My dear Papa, Yesterday we had the little tea-things...
  • 6 December 1899
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Wed. 6th. [6 December 1899] I have found out the nationality of my hosts - they Bellong to the Me...
  • 10 December 1899
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [10 December 1899] S.S. Rossia. Sunday 10. Dearest Mother. I seem to have been a lifetime on th...
  • 11 December 1899
    Beyrout [Beyrouth (Beirut)]. Mon 11. [11 December 1899] We arrived here this morning at dawn and ...
  • 13 December 1899
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [13 December 1899] Hotel Jerusalem Wed 13 Dec. Dearest Father. Here I am established and most c...
  • 14 December 1899
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    Thurs 14. [14 December 1899] I got a letter from you today. All right, I will make to be in Egyp...
  • 16 December 1899
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    Sat 16. [16 December 1899] I tried a horse yesterday afternoon and another today. We started out...
  • 18 December 1899
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    Mon. 18. [18 December 1899] I have tried him and he is an angel. His price is ú16.5/, so I ha...
  • 20 December 1899
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her half-sister, Elsa Bell
    [20 December 1899] [To Elsa Bell] Jerusalem [(El Quds esh Sherif, Yerushalayim)]. Wed 20. Deares...
  • 23 December 1899
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [23 December 1899] Jerusalem [(El Quds esh Sherif, Yerushalayim)]. Dec 23 Dearest Mother. I con...
  • 25 December 1899
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Dec 25. [25 December 1899] We have just come back from Bethlehem [(Beit Lahm)] where we went last...
  • Undated
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [Undated] My dear Papa Thank you so much for the boodos[?]. I keep my diary. On friday we had ...
  • 28 December 1899
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [December 28 1899] Thursday Dec 28 Dearest Mother. It has rained quite persistently for 5 days ...
  • Undated
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [Undated] 93 Sloane Street Dearest Father. Well, are you going to partager his petit train[?] d...
  • - January 1900
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [January 1900] Jerusalem [(El Quds esh Sherif, Yerushalayim)] Jan 1. 1900. Belloved Mother. The...
  • 5 January 1900
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [5 January 1900] Jerusalem [(El Quds esh Sherif, Yerushalayim)]. Jan 5. 1900. Dearest Mother. I...
  • 6 January 1900
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Sat 6. [6 January 1900] No telegram, so I hope for the best. I shall now send you this letter as...
  • 9 January 1900
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [9 January 1900] Jan 9. Jerusalem [(El Quds esh Sherif, Yerushalayim)]. Dearest Mother. I am wa...
  • 10 January 1900
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Jan 10. [10 January 1900] I finally telegraphed to you in the morning yesterday so that you might...
  • 11 January 1900
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [11 January 1900] Jerusalem [(El Quds esh Sherif, Yerushalayim)]. Jan. 11. Belloved Father. I r...
  • 13 January 1900
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    Jan 13. [13 January 1900] I have just got your letter of the 5th from London. Of course it was n...
  • 14 January 1900
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    Sunday 14. [14 January 1900] This goes tomorrow. It ought to reach you in a week as it goes by a...
  • Undated
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [Undated] My dear Mamy Miss Klug will not write to you today. When are you coming home. Will y...
  • 17 January 1900
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [17 January 1900] Jericho. Wed. 17. Dearest Mother. I am sending this letter to 95 as you told ...
  • 18 January 1900
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Jan 18. [18 January 1900] Jerusalem [(El Quds esh Sherif, Yerushalayim)]. We were well advised n...
  • 20 January 1900
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Sat 20. [20 January 1900] However yesterday it cleared, rather to my relief for I had looked forw...
  • 22 January 1900
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her half-sister, Elsa Bell
    [22 January 1900] [To EB] Jerusalem [(El Quds esh Sherif, Yerushalayim)] Mon Jan 22. Dearest Els...
  • 25 January 1900
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [25 Jan 1900] Jan 25. Jerusalem [(El Quds esh Sherif, Yerushalayim)]. My Belloved Father. Your ...
  • 25 January 1900
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [25 January 1900] Jan. 25. Dearest Mother. Just a scrap in answer to your letter. The gowns! t...
  • 26 January 1900
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Friday 26. [26 January 1900] There is a rumour that a post goes out today so I send this on the c...
  • 27 January 1900
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [27 January 1900] Saturday 27. Dearest Father. I got two letters from you today, the last dated...
  • 28 January 1900
    Sunday 28. [28 January 1900] The weather is delicious again, I shall go for a long ride this afte...
  • 30 January 1900
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [30 January 1900] Jerusalem [(El Quds esh Sherif, Yerushalayim)] Jan 30. Dearest Father. I got ...
  • Undated
    From/to: Maurice Bell to his sister, Gertrude Bell
    [Undated] [From Maurice] My dear Mother. I like the paper with the crests on. I did not know yo...
  • 31 January 1900
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    Wed 31. [31 January 1900] We have discovered a new and fascinating occupation today - gardening i...
  • 1 February 1900
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    Feb 1. [1 February 1900] No post yet! I have not had letters since Saturday. My hotel bill is ...
  • 4 February 1900
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [4 February 1900] Sunday Feb 4. Jerusalem [(El Quds esh Sherif, Yerushalayim)]. Dearest Mother. ...
  • 6 February 1900
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [6 February 1900] Tuesday Feb 6. Jerusalem [(El Quds esh Sherif, Yerushalayim)]. Dearest Mother....
  • 7 February 1900
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Wed 7. [7 February 1900] Today it rained a good deal so I seized the opportunity to go and see th...
  • 11 February 1900
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [11 February 1900] Sunday 11 Feb. Jerusalem [(El Quds esh Sherif, Yerushalayim)]. Belloved Fathe...
  • 18 February 1900
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [18 Feb 1900] Sunday Feb 18. Jerusalem [(El Quds esh Sherif, Yerushalayim)]. Dearest Mother. Th...
  • 28 February 1900
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [28 Feb 1900] Jerusalem [(El Quds esh Sherif, Yerushalayim)] Wed Feb 28. Dearest Mother. I hope...
  • 1 March 1900
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    March 1 [1 March 1900] and sun and a rising barometer, thank the Lord! I therefore hurried out a...
  • 2 March 1900
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Friday 2. [2 March 1900] Today came the joyful news of the relief of Ladysmith. Mr Dunn told me ...
  • 18 - 1877
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [1877] Dear dear Mamy I am very very sorry you cannot come home. We are having great fun with t...
  • 3 March 1900
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Sat. 3. [3 March 1900] The first really warm day - warm enough to be without a fire and to go out...
  • 6 March 1900
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [6 March 1900] Jerusalem [(El Quds esh Sherif, Yerushalayim)]. March 6. Dearest Mother. It is n...
  • 11 March 1900
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [11 March 1900] German Consulate Jerusalem [(El Quds esh Sherif, Yerushalayim)]. March 11. Deare...
  • 13 March 1900
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [13 March 1900] Jerusalem [(El Quds esh Sherif, Yerushalayim)] March 13. Belloved Mother. Whene...
  • 15 March 1900
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    March 15. [15 March 1900] Oh such a lark! I've just been interviewing the gentleman who's to be ...
  • 16 March 1900
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Fri. 16. [16 March 1900] I rode with Mr Dickson and his daughters in the afternoon and tried a ne...
  • 17 March 1900
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Sat 17. [17 March 1900] Very stormy again. We had meant to go for a picnic with the Dicksons, bu...
  • 18 March 1900
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Sunday 18. [18 March 1900] It's gorgeous weather and my prospects for tomorrow are good. By the ...
  • 20 March 1900
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [20 March 1900] From my tent. Tues 20. Ayun Musa ['Ain Musa]. My dearest Father. Oh would that ...
  • 21 March 1900
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    Wed 21. [21 March 1900] Well, I can now show you the reverse side of camping, but it's not been v...
  • 18 - 1877
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [1877] Dear dear Mamy The Johnson's are here because of the new baby I was dragging Kootle in th...
  • 22 March 1900
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    Thurs 22. [22 March 1900] This has been a most wonderful day. Hanna woke me at 5.30, the weather...
  • 23 March 1900
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    Fri 23. [23 March 1900] Hanna woke me at 6.30 just in time to see a lovely sunrise across the Mad...
  • 24 March 1900
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    Sat 24. [24 March 1900] GrÃ…sse aus Kerak [Karak]! do you know where to find it on the map? it...
  • 25 March 1900
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    Sun 25. [25 March 1900] I'm going on to Petra! You see it's this way and I shall probably never ...
  • 26 March 1900
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    Mon 26. [26 March 1900] And so I am again on the road - pas sans peine however. We had settled t...
  • 27 March 1900
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    Tues 27. [27 March 1900] I got up at {3.30} 4 and found the valley lighted by a little waning moo...
  • 28 March 1900
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    Wed 28 [28 March 1900] - and this morning he was better. But he won't eat, so I have to look aft...
  • 29 March 1900
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    Thurs 29. [29 March 1900] Wady Musa [Wadi Musa] - for at length we have arrived and it is worth a...
  • 30 March 1900
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    Friday 30. [30 March 1900] I have had a busy day. An hour before dawn Ayoub and I started off ri...
  • 31 March 1900
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    Sat 31. [31 March 1900] We left Petra at 7 this morning with great regret. It was looking too ex...
  • 18 - 1877
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [1877] Dear dear Mamy Maggie says the stores have come and been unpacked and only six bars have ...
  • 1 April 1900
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    Sun Ap 1. [1 April 1900] We were off at 7 this morning and rode 2´ hours along the former road...
  • 2 April 1900
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    Mon. Ap 2. [2 April 1900] We left this morning at 7. It was very hot, a strong baking wind from ...
  • 3 April 1900
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    Tues 3. [3 April 1900] After the great heat of yesterday it was rather surprising to wake this mo...
  • 4 April 1900
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    Wed 4. [4 April 1900] I was off at 7 this morning and followed exactly the same road as on the 24...
  • 5 April 1900
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    Thurs 5. [5 April 1900] I am again writing to you from Madeba [Madaba], where we arrived at 3 thi...
  • 6 April 1900
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    Fri. 6 [6 April 1900] (Jericho again.) Madeba [Madaba], in proportion to its size, must have the...
  • 7 April 1900
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    Sat 7. [7 April 1900] I was up at 4 and off at 5.30 - a most tedious ride up on tired horses in a...
  • 8 April 1900
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    Sunday 8. [8 April 1900] There is no rest for the sightseer! I began the Easter functions today ...
  • 9 April 1900
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her half-sister, Elsa Bell
    [9 April 1900] [To EB] Jerusalem [(El Quds esh Sherif, Yerushalayim)]. Ap 9 Dearest Elsa. I wa...
  • 12 April 1900
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [12 April 1900] Jerusalem [(El Quds esh Sherif, Yerushalayim)]. Thurs 12. Dearest Mother. My do...
  • 13 April 1900
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [13 April 1900] Jerusalem [(El Quds esh Sherif, Yerushalayim)] Ap 13. Dearest Father. Of course...
  • 15 April 1900
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    Sun 15. [15 April 1900] I got up, as usual! at 6.30 and went down to the Church of the Sepulchre ...
  • 22 April 1900
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [22 April 1900] Jerusalem [(El Quds esh Sherif, Yerushalayim)]. Sun 22. Dearest Father. I am ra...
  • 24 April 1900
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    Tuesday 24. [24 April 1900] The result was that I was almost dead on Sunday, and it was blazing h...
  • 25 April 1900
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [25 April 1900] From my camp. Wed 25 Arak el Emir ['Iraq el Amir]. (Arabia, suggests Dr R. [Rose...
  • 26 April 1900
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    Thurs 26. [26 April 1900] We got off at 6.30 and rode all up the Wady Sir [Wadi es Sir], a most b...
  • 27 April 1900
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    Fri 27. [27 April 1900] We left Amman ['Amman] this morning soon after 6 and after riding for an ...
  • 28 April 1900
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    Sat 28. [28 April 1900] After a most delicious night by the Zerka [Zarqa] and a morning bath in i...
  • 29 April 1900
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    Sun 29. [29 April 1900] Irbid. This is a surprising country! there is a post office here, so I'm...
  • 30 April 1900
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [30 April 1900] Monday 30 Dera'a [Dar'a]. This morning we none of us had a very long way before ...
  • 18 - 1877
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [1877] Dear Mamy I am so very very very very very very glad you are coming home. Maurice is goi...
  • 2 May 1900
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    Wed May 2. [2 May 1900] Bosrah [Busr'a ash Sham]. I am deep in intrigues! however I will tell yo...
  • 3 May 1900
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    Thurs May 3. [3 May 1900] JeBell ed Druze [Duruz, Jabal ad]. I've slipped through their fingers ...
  • 4 May 1900
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    Friday 4. [4 May 1900] After breakfast this morning, I found the good Sheikh had been waiting rou...
  • 5 May 1900
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    Sat. 5. [5 May 1900] A Christian lady sent me a delicious dish for breakfast - some flat thin bre...
  • 6 May 1900
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    Sun. 6. [6 May 1900] I sent my mules straight to Busan this morning, with my brother 'Ali, and ro...
  • 7 May 1900
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    Mon 7. [7 May 1900] When you are travelling in hot countries, the primary rule is always to bring...
  • 8 May 1900
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    Tues 8 [8 May 1900] dawned fine and I was in high spirits. But the clouds blew over after an hour...
  • 9 May 1900
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    Wed 9. [9 May 1900] Before leaving this morning I went to the house of my friend Ali el Kady to d...
  • 10 May 1900
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    Thurs 10. [10 May 1900] I sent a messenger to Um az Zeitan last night to the Sheikh Abu Tallul wh...
  • 11 May 1900
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    Friday 11. [May 11 1900] Damascus [Dimashq (Esh Sham, Damas)], but a long long day to get to it. ...
  • - September 1877
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [September 1877] My dear Mamy We are having such fun here. Yesterday we caught an alive eel Hor...
  • 14 May 1900
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her family
    [14 May 1900] May 14. Damascus [Dimashq (Esh Sham, Damas)]. Belloved Family. Yesterday I got a ...
  • 15 May 1900
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to unknown
    [15 May 1900] May 15. Kuteifeh [Al Qutayfah]. I got off this morning at 9, after the usual diffi...
  • 16 May 1900
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to unknown
    Wed 16. [16 May 1900] We were off at 5, 'Ali and I going ahead to see about camels for the desert...
  • 17 May 1900
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to unknown
    Thurs 17. [17 May 1900] Karyatein [Al Qaryatayn]. I got up at 1.30 this morning and dressed quic...
  • 18 May 1900
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to unknown
    Fri 18. [18 May 1900] And to sleep for 9 hours as it proved. I have made for myself an enormous ...
  • 20 May 1900
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to unknown
    Sun 20. [20 May 1900] Palmyra [Tadmur], for I've got here at last, though after such a ride! We ...
  • 21 May 1900
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to unknown
    Mon 21. [21 May 1900] It was most delicious to have a long night in bed; I got up feeling extreme...
  • 22 May 1900
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to unknown
    Tues 22. [22 May 1900] I rode out before 8 with 2 soldiers to see the Tower Tombs. The furthest ...
  • 23 May 1900
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to unknown
    Wed 23. [23 May 1900] I got up at 3, it was windy and bitter cold. As I breakfasted, I watched a...
  • 24 May 1900
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to unknown
    Wed 23. [i.e. Thursday 24 May 1900] I wish I could manage to travel on the approved lines, but th...
  • - - 1877
    From/to: Maurice Bell to his sister, Gertrude Bell
    [Sepember 1877] [From Maurice] Dear Mammy I caught a fish. It was a little one. I was so pleas...
  • 25 May 1900
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to unknown
    Friday 25. [25 May 1900] I woke at 8, feeling rather slack; however it didn't matter as anyhow I ...
  • 26 May 1900
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to unknown
    Sat 26. [26 May 1900] I still felt rather slack but I rode off at 5.15 with 'Ali, Musa and {Muham...
  • 27 May 1900
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to unknown
    Sun 27. [27 May 1900] It was interesting this morning to see the Hasineh on the move. Sh. Muhamm...
  • 28 May 1900
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to unknown
    Mon 28. [28 May 1900] Sending my mules by a desert road, I took 2 of my muleteers and Hannah and ...
  • 29 May 1900
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to unknown
    Tues 29. [29 May 1900] I had a very beautiful ride into Damascus [Dimashq (Esh Sham, Damas)]. Th...
  • 3 June 1900
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [3 June 1900] Baalbek. Sun. June 3 Dearest Father. We have had a most prosperous and agreeable ...
  • 4 June 1900
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    Mon 4. [4 June 1900] We sent off our tents early to our camping place halfway up the Lebanon [Lib...
  • 5 June 1900
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    (Tues 5. [5 June 1900]) However we had a very interesting and a short day before us. We rode up ...
  • 6 June 1900
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    Wed 6. [6 June 1900] There is such an exquisite village in front of me that I can scarcely take m...
  • 7 June 1900
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    Thurs 7. [7 June 1900] We started off at 6.30 this morning with one Martin for guide, as the road...
  • Undated
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [Undated] Dear darling Mother. I am having great fun here. Maurice has caught 3 fish. There is...
  • 8 June 1900
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    Fri 8. [8 June 1900] There came one from the village this morning to tell me about the roads. I ...
  • 9 June 1900
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    Sat 9. [9 June 1900] And so today we set off about 7 - it was already fearfully hot, and walked 3...
  • 10 June 1900
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    Sun 10. [10 June 1900] I have spent the morning doing accounts and receiving a visit from my dear...
  • 4 June 1900
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [4 June 1900] [Picture postcard from Baalbek to Mrs Hugh Bell] June 4. We are having a most pros...
  • 31 July 1900
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her half-sister, Molly Trevelyan
    [31 July 1900] [To MKB] Tuesday. 71 Cadogan Place. Dearest Moll. The most aimiable [sic] little...
  • 31 July 1900
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [31 July 1900] Gare de Lyon Tuesday. Dearest Mother. I have prospered extremely so far. I had ...
  • 2 August 1900
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [2 August 1900] Hotel Couttet Chamonix {Wed} Thurs Aug 2. Dearest Father. I had rather an adven...
  • 6 August 1900
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [6 August 1900] Hotel Couttet Chamonix Monday 6th Dearest Mother. Thankyou for your letters and...
  • 8 August 1900
    From/to: Telegraph to Sir Hugh Bell
    [8 August 1900] [Telegraph to HuBell Redcar from Montanvert [Montenvers]] Grepon Traversed ...
  • 8 August 1900
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [8 August 1900] Montanvert [Montenvers] Wed. Aug 8. My dearest Father. I'm very much distressed...
  • Undated
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [Undated] Dear dear Mamy I am so sorry I did not write to you before I will write a long letter ...
  • 9 August 1900
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [9 August 1900] Montanvert [Montenvers]. Aug 9. Dearest Father. This morning broke cloudless an...
  • 10 August 1900
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [10 August 1900] Montanvert [Montenvers]. Aug 10. Dearest Father. Well, I had the most ridiculo...
  • 12 August 1900
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [12 August 1900] Montanvert [Montenvers]. Sunday Dearest Mother. I think Moll, to whom I've jus...
  • 15 August 1900
    From/to: Telegraph to Sir Hugh Bell
    [15 August 1900] [Telegraph to HuBell Redcar from Montanvert [Montenvers]] Dru traverses thrilled...
  • 18 August 1900
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [18 August 1900] Sat 18. Chalet des Meläzes, St Gervais les Bains, Haute Savoie. My dearest M...
  • 21 August 1900
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [21 August 1900] Chamonix. Tuesday 21 My dearest Father. I am much interested by your account o...
  • 22 August 1900
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [22 August 1900] Chamonix Wed. Dearest Mother. The fine weather has returned after terrible rai...
  • 24 August 1900
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [24 August 1900] Friday Aug 24. Dearest Mother. I'm safely arrived and am going to stay at 71 t...
  • 29 September 1900
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [29 September 1900] R.M.S. "Austral." Sat 29. Dearest Mother. We are having the most absurdly a...
  • 21 October 1900
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [21 October 1900] Sunday 21st Villa Socchieva, Belluno. Dearest Mother. It's perfectly heavenly...
  • 11 January 1878
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [Postmarked 11 January 1878] My dear Mammy We are having such fun here on wednesday we had a bra...
  • 1 November 1900
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her half-sister, Elsa Bell
    [1 November 1900[?]] [To EB] Nov 1. Red Barns, Coatham, Redcar. Dearest Elsa. Thank you for you...
  • - December 1900
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [Postmarked 19 December 1900] Wed. Red Barns, Coatham, Redcar. Dearest Father. Hugo and I are e...
  • 21 December 1900
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [21 December 1900] Dec 21. Red Barns, Coatham, Redcar. Dearest Father. I was delighted to get y...
  • 23 December 1900
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [23 December 1900] Dec 23. Red Barns, Coatham, Redcar. Dearest Mother. Thank you for the cheque...
  • 24 December 1900
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [24 December 1900] Dec 24. Red Barns, Coatham, Redcar. A merry Christmas, dearest Father, and ma...
  • 26 December 1900
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [26 December 1900] Dec 26 Red Barns, Coatham, Redcar. Dearest Father. My poor dear dog! he's a ...
  • 27 December 1900
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [27 December 1900] Thursday. Red Barns, Coatham, Redcar. Dearest Mother. All has gone off quite...
  • 30 December 1900
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [30 December 1900] Dec 30 Red Barns, Coatham, Redcar. Dearest Mother. Thank you so much for the...
  • 31 December 1900
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [31 December 1900] Dec 31 Red Barns, Coatham, Redcar. Dearest Mother. I send you a list of the ...
  • 2 January 1901
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [2 January 1901] Jan 2. Red Barns, Coatham, Redcar. Dearest Father. I do not know what to do ab...
  • Undated
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [Undated] My dearest Mother I am so glad you and your boy are well. I am not a bit sorry it is ...
  • 7 January 1901
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [7 January 1901] Jan 7. Red Barns, Coatham, Redcar. Dearest Mother. It is very good learning th...
  • 17 January 1901
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [17[?] January 1901] Thursday. Dearest Mother. The enclosed from Lady L.L. with a rug and some ...
  • 18 January 1901
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [18 January 1901] Friday. Dearest Mother. We prosper. No one came yesterday till Aunt M [Maisi...
  • 19 January 1901
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [19 January 1901] Saturday. Dearest Mother. All goes well. Today is horrible rainy weather. W...
  • 21 January 1901
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [21 January 1901] H.C. Hotel. Monday. Dearest Mother. Yesterday we had troops of people: Mr St ...
  • 23 January 1901
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [23 January 1901] Wed. Red Barns, Coatham, Redcar. Dearest Mother. We have had a most prosperou...
  • 24 January 1901
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [24 January 1901] Jan 24. Red Barns, Coatham, Redcar. Dearest Mother. Father slept well and tho...
  • - January 1901
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [January 1901[?]] Red Barns, Coatham, Redcar. Monday Dearest Mother. I saw Miss P. and made all...
  • - - 1901
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [Undated 1901] Thursday. Red Barns, Coatham, Redcar. Dearest Mother. I'm very glad you are comi...
  • 4 March 1901
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [4 March 1901] Redcar March 4. Dearest Mother. Here are two letters from Maurice - will you ple...
  • 25 March 1879
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [25 March 1879] Darling Mother I am so glad Baby behaved well. We are looking forwade [sic] to ...
  • 5 March 1901
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [5 March 1901] March 5. Dearest Mother. I don't know anything about Aunt Bessie's latch key. H...
  • 28 May 1901
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [28 May 1901] Tuesday. 95 Sloane Street. Dearest Mother. I have just returned from my most agre...
  • 9 August 1901
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [9 August 1901] Friday. Dearest Mother. We are getting on quite well. Mrs W. Pennyman came in ...
  • 12 August 1901
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [12 August 1901] Red Barns, Coatham, Redcar. Aug 12. Dearest Mother. It's such horrid rainy wea...
  • 14 August 1901
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [14 August 1901] Aug 14. Red Barns, Coatham, Redcar. Dearest Mother. I'm so glad you have decid...
  • 18 August 1901
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [18 August 1901] Aug 18. Red Barns, Coatham, Redcar. Dearest Mother. You do seem to have had a ...
  • 20 August 1901
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [20 August 1901] [In Album 3, 1891-1893 letters] Basle [Basel]. Tuesday. Dearest Father. A line...
  • 21 August 1901
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [21 August 1901] Meiringen. Wed. I am sending you a telegram announcing a change of address, I w...
  • 21 August 1901
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [21 August 1901] Kurhaus Rosenlaui, Berner Oberland Wednesday. Dearest Father. I will spend a s...
  • 25 August 1901
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [25 August 1901] Grindelwald Sunday. Dearest Father. Yes, I've got all the letters, thank you a...
  • 6 April 1879
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [Postmarked 6 April 1879] My dear Mother We are still a [sic] Leeds and perhaps we shall be here...
  • 26 August 1901
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [26 August 1901] Grindelwald. Monday. Weatherbound today - it has rained hard. It looks rather ...
  • 29 August 1901
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [29 August 1901] Kurhaus Rosenlaui Berner Oberland Thursday. Dearest Mother. I am established f...
  • 31 August 1901
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [31 August 1901] Kurhaus Rosenlaui Berner Oberland Saturday. Dearest Father. The fine weather h...
  • 3 September 1901
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [3 September 1901] Hotel du Grand Eiger Pension Grindelwald {Wed} Tues. Dearest Father. There i...
  • 8 September 1901
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [8 September 1901] Rosenlaui. Sunday 8th. Dearest Father. I sent you a postcard today, just to ...
  • 12 September 1901
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [12 September 1901] Grindelwald Thursday. Dearest Mother. I was much cheered, when I came in dr...
  • 18 September 1901
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [18 September 1901] 95 Sloane Street Wed. Dearest Mother. I arrived at midnight yesterday, afte...
  • 21 September 1901
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [21 September 1901] Sat. Dearest Mother. I am telegraphing to you to say that I will propose my...
  • 23 September 1901
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [23 September 1901] Hind Head Copse, Haslemere, Surrey. Monday. Dearest Mother. I arrived at 5 ...
  • 25 September 1901
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [25 September 1901] Hind Head Copse, Haslemere, Surrey. Wed. Dearest Mother. The Wards will hav...
  • 25 September 1874
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to Florence Johnson
    [25 September 1974] Sept 25 1874 Red Barns, Coatham, Redcar. My dear Florence Mopsa has been ve...
  • 7 November 1879
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [7 November 1879] My dear Mother We were so glad to see Papa. Do tell us when we are to come ho...
  • 27 November 1901
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [27 November 1901[?]] Red Barns, Coatham, Redcar. Nov. 27 Dearest Mother. Of course I willl tel...
  • 6 December 1901
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [6 December 1901] 95 Sloane Street. Friday. Dearest Mother. I've been so busy putting the house...
  • 7 December 1901
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [7 December 1901] 95 Sloane Street. Sat. Dearest Mother. I have just been sitting with Aunt Bes...
  • 8 December 1901
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [8 Dec 1901] 95 Sloane Street Sunday. Dearest Mother. I have just been in to see Aunt Bessie (7...
  • 11 December 1901
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [11 December 1901] 95 Sloane Street Wed. Dearest Mother. I am going to lecture on the 27th - it...
  • 29 December 1901
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [29 [27?] December 1901] Red Barns, Coatham, Redcar. 29 [27?] Dec. Dearest Mother. Many good wi...
  • - - 1901
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [Undated 1901[?]] Friday. 95 Sloane Street. Dearest Mother. I received and have obeyed your tel...
  • 9 February 1902
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her half-sister, Elsa Bell
    [9 February 1902] [Between 21 October and 1 November in Album 8, 1900 Letters] Palermo. Sunday. ...
  • 21 February 1902
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [21 February 1902] Naples [Napoli] Friday. Belloved Mother. You are really most kind - I love m...
  • 24 February 1902
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [24 February 1902] S.S. Congo. Monday - off Cape Matapan [Akra Tainaron]. Dearest Mother. Well,...
  • - December 1879
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [December 1879] Mon cher Papa. Je vous souhaite un bon Noâl et un heureux Nouvel An. C'est m...
  • 28 February 1902
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [February 28 1902] Malcajik Friday 28 Dearest Mother. Here you might observe me established in ...
  • 3 March 1902
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [3 March 1902] Smyrna [Izmir]. Monday 3rd Dearest Mother. I came from Malcajik this morning and...
  • 6 March 1902
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [6 March 1902] Magnesia [Manisa]. Thursday 6th Dearest Mother. Thus far my travels - I will now...
  • 7 March 1902
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Fri. 7. [March 7 1902] Fortunately it was fine and I was able to photograph before starting. The...
  • 8 March 1902
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Sat 8. [8 March 1902] It was rather a gray [sic] day but not disagreeable, so directly after brea...
  • 9 March 1902
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Sun 9. [9 March 1902] Many happy returns of the day to Elsa. I hope the pots have arrived and th...
  • 10 March 1902
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Monday 10th. [10 March 1902] Smyrna [Izmir]. Here I am again after a 12 hours' journey. It was ...
  • 11 March 1902
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [11 March 1902] Burnabat [Bornova]. Tuesday 11 Dearest Mother. These are most delightful people...
  • 12 March 1902
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Wed. 12. [12 March 1902] We spent a very pleasant evening playing Bridge. Today it's still storm...
  • 15 March 1902
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [15 March 1902] Sat. 15. Malcajik. Dearest Mother. I was delighted to get your satisfactory tel...
  • Undated
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [Undated] My dear Papa. I am very sorry to say that have some very bad news about Don. Yesterda...
  • 16 March 1902
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    Sunday 16. [16 March 1902] I left this morning, a beautiful bright day but still cold. I sleep a...
  • 17 March 1902
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [17 March 1902] Smyrna [Izmir]. Monday 17 Dearest Mother. I find my Austrian boat goes straight...
  • 19 March 1902
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [March 19 1902] Smyrna [Izmir]. Wed 19. Dearest Mother. I really am off today on the Cleopatra,...
  • 23 March 1902
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [23 March 1902] S.S. Cleopatra. Sun. 23. Dearest Mother. We are now running down the coast of C...
  • 24 March 1902
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Monday [24 March 1902] We lay all night at Larnaca because the stevedores could not be induced to...
  • 26 March 1902
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [26 March 1902] Mount Carmel Wed. 27 [i.e. 26]] Dearest Mother. I am now become one of the prop...
  • 27 March 1902
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Thursday 27. [27 March 1902] At last I found him in his shop in the bazaar, a polite old party wi...
  • 30 March 1902
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [30 March 1902] Mount Carmel. Sunday 30. Dearest Father. I have really got the best parents in ...
  • 31 March 1902
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    Monday 31. [31 March 1902] Today I came down into Haifa early with Mr M. [Monaghan] and establish...
  • 1 April 1902
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    Tuesday April 1. [1 April 1902] All passed well - the Persian lesson and the developing. Today I...
  • Undated
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [Undated] Dearest Mother. Thank-you very much for letting me stay here till the 3d. Have you go...
  • 2 April 1902
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [2 April 1902] Wed. Ap 2. Haifa. Dearest Mother. There is an Austrian boat taking the post tomo...
  • 5 April 1902
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [5 April 1902] Haifa. Sat - 5th I think. Dearest Mother. A line by the Austrian mail to tell yo...
  • 7 April 1902
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [7 April 1902] Monday Ap 7. Haifa. Dearest Mother. I now take my meals with a black - he's my f...
  • 22 April 1902
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [22 April 1902] Tuesday 22nd Dearest Mother. I had a delightful day on Sunday. I started out a...
  • 7 July 1902
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [7 July 1902] Kurhaus Rosenlaui Monday. Dearest Mother. I had a most luxurious journey - a carr...
  • 10 July 1902
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [10 July 1902] Rosenlaui Thursday. Dearest Mother. We are enjoying real Alpine weather today - ...
  • 13 July 1902
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [13 July 1902] Rosenlaui Sunday. Dearest Mother. We have done the first of the Impossibles, the...
  • 16 July 1902
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [16 July 1902] Grimselhospiz Wednesday. Dearest Father - it's your turn to be written to, I thin...
  • 18 July 1902
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [18 July 1902] Grimselhospiz Friday. Dearest Father. Looked at with the eye of the fair critic ...
  • 21 July 1902
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [21 July 1902] Grindelwald Monday. Dearest Mother. I am weather bound. It has poured for 3 day...
  • 21 May 1886
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [Postmarked 21 May 1886] Friday Dearest Mother. I have written you one letter today already but...
  • 27 July 1902
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [27 July 1902] Rosenlaui Sunday Dearest Father. I came over here yesterday morning walking over...
  • 5 August 1902
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [5 August 1902] [After letter of 18 August in album 9, 1901] Rosenlaui Tuesday. Dearest Father. ...
  • 11 August 1902
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [11 August 1902] 95 Sloane Street Monday Dearest Mother. I shd have written to you long since i...
  • 12 August 1902
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [12 August 1902] 95 Sloane Street Tuesday. Dearest Father. I had a very wise letter from you th...
  • 13 August 1902
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [13 August 1902] 95 Sloane Street Wed. Belloved Mother. I am so drefful [sic] sorry to gather t...
  • 18 August 1902
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [18 August 1902] Aug 18. Red Barns, Coatham, Redcar. Dearest Mother. Welcome back! it's most de...
  • 24 September 1902
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [24[?] September 1902] [On first page of Album 12, 1905 letters] 95 Sloane Street Wed. Dearest M...
  • 29 September 1902
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [29 September 1902] 95 Sloane Street Monday. Dearest Mother. Harrod offers no objections to sen...
  • 29 September 1902
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [29 September 1902] 95 Sloane Street Monday. Dearest Father and best of correspondents. Grandpa...
  • 7 October 1902
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [7 October 1902] 95 Sloane Street Tuesday. Dearest Mother. The maid did not turn up - meantime ...
  • 22 February 1888
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [22 February 1888] Feb 22. Lady Margaret Hall Oxford Dearest Mother. I am sending you a patheti...
  • - October 1902
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [October[?] 1902] 95 Sloane Street Friday. Dearest Mother. I'm going to see Olga Zimmermann but...
  • 27 November 1902
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [27 November 1902] Thursday 12 AM Dearest Belloved Mother. I want you to get a letter this even...
  • 28 November 1902
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [28 November 1902] S.S. China. Marseilles [Marseille]. Friday 28th Dearest Father. So here we a...
  • 1 December 1902
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [1 December 1902] S.S. China. Dec.1. Dearest Mother. From time to time I interrupt my writing t...
  • 2 December 1902
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [2 December 1902] Tuesday. Dearest Mother. I must send you a supplementary line though I don't ...
  • 4 December 1902
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [4 December 1902] [In album between 16 and 22 December 1902 letters] Thursday. Suez. Dearest Fat...
  • 6 December 1902
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [6 December 1902] Sat. Dec 6th. Dearest Father. We arrive at Aden [('Adan)] tomorrow late in th...
  • 7 December 1902
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    Sunday. [7 December 1902] We had an amusing morning going through Bab el Mandeb [Bab al Mandab] -...
  • 11 December 1902
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [11 December 1902] Dec 12 [i.e. 11]. S.S. China. Dearest Mother. We get in tomorrow - tomorrow!...
  • 12 December 1902
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Friday. [12 December 1902] We've arrived and you can't think how happy we are! We got in at 11, ...
  • 2 June 1889
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [2 June 1889] June 2. 95 Sloane Street. Dearest dear Father. This is only the very littlest let...
  • 13 December 1902
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Saturday. [13 Decembe 1902] India does make a noise in the morning! However we slept peacefully ...
  • 16 December 1902
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [16 December 1902] Tuesday 16. In the train. Dearest Mother. If I could tell you, if only I cou...
  • 19 December 1902
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Friday. [19 December 1902] I meant to write more but I've had no time. However H. [Hugo] has wri...
  • 22 December 1902
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [22 December 1902] Jeypore [Jaipur]. Tuesday 22nd Dearest Father. Here we received our first ma...
  • 25 December 1902
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    Agra. Xmas Day. [25 December 1902] Many many Xmas greetings! We have the most lovely sunny morni...
  • 31 December 1902
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [31 December 1902] Delhi Durbar. Dec 31. Dearest Mother. Where shall I begin in the tale of our...
  • 1 January 1902
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Jan. 1st. [1 January 1902] We put on our best clothes and started off at 9 for a 4 miles' drive t...
  • 2 January 1903
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [2 January 1903] Jan 2. 1st Visitor's Camp. Delhi. Dearest Mother. Now I'm going to tell you so...
  • 3 January 1903
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Sat. 3rd. [3 January 1903] Mr Landon came to breakfast and he and I rode round the town walls by ...
  • 5 January 1903
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Monday 4 [i.e. 5] [5 January 1903] We had a delightful day. H. [Hugo] and Gilbert Russell and I ...
  • 21 June 1889
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [21 June 1889] 95 Sloane Street Dearest Father. Thank you very much for the money you sent me. ...
  • 6 January 1903
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Tues 5 [i.e. 6]. [6 January 1903] This morning I watched a most interesting function. It was a g...
  • 7 January 1903
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Wed. 6 [i.e. 7]. [7 January 1903] No I've no time for more! Your affectionate daughter Gertrude ...
  • 12 January 1903
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [12 January 1903] Oudeypore (or Udaipur is I see the official spelling). Monday 12. Dearest Fath...
  • 13 January 1903
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    Tuesday. [13 January 1903] This morning our prancing horses took us to the Maharana's palace, ove...
  • 14 January 1903
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    Wed. [14 January 1903] We made an expedition today to some temples which are most sacred. They a...
  • 18 January 1903
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [18 January 1903] Sunday Jan 18th. In the train from Alwar to Delhi. Dearest Mother. Here this...
  • 19 January 1903
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Lahore Monday 19th. [19 January 1903] We got to Delhi at 3 and had just time to pick up our lugga...
  • 23 January 1903
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [23 January 1903] Peshawar Friday Jan. 23. Dearest Father. All Indian experiences have been won...
  • 24 January 1903
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    Sat 24. [24 January 1903] Today we raided a bit of the Amir's country. The pass to Kohat runs ov...
  • 3 July 1889
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [3 July 1889] July 3. 95 Sloane Street. Dearest Mother. Today, soon after breakfast Caroline ap...
  • 25 January 1903
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    Sun. 25. [25 January 1903] We are back again in Peshawar, having safely recrossed the Amir's terr...
  • 26 January 1903
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    Monday 26. [26 January 1903] We've had the social day. It began in an unpromising manner with st...
  • 27 January 1903
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    Tuesday 27. [27 January 1903] Well, we've been up the Khyber in gorgeous weather. The ground was...
  • 28 January 1903
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    Wed 28. [28 January 1903] Hugo had for a travelling companion Mr Percy Brown who is Curator of th...
  • 28 January 1903
    From/to: Unknown
    [Letter missing?] ...
  • 11 February 1903
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [11 February 1903] Calcutta. Feb 11. Dearest Mother. I left you at Benares [Varanasi] last Thur...
  • 14 February 1903
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [14 February 1903] Darjeeling [Darjiling], Woodlands Hotel Feb 14. Dearest Mother. Thursday mor...
  • 15 February 1903
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Sunday Feb 15. [15 February 1903] Tangloo. 10,074 ft. up. Yesterday afternoon we sent our coolies...
  • 16 February 1903
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Feb 16. [16 February 1903] This morning, when we got up at 6.30, all the valleys were full of woo...
  • 17 - -
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Tues 17. I woke at dawn and looked out and saw Kinchinjunga [Kangchenjunga] wonderfully close. T...
  • 3 July 1889
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [Postmarked 3 July 1889] [To FB] I must tell you an absurd story. Minnie Hope was sitting with a...
  • 22 February 1903
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [22 February 1903] S.S. Tara. Bay of Bengal. Sunday Feb 22. Dearest Father. Thanks to your good...
  • 25 February 1903
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [25 February 1903] In the train. Wed. Feb 25th. Dearest Mother. We got our mail this morning wi...
  • 2 March 1903
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [2 March 1903] On the Irrawaddy March 2 Dearest Mother. We had prepared everything for the nigh...
  • 4 March 1903
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Mandalay 4th. [4 March 1903] No, we didn't stick again, but it was too late to get into Mandalay ...
  • 9 March 1903
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [9 March 1903] S.S. Pentakota. March 9 Off Siam [Thailand]. Dearest Father. I think I may gain ...
  • 10 March 1903
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    Tuesday 10th. [10 March 1903] We've got our Chinese boat - she's very Chinese! however it's only ...
  • 12 March 1903
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [12 March 1903] March 12. - Friday anyway. Government House, Singapore. Dearest Mother. In or...
  • 16 March 1903
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [16 March 1903] Batavia [Jakarta]. March 16. Dearest Mother. We have at last got out of England...
  • 16 March 1903
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    {Tuesday} Monday 16th [16 March 1903] We drove out at 7 (oh the hot night!) in the delicious earl...
  • 21 March 1903
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [21 March 1903] Sat March 21. S.S. Maetsuycker. Dearest Father. I have been flying about Java [...
  • 23 November 1874
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [23 November 1874] Highfield Nov. 23. 1874 My dearest Papa, On Saturday we went to a Circus; fir...
  • 5 July 1889
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [5 July 1889] July 5. 95 Sloane Street. My dearest Mother. The person in history whom I most re...
  • 22 March 1903
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    Sunday 22. [22 March 1903] We caught our boat by the skin of our teeth on Sat. morning. It's ver...
  • 25 March 1903
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [25 March 1903] Wed 25 Government House, Singapore. Dearest Mother. Since it had to happen, it...
  • 30 March 1903
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [30 March 1903] March 30 Government House, Singapore. Dearest Father. A delightful series of le...
  • 4 April 1903
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [4 April 1903] S.S. Shanghai. Ap 4. Dearest Father. We breathe again! Oh, but it has been hot....
  • 7 April 1903
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [7 April 1903] Mountain Lodge Hong Kong. Wed. Ap. 7. Dearest Mother. After all we have had 48 h...
  • 14 April 1903
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [14 April 1903] Astor House. Shanghai Ap 14. Dearest Mother. First I must tell you that I have ...
  • 21 April 1903
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [21 April 1903] Nankow [Nankouzhen] - where's that, hey? Ap.21. Dearest Father. I must begin a ...
  • 22 April 1903
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    Wed. [22 April 1903] No time for more. We're back and dining with Claud. Gertrude ...
  • 27 April 1903
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [27 April 1903] Sunday Peking [Beijing]. Dearest Father - to continue my unfinished letter. We ...
  • 30 April 1903
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [30 April 1903] Wed. Ap 30. Dearest Father. There is a Russian mail out tomorrow so I must send...
  • 17 July 1889
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [17 July 1889] July 17. Highfield, Chapel Allerton, Leeds. My dearest Mother. I think it would ...
  • 5 May 1903
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [5 May 1903] May 5. Tairen Maru - off Taku Bar. Dearest Father. Tomorrow with luck, we shall be...
  • 6 May 1903
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    May 6. [6 May 1903] We got off last night at 8 and arrived at Chefu [Yantai (Chefoo)] at 12. Ima...
  • 11 May 1903
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [11[?] May 1903] Tairen Maru. Dearest Father. We may as well back out. I've seen Dalny [Dalian...
  • 12 May 1903
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    Tues 12. [12 May 1903] We reached Nagasaki very early and H [Hugo] went on shore after breakfast ...
  • 13 May 1903
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    Wed 13. [13 May 1903] In streaming wet windy weather we reached Shimoneschi[?] [Shimonoseki] and ...
  • 14 May 1903
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    Thurs 14. [14 May 1903] It was exquisite! next morning when we woke to sunlight we saw how charmi...
  • 15 May 1903
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    Next day Fri. 15 [15 May 1903] we left early, rowed across to our train and travelled all day here...
  • 16 May 1903
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    Sat. 16. [16 May 1903] Our hotel (Yaami) stands up on the hillside and has a wonderful view all a...
  • 17 May 1903
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    Sun 17. [17 May 1903] And today we joined with the nice old Miss Wanchopes and made an expedition...
  • 18 May 1903
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    Mon 18. [18 May 1903] Was a grey day which turned later to pouring rain. H. [Hugo] went to Kobe ...
  • 30 October 1889
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [30 October 1889] Oct 30. Red Barns Coatham, Redcar. Dearest Mother mine. The ladies of Clarenc...
  • 20 May 1903
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    Wed. 20. [20 May 1903] We went to the Botanical Gardens in the morning and saw irises and a lovel...
  • 23 May 1903
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to unknown
    [23 May 1903] Tokyo. May 23 Honoured Madam. (This is the most disgusting paper, as you'll prese...
  • 24 May 1903
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to unknown
    Sunday 24th. [24 May 1903] I spent a delicious morning wandering about temples and gardens under ...
  • 28 May 1903
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [28 May 1903] Thursday 28th. Dearest Father. We are having a delightful tour. We came up to Ni...
  • 1 June 1903
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    Monday June 1st [1 June 1903] We went down to Yokohama this morning and spent the day with the St...
  • 18 June 1903
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [18 June 1903] Empress of China. Antipodes Day - it was the 17th yesterday and will be the 18th t...
  • 23 June 1903
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    Tuesday 23 [23 June 1903] Vancouver. Yes, we're here! Our voyage continued without a hitch, abs...
  • 30 June 1903
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [30 June 1903] Lake Louise. Rocky Mountains. {July 29.} June 30. Dearest Mother. Need I tell yo...
  • 31 July 1903
    From/to: Telegraph to Sir Hugh Bell
    [31 July 1903] [Telegraph from Vancouver] To HuBell Redcar Alburnum runcina explain stanium agri...
  • 8 July 1903
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [8 July 1903] Wed. July 8th. In the train. Dearest Father. Forgive me for writing in this shaky...
  • 25 November 1889
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [Postmarked 25 November 1889] Red Barns Coatham, Redcar. Dearest Mother. I have just heard that...
  • 14 July 1903
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [14 July 1903] Newport. July 14. Dearest Mother. I got 2 letters from Father and one from you h...
  • - - 1903
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [1903[?]] 95 Sloane Street Friday. Dearest Mother. I have continued the treatment today and I a...
  • - October 1903
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [October 1903[?]] 95 Sloane Street Friday. Dearest Mother. It's quite disgraceful that I shd no...
  • 10 January 1904
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [10 January 1904] Penrhos Sunday Dearest Mother. I have written to Father but I will just write...
  • 20 March 1904
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to unknown
    [20 March 1904] [To Florence Spring-Rice (nÇe Lascelles)] Rounton Grange, Northallerton. Sund...
  • 11 August 1904
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [11 August 1904] Zermatt Thursday 11th Dearest Father. I will supplement the p.c. I wrote Mothe...
  • 14 August 1904
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [14 August 1904] Riffelberg Sunday 14th Dearest Mother. I am having two well earned days off, a...
  • 21 August 1904
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [August 21 1904] Zermatt. Sunday. Dearest Mother. I am very much thrilled about the play. I ho...
  • 26 August 1904
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [26 August 1904] Mont-Cervin Friday 26th 1904 Dearest Mother. This is the place which my compat...
  • 28 August 1904
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [28 August 1904] Breuil. Sunday. Dearest Father. I have had such a delicious 2 days. I started...
  • 1 December 1889
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [1 December 1889] Dec 1. Dearest Mother. It is so cold and grey here today, I'm afraid you must...
  • 31 August 1904
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [31 August 1904] Wed 31. Zermatt. Dearest Mother. It is raining today and the snow has fallen q...
  • 2 September 1904
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [2 September 1904] Chalet Blumenthal, Montreux. Friday. Dearest Mother. Yesterday morning when ...
  • 7 September 1904
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [7 September 1904] 95 Sloane Street Wed. Dearest Mother. Nothing will give me greater pleasure ...
  • 8 September 1904
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [8 September 1904] 95 Sloane Street Thursday Dearest Mother. I am sending you 4 boas and 2 muff...
  • 13 September 1904
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to unknown
    [13 Sepember 1904] [In album 7, 1899 Jan - April letters] Red Barns, Coatham, Redcar. Tuesday De...
  • 24 September 1904
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [24 September 1904] Rounton Grange, Northallerton Sep 24 Dearest Mother. Isn't this an excellen...
  • 1 November 1904
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [1 November 1904] Wallington, Cambo, Northumberland. Nov 1 Dearest Mother. I must tell you that...
  • 3 November 1904
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [3 November 1904] 95 Sloane Street Nov 3 Dearest Mother. Though it is very late I must write yo...
  • 5 November 1904
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [5 November 1904] Nov 5 Hotel St Romain Dearest Mother. I was so rushed yesterday that I had no...
  • 7 November 1904
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [7 November 1904] Nov 7 Monday. Dearest Mother. Well, it is being extremely pleasant. Yesterda...
  • Undated
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [Undated] Red Barns Coatham, Redcar. Dearest Mother. I think the reason the books were so high ...
  • 8 November 1904
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [8 November 1904] Nov 8. Dearest Mother. I had the most enchanting evening with Reinach. I got...
  • 10 November 1904
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [10 November 1904] Thursday Dearest Mother. I have just come in and received your telegram. Ve...
  • 11 November 1904
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [11 November 1904] Fri. Dearest Mother. I think this is admirable. What delightful and wise th...
  • - - 1904
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [1904[?]] Friday Dearest Father. I went to Phillips' this afternoon and with his good advice I ...
  • 11 January 1904
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [11 January 1904[?]] Jan 11 Dearest Father. A line to tell you that I am so glad I'm not an orp...
  • 1 January 1905
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [1 January 1905] Rounton Grange Northallerton Jan. 1. Belloved Father. Many many good wishes to...
  • 2 January 1905
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [2 January 1905] 95 Sloane Street Monday. Dearest Mother. I left R'ton [Rounton] this morning i...
  • 3 January 1905
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [3 January 1905] 95 Sloane Street Jan 3 Dearest Father. I send you on a separate paper the list...
  • 4 January 1905
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [4 January 1905] 95 Sloane Street Jan 4 Dearest Mother. I have given Smith and Sons the followi...
  • 6 January 1905
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [6 January 1905] Hotel du Louvre Marseille Friday 6 Dearest Father. I must send you a word to s...
  • Undated
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [Undated] Sunday. Red Barns Coatham, Redcar. Dearest Mother. Tiny's wedding must have been very...
  • 8 January 1905
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [8 January 1905] Naples [Napoli] Sunday 8th Dearest Father. I must write to you again to tell y...
  • 11 January 1905
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [11 January 1905] S.S. Ortona. Wed 11. Dearest Mother. Tomorrow we reach Port Said and I rather...
  • 12 January 1905
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Thursday. [12 January 1905] Perhaps you thought I was going to arrive at Jaffa [Tel Aviv-Yafo (Jo...
  • 15 January 1905
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [15 January 1905] Beyrout [Beyrouth (Beirut)]. Sunday 15. Dearest Father. Have you ever observe...
  • 18 January 1905
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [18 January 1905] Beirut [Beyrouth]. Wed. 18 Dearest Mother. I am still here, but I hope to get...
  • 19 January 1905
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Thursday 19. [19 January 1905] This afternoon I paid a visit on the Governor of the Lebanon. One...
  • 20 January 1905
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [20 January 1905] From my camp. Nahr Dumer. Jan 20. Dearest Father. You see I'm off! I got off...
  • 21 January 1905
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    Jan 21. [21 January 1905] 'Ain el Kantarah. Today we have had a full day's ride and all goes wel...
  • 22 January 1905
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    Sun 22. [22 January 1905] A strong wind rose in the night and blew up clouds. In the morning it ...
  • 23 January 1905
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    Mon. 23. [23 January 1905] It is fine again, coldish but delicious for travelling. I began the d...
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    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [Undated] Red Barns Coatham, Redcar. Dearest Mother. About the little girls' frocks: Hunt would...
  • 24 January 1905
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    Tues. 24. [24 January 1905] It was rather cold in the night and in the morning horrid cold weathe...
  • 25 January 1905
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    Wed. 24. [i.e. 25 January 1905] Oh I've had such a day! I've lunched with my Persians, I've drun...
  • 1 February 1905
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [1 February 1905] Jerusalem [(El Quds esh Sherif, Yerushalayim)]. Feb 1. Dearest Mother. I arri...
  • 3 February 1905
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [3 February 1905] Ramleh [Ramla (Ramle)] Feb 3. Friday Dearest Mother. I have not yet started o...
  • 5 February 1905
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [5 February 1905] Jordan Bridge. Sun. Feb. 5. Dearest Mother. I now begin a long letter, I expe...
  • 6 February 1905
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Salt Feb 6. [6 February 1905] There came a furious wind in the night and this morning was threate...
  • 7 February 1905
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [7 February 1905] Tuesday Feb 7. Dearest Mother. I passed the funniest evening yesterday. My h...
  • 8 February 1905
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Wed 8. [8 February 1905] All is well. At 10 last night came Namrud. We fell on each other's nec...
  • 9 February 1905
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Thurs. 9. [9 February 1905] Today we are weather bound. The rain began this morning on a strong ...
  • 11 February 1905
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Sat 11. [11 February 1905] And I am still at Tneib [Tuneib, Et]. Yesterday it stopped raining, b...
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    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [Undated] 95 Sloane Street. Dearest Father. Mother thinks she would like the glass moved - she ...
  • 12 February 1905
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Sun. 12. [12 February 1905] It was still rather stormy, but I decided to start whatever happened....
  • 13 February 1905
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Mon 13. [13 February 1905] And today the weather has turned out lovely, so we were right to wait ...
  • 14 February 1905
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Tues 14. [14 February 1905] Beit Umm ej JemÖl: The Mother of Camels, that's where we are, in ...
  • 15 February 1905
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Wed 15. [15 February 1905] Umm er Rumman[?] (the Mother of Pomegranates - but there aren't any) ...
  • 16 February 1905
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Thurs 16. [16 February 1905] Without doubt this is a wonderful world. Listen and I will tell you...
  • 17 February 1905
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Fri. 17. [17 February 1905] I've spent an 'appy day with Nasib. The Ghazu is put off for a day o...
  • 18 February 1905
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Sat. 18. [18 February 1905] No, that place if off, for I find Dussaud went there and I need not b...
  • 20 February 1905
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Monday 20. [20 February 1905] We had the devil's own ride yesterday. It was a bright morning wit...
  • 23 February 1905
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Thurs. 23. [23 February 1905] Oh my dear Mother! Such a travel I've had! I often wished you cou...
  • 24 February 1905
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Friday 24. [24 February 1905] BathÖnyeh. There must have been quite 10 degrees of frost last...
  • 12 February 1890
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [12 February 1890] Feb. 12 95 Sloane Street Dearest Mother. It has been so deliciously fine tod...
  • 25 February 1905
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Sat 25. [25 February 1905] I may just mention in passing that a running stream outside my tent wa...
  • 27 February 1905
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Mon 27. [27 February 1905] Damascus [Dimashq (Esh Sham, Damas)]. Here we are. I arrived yesterd...
  • 3 March 1905
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [3 March 1905] Damascus [Dimashq (Esh Sham, Damas)] March 3. Friday My dearest Mother. I have h...
  • 5 March 1905
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [March 5 1905] Baalbek March 5. Dearest Mother. My last day in Damascus [Dimashq (Esh Sham, Da...
  • 6 March 1905
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    March 6. [6 March 1905] It's been a disgusting day, rain and sleet and wind. However it hasn't m...
  • 8 March 1905
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [8 March 1905] Wed. March 8. Kuseir [Qusayr, Al]. Dearest Mother. Yesterday morning was tolerab...
  • 9 March 1905
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Thurs 9. [9 March 1905] Homs [Hims]. Exquisite weather, quite perfect for travelling, neither ho...
  • 10 March 1905
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Friday 10th. [10 March 1905] Homs [Hims] is not much of a place, but such as it is, it has a char...
  • 12 March 1905
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [12 March 1905] Kala'at el Husn [Qal'at al Hisn]. Sunday March 12. My dearest Mother. I am now ...
  • 13 March 1905
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Monday 13. [13 March 1905] Burj Safitah [Burj Safita]. At dawn it was raining for all it was wor...
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    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [Undated] My dear Papa We wade everyday and we sail our boats in pools. Mit and Aunty Bella are...
  • 14 February 1890
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [14 February 1890] Friday 14th Feb. 95 Sloane Street. Dearest dear Mother. I feel very guilty a...
  • 14 March 1905
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Tuesday 14. [14 March 1905] Husn Suleiman. Well, it has really been the greatest fun after all. ...
  • 15 March 1905
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Wed 15. [15 March 1905] MasyÖt [Masyaf]. My 3 friends accompanied me this morning to the edg...
  • 16 March 1905
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Thurs 16. [16 March 1905] A long and tedious ride today across the foothills and the plain to Ham...
  • 17 March 1905
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Friday 14. [i.e. 17 March 1905] It's an enchanting place Hamah, though I saw it under the auspice...
  • 18 March 1905
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [18 March 1905] Kala'at Seijar which is Larissa. March 18. Dearest Mother. I had rather an amus...
  • 19 March 1905
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Sunday 19th [19 March 1905] Kala'at el Muddik - Apamea, one of the many, and a most beautiful pla...
  • 20 March 1905
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Mon. 20. [20 March 1905] El Barah. Today we had - well I can scarcely dignify with the name of a...
  • 21 March 1905
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Tues 21. [21 March 1905] It rained hard till 3 in the afternoon and then it cleared and went out ...
  • 23 March 1905
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Thursday 23. [23 March 1905] I stayed at El Barah yesterday and spent the day sightseeing there a...
  • 26 March 1905
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Sunday 26. [26 March 1905] On Friday I rode east across a rolling plain covered with debris or to...
  • 14 February 1890
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [14 February 1890] 2 Audley Sq. They haven't begun disliking me yet! I am being so much amused....
  • 27 March 1905
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Moday 27. [27 March 1905] Aleppo [Halab]. Here I am. It's not a very nice place, arid and unint...
  • 31 March 1905
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [31 March 1905] March 31 Kala'at Sim'an. Dearest Mother. Aleppo [Halab] is a town where it alwa...
  • 2 April 1905
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Sun 2. [2 April 1905] BarÖd. I am devoting 4 days to exploring and photographing the village...
  • 3 April 1905
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Mon 3 [3 April 1905] and a really horrible day. I don't think I have been so cold in all the cour...
  • 4 April 1905
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Tues 4. [4 April 1905] Musa appeared at dawn with a gift of excellent native bread which I had fo...
  • 5 April 1905
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Wed. 5. [5 April 1905] Salkin [Salqin]. We have had such a day's mountaineering! I must say I pr...
  • 6 April 1905
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Thurs 6. [6 April 1905] My friend of yesterday turns out to be brother in law to the leading magn...
  • 7 April 1905
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Fri. 7. [7 April 1905] Antioch [Antakya (Hatay)] is like the pantaloon whose clothes have grown t...
  • 10 April 1905
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her half-sister, Elsa Bell
    [10 April 1905] [To EB] Seleucia Pieria [Samandag (Alevisik)]. Ap 10. Dearest Elsa. I wish you ...
  • 14 April 1905
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [14 April 1905] Payas. Ap 14. Dearest Mother. The hot weather has come with a rush. When I got...
  • 15 February 1890
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [15 February 1890] Feb. 15. 2 Audley Sq. My dearest Mother. It is so nice being here! I don't ...
  • 15 April 1905
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Ap 15. [15 April 1905] It rained floods in the night and continued to do so until 11 this morning...
  • 17 April 1905
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Ap 17. [17 April 1905] Oh but I've had a wiry 2 days! What it's like to travel in a roadless and...
  • 19 April 1905
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Ap 19. [19 April 1905] The chief interest of this journey is that I find myself talking nothing b...
  • 20 April 1905
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Ap 20 [20 April 1905] Anavarza. Yesterday morning I found there were lots of inscriptions to be ...
  • 21 April 1905
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Fri. 21. [21 April 1905] Remembering the heat of yesterday I got up at dawn and at 6 o'clock star...
  • 22 April 1905
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Sat 22. [22 April 1905] I shall not soon forget the Cilician plain. The heat of it is surprising...
  • 23 April 1905
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Sun 23. [23 April 1905] Adana [(Seyhan, Ataniya)]. I rode in here early this morning leaving cam...
  • 24 April 1905
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Mon 24. [24 April 1905] We carried out our programme with immense enjoyment. The railway journey...
  • 25 April 1905
    Tues 25. [25 April 1905] I am going to Mersina [Mersin (Iáel)] by train today and from there I...
  • 3 May 1905
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to unknown
    [3 May 1905] [Beginning of letter missing] ... more when and why all this country ceased to be in...
  • 16 February 1890
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [16 February 1890] Sunday. 2 Audley Square. They know all about it! Yesterday evening at the en...
  • 4 May 1905
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to unknown
    May 5. [i.e. 4 May 1905] We have ridden all day over the grey plateaux, plunging through snow dri...
  • 6 May 1905
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to unknown
    May 7. [i.e. 6 May 1905] Karaman [(Laranda)]. I daresay it doesn't often occur to you to think w...
  • 7 May 1905
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    Sunday 9th [i.e. 7 May 1905] (I'm a day out in my dates somewhere for I see I dated yesterday the...
  • 13 May 1905
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [13 May 1905] Binbirklisse. May 13 My dearest Father. If you had read (and who knows? perhaps y...
  • 15 May 1905
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    May 15. [15 May 1905] Today I came down from my mountain top. I left at the first streak of dawn...
  • 16 May 1905
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    May 16th. [16 May 1905] I was up at 4 today and at 5 I rode off to the hills to see one of the gr...
  • 17 May 1905
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    May 17th. [17 May 1905] I have a letter from Mother today dated the 1st saying that you are not w...
  • 12 June 1905
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [12 June 1905] Rounton Grange Northallerton Monday. Dearest Mother. I meant to write to you ye...
  • 24 October 1905
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [24 October 1905] Paris. Sunday. Dearest Mother. I am having a most delightful time. First, Si...
  • 29 October 1905
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [29 October 1905] Tidworth House, Andover. Sunday. Dearest Mother. You won't get this letter an...
  • 5 March 1890
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [5 March 1890] March 5. 95 Sloane Street. My dearest Father. I went yesterday to see Auntie Bel...
  • 20 December 1905
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [20 December 1905] Gibralter. Dec 20 Dearest Mother. We have had such a delightful voyage, the ...
  • Undated
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [Undated] Highfield, Chapel Allerton, Leeds. Thursday. Dearest Mother. The concert last night w...
  • 2 April 1906
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [2 April 1906] 95 Sloane Street Monday Dearest Mother. I felt so bad today when I got up that I...
  • 5 April 1906
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [5 April 1906] 95 Sloane Street Thursday Dearest Mother. I had a very satisfactory interview wi...
  • 6 April 1906
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [6 April 1906] 95 Sloane Street Friday. Dearest Mother. I am much distressed to hear that you h...
  • 9 April 1906
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [9 April 1906] 95 Sloane Street Monday. Dearest Mother. I was very tiresome about Lisa and yest...
  • - April 1906
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [April 1906] 95 Sloane Street Wed. Dearest Mother. Would you be very kind and send me a small c...
  • - - 1906
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [1906] 95 Sloane Street Sunday Dearest Mother. I didn't write yesterday because I thought you w...
  • - - 1906
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [1906 [?]] 95 Sloane Street Monday Dearest Mother. I was a bore about the camera! The truth wa...
  • - - 1906
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [1906[?]] Rounton Grange October 3 Dearest Mother. I have written to the de Bunsens, but I almo...
  • 8 March 1890
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [8 March 1890] March 8. 95 Sloane Street. Dearest Mother. How stupid I was about the cheque. I...
  • - - 1906
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [1906[?]] Sunday Rounton Grange Dearest Mother. The 4th housemaid is coming tomorrow. Mrs T [T...
  • 28 December 1906
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [28 December 1906] Cairo. Friday 28. Dearest Mother. It is delightful here - exceptionally hot,...
  • 1 January 1907
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [1 January 1907] Cairo. Tuesday Jan 1 Dearest Mother. The great event is Hugo's arrival yesterd...
  • 3 January 1907
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [3 January 1907] Cairo. Thursday Dearest Mother. A very unfortunate thing has occurred which ha...
  • 4 January 1907
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [4 January 1907] Friday. Cairo. Dearest Mother. Father is distinctly better today, but he is no...
  • 8 January 1907
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [8 January 1907] Cairo. Tuesday Dearest Mother. Father is going on quite satisfactorily but slo...
  • 10 January 1907
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [10 January 1907] Hotel d'Angleterre Cairo. Jan 10 Dearest Mother. I telegraphed to you this mo...
  • 11 January 1907
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [11 January 1907] Cairo. Friday Dearest Mother. We are gradually making up our minds not to tr...
  • 15 January 1907
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [15 January 1907] Tuesday. Cairo Dearest Mother. I have just telegraphed to you and I must now ...
  • 17 January 1907
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [17 January 1907] Thursday 17. Dearest Mother. Father has had a very bad 24 hours and is much d...
  • 1 April 1890
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [1 April 1890] April 1. Red Barns Coatham, Redcar. Dearest Mother. The little girls came home a...
  • 18 January 1907
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [18 January 1907] Cairo Thursday 18th Dearest Mother. Father is very much better today and we a...
  • 20 January 1907
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [20 January 1907] Cairo. Sunday 20 Dearest Mother. At last Father really does seem to be recove...
  • 12 February 1907
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [12 February[?] 1907] 95 Sloane Street Tuesday Dearest Mother. One line to say we had a most am...
  • 18 February 1907
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [18 February 1907[?]] 95 Sloane Street Feb 18 Dearest Mother. I am so very glad you are better....
  • 14 March 1907
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [Postmarked 14 March 1907] Thursday 95 Sloane Street Dearest Mother. I suppose from what you s...
  • 28 March 1907
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [28 March 1907] Marseille Thursday Dearest Mother. I've had a very prosperous journey but the t...
  • 29 March 1907
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [29 March 1907] S.S. Saghalien. Friday night. Dearest Mother. We arrive tomorrow early at Naple...
  • 2 April 1907
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [2 April 1907] Hotel de la Ville. Smyrna [Izmir]. Tuesday night. Dearest Mother. Here I am plun...
  • 4 April 1907
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [4 April 1907] Smyrna [Izmir] April 4 Dearest Mother. I hope I shall get off on Monday. My pre...
  • 7 April 1907
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [7 April 1907] Smyrna [Izmir] Sun. Ap 7. Dearest Father. I found your letter last night when I ...
  • 2 April 1890
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [2 April 1890] April 2nd. Red Barns Coatham, Redcar. Dearest Mother mine. I have just returned ...
  • 9 April 1907
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [9 April 1907] Wednesday Ap 9. Magnesia ad Meandrum [Manisa] Dearest Mother. I must sieze the o...
  • 20 April 1907
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [20 April 1907] Aidin [Aydin] Ap 20 Dearest Mother. I can't bear not to write you a little priv...
  • 21 April 1907
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [21 April 1907] Kuyujuk [Kuyucak] Ap 21 Dearest Father. I was most glad to get your letter abou...
  • 24 April 1907
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [24 April 1907] Ap 24 Bîdjeli. Dearest Mother. I have got your letter telling me of E [Elsa]...
  • 28 April 1907
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [28 April 1907] Isbarta [Isparta (Hamitabat)] Ap 28. Dearest Mother. I don't suppose there is a...
  • 29 April 1907
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Mon 29. [29 April 1907] At a quarter to 6 this morning, just as I was breakfasting, the Commandan...
  • 30 April 1907
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Tues Ap 30. [30 April 1907] We have not made much way today as the crow flies because the road al...
  • 1 May 1907
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Wed May 1. [1 May 1907] I haven't really done much today though I have taken a good deal of troub...
  • 3 May 1907
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Friday May 3. [3 May 1907] Yalovach [Yalvaá], which is Antioch in Pisidia [Antiochia Pisidiae]...
  • 4 May 1907
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Sat May 4. [4 May 1907] I have spent an extremely agreeable day in idleness. I had a few notes t...
  • 3 April 1890
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [3 April 1890] April 3. Red Barns Coatham, Redcar. My dearest Mother. I came in too late for th...
  • 7 May 1907
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Tues May 7. [7 May 1907] Here are several days that I have not written to you. We've had laborio...
  • 9 May 1907
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Thurs May 9. [9 May 1907] Kilisra. I meant to be in Konia [Konya (Iconium)] today but I found so...
  • 11 May 1907
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Konia [Konya (Iconium)] Sat 11. [11 May 1907] I arrived yesterday about noon and found all your l...
  • 21 May 1907
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [21 May 1907] Maden Sheher May 21 Dearest Mother. My donkey goes at dawn tomorrow to fetch the ...
  • 25 May 1907
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [25 May 1907] Maden Sheher. Sat May 25 Dearest Mother. I really must begin a diary to you. The...
  • 26 May 1907
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Sun 26. [26 May 1907] I had a weary morning planning the surroundings of the church of yesterday,...
  • 27 May 1907
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Mon 27. [27 May 1907] We had a great day at our church and got a good deal of it done. Unfortuna...
  • 28 May 1907
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Tues 28. [28 May 1907] We finished the basilicas with the chapels today. I had a very hard morni...
  • 29 May 1907
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [29 May 1907] Madensheher May 29 Dearest Mother. I got a long letter from you today dated May 1...
  • 30 May 1907
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Friday May 30. [30 May 1907] We've had a very long day clearing out a round church which is a dif...
  • 6 April 1890
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [6 April 1890] April 6. Red Barns Coatham, Redcar. Dearest Mother. You have not sent me a chequ...
  • 4 June 1907
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [4 June 1907] Madensheher June 4 Dearest Mother. I haven't kept to my good resolutions in the m...
  • 8 June 1907
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [8 June 1907] DailÇ June 8. Dearest Mother. Today we have had the greatest exodus known sin...
  • 14 June 1907
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her half-brother, Hugo Lowthian Bell
    [14 June 1907] [To HLB] Daile June 14 Belloved Hugo. I must answer at once your delightful lett...
  • 14 June 1907
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [14 June 1907] Daile June 14 Dearest Father. You have written me such a lot of delightful lette...
  • 17 June 1907
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [17 June 1907] Karadagh [Kara Dag] June 17 Dearest Mother. One line to thank you for your lette...
  • 21 June 1907
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [21 June 1907] DailÇ June 21 Dearest Mother. Torrents of rain are streaming down onto my te...
  • 24 June 1907
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [24 June 1907] Tuesday June 24. DailÇ. Dearest Mother. We are coming to the very end of our...
  • 30 June 1907
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [30 June 1907] Karapunar [Karapinar (Sultaniye)]. June 30. Dearest Mother. Yesterday I took the...
  • 1 July 1907
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Ouajek. July 1. [1 July 1907] I must tell you that this expedition into the Karajadagh [Karaca Da...
  • 3 July 1907
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Wed July 3. [3 July 1907] I am so dreadfully torn this week by considering exactly what you are d...
  • 7 April 1890
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [7 April 1890] Red Barns Coatham, Redcar. Dearest dear Mother. I have just been arranging all t...
  • 5 July 1907
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Friday July 5. [5 July 1907] Yesterday I had a long, hot and tiresome day. We spent the whole mo...
  • 6 July 1907
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Sat July 6. [6 July 1907] An aged man appeared this morning at the tents and professed to know al...
  • 7 July 1907
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Sunday July 7. [7 July 1907] Tashpunar. I rode over the spur of the mountain today and found a s...
  • 10 July 1907
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Wed July 10. [10 July 1907] I thought of you a great deal on Monday and very much longed to see E...
  • 11 July 1907
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Thurs 11. [11 July 1907] This morning I rode out with 2 Christians and Haidar my soldier. One of...
  • 12 July 1907
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Fri. 12. [12 July 1907] This has I hope been the last very hard day's work I shall have to do, bu...
  • 13 July 1907
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Sat July 13. [13 July 1907] I was very glad to have a day off. I spent the whole morning in my t...
  • 14 July 1907
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Sun July 14. [14 July 1907] From Akserai [Aksaray] we have 3 days of absolutely uninteresting tra...
  • 16 July 1907
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Tues July 16. [16 July 1907] Everything comes to an end, even the road from Akserai [Aksaray] to ...
  • 18 July 1907
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [18 July 1907] British Vice Consulate Konia [Konya (Iconium)] Thursday 18 Dearest Mother. I am ...
  • 9 April 1890
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [Postmarked 9 April 1890] Dearest Mother. How very stupid of me not to tell you the amount the b...
  • 26 July 1907
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [26 July 1907] C'ple [Istanbul (Constantinople)] July 26 Belloved Father. I arrived last night ...
  • 27 July 1907
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [27 July 1907] On board the Imogen July 27 Dearest Mother. I'm having a mighty fine time, I mus...
  • 30 July 1907
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [30 July 1907] C'ple [Istanbul (Constantinople)]. Pera Palace Tuesday Dearest Father. Today I a...
  • 9 August 1907
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [9 August 1907] 95 Sloane St Friday Dearest Mother. I am coming home at 6.20 tomorrow. I shall...
  • 4 September 1907
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [4 September 1907] Cambo, Northumberland. Wed. Dearest Mother. I don't think I ever saw anythin...
  • 6 September 1907
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [6 September 1907] Rounton Grange Sep 6 Dearest Mother. I understand then that I'm not to ask L...
  • 7 September 1907
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [7 September 1907] Rounton Grange Sep 7. Belloved Mother. The opening of the Club here is fixed...
  • 11 September 1907
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [11 September 1907] Rounton Grange Sep 11. Dearest Mother. Your letter came today and it sounds...
  • 14 September 1907
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [14 September 1907] Rounton Grange Sat 14. Dearest Mother. I was delighted by the tale of Fathe...
  • 19 September 1907
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [19 September 1907] Alderley Park, Chelford, Crewe. Thursday. Dearest Mother. We are very glad ...
  • 10 April 1890
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [Postmarked 10 April 1890] Thursday. Dearest Mother. I came back here at lunch time for I did n...
  • 28 September 1907
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [28 September 1907] Rounton Grange Sep 28 Dearest Mother. I haven't written much not because I'...
  • 22 November 1907
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [22 November 1907[?]] Rounton Grange Nov 22 Dearest Mother. Thank you for the delightful little...
  • Undated
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [Undated] 95 Sloane Street Sat. Dearest Mother. That was a truly shocking matter about the scis...
  • 18 April 1908
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [18 April 1908] Penrhos, Holyhead. Sat. Dearest Mother. The enclosed from EugÇnie. I've sa...
  • - - 1908
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [1908[?]] [In Jan.-April 1899 album] 95 Sloane Street. June 21 Dearest Father. It's midnight, b...
  • 5 October 1908
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [Postmarked 5 October 1908] [On last but one page of album 14, 1908-1909] 95 Sloane Street Monday...
  • 19 October 1908
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [19 October[?] 1908] 95 Sloane Street Monday Dearest Mother. Isn't it delightful about Charlie!...
  • - October 1908
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [October 1908[?]] 95 Sloane Street Wed Dearest Mother. We had our first committee meeting this ...
  • - - 1908
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [1908] 95 Sloane Street Thursday Dearest Mother. You must have had a fright about Geordie - I a...
  • - - 1908
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [1908] [On first page of 1905 album] 95 Sloane Street Sat. Dearest Mother. Father will tell you...
  • 17 April 1890
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [17 April 1890] April 17. Dearest Mother. There is no shop mark in Asolando. I fancy it was De...
  • 25 January 1909
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [25 January 1909] S.S. Equator. Monday night Dearest Mother. One must I suppose sometime have t...
  • 26 January 1909
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Tues. [26 January 1909] A beautiful day at last. We're due at Alexandria at 2. Your affectionat...
  • 29 January 1909
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [29 January 1909] Equator. Port Said Jan 29. Dearest Mother. I have had 2 enchanting days at Ca...
  • 2 February 1909
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [2 February 1909] Baalbek. Feb 2. Dearest Mother. I arrived at Beyrout [Beyrouth (Beirut)] on S...
  • 9 February 1909
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [9 February 1909] Aleppo [Halab]. Tues 9 Feb. My dearest Mother. I really don't know where to b...
  • 10 February 1909
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Wed 10. [10 February 1909] I'm going off this morning on a long expedition with the two Frenchmen...
  • 15 February 1909
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [15 February 1909] Monday Feb 15. El Bab [Al Bab]. Dearest Mother. I left Aleppo [Halab] this m...
  • 16 February 1909
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Tues. Feb 16. [16 February 1909] We had another longish day, 7´ hours which means 9 for the ba...
  • 17 February 1909
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Wed Feb 17. [17 February 1909] Jusef, Hajj Muhammad and I rode off in the early morning and in 3...
  • 18 February 1909
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Thursday Feb 18. [18 February 1909] The jackals did not fancy my cast, so all was well. I've bee...
  • - April 1890
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [April[?] 1890] Red Barns Coatham, Redcar. Dearest Mother. The weekly books are ú2.12/10d; t...
  • 19 February 1909
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Friday Feb 19. [19 February 1909] No the lion turned out badly. We dug him out, in streaming rai...
  • 20 February 1909
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Sat. [20 February 1909] After all I've got to Carchemish [Barak (Karkemis)] - a marvellous site. ...
  • 20 February 1909
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [20 February 1909] Sat. Feb. 20. Tell Ahmar [Tall al Ahmar] - which by the way is very likely Bal...
  • 21 February 1909
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Sunday Feb 21. [21 February 1909] Serrin. We came a short day's journey and got here at noon and...
  • 22 February 1909
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Mon. Feb 22. [22 February 1909] Rameileh, Sheikh Sallal's tents. We have left villages behind an...
  • 23 February 1909
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Tuesday Feb 23. [23 February 1909] This bank of the Euphrates is in many parts untravelled and I ...
  • 24 February 1909
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Wed Feb 24. [24 February 1909] It is difficult to exaggerate the exasperation which the wind caus...
  • 25 February 1909
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Thurs Feb 25. [25 February 1909] The sun rises about 6.30 and finds me breakfasting outside my te...
  • 26 February 1909
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Fri. Feb 26. [26 February 1909] We rode off this morning in a dense fog which lasted for over 2 h...
  • 27 February 1909
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Sat. Feb 27. [27 February 1909] Rakka [Ar Raqqah]. We had a short ride of 3 hours today and arri...
  • 18 April 1890
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [18 April 1890] April 18. Red Barns Coatham, Redcar. Dearest Mother. Here are the French things...
  • 6 March 1909
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [6 March 1909] Sat. March 6. Circesium. Dearest Mother. The road along this part of the Euphrat...
  • 13 March 1909
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [13 March 1909] Sat. March 13. 'Ana ['Anah]. Dearest Mother. At the lower end of 'Ana there is ...
  • 15 March 1909
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Monday March 15. [15 March 1909] We have had 2 days' rather laborious journey in the very devil o...
  • 16 March 1909
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Tuesday March 16. [16 March 1909] We set out this morning in blazing heat and presently met upon ...
  • 17 March 1909
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Wed March 17. [17 March 1909] I've made my plans for my desert journey. An Arab called Naif, She...
  • 18 March 1909
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [18 March 1909] Thursday March 18. Dearest Mother. I spent all yesterday at Hit [(Is)] and Fatt...
  • 19 March 1909
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Friday March 19. [19 March 1909] Yes, there is the desert and that is where we are living tonight...
  • 20 March 1909
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Sat March 20. [20 March 1909] We had a pleasant ride back to Kebeisa [Kubaysah] today. Fawaz len...
  • 21 March 1909
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Saturday March 21. [21 March 1909] We are safely through our first day, praise be to God! We tra...
  • 22 March 1909
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Monday March 22. [22 March 1909] We took with us this morning Sheikh Muhammad 'Abdullah, who was ...
  • 20 April 1890
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [20 April 1890] Sunday. Dearest Mother. Here is a letter from Mrs Pritchard who apparently want...
  • 23 March 1909
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Tuesday March 23 [23 March 1909] Rahhaliyyeh [Rahhaliyah]. We are through! without mishap and wi...
  • 24 March 1909
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Wed. March 24. [24 March 1909] Rather a curious incident occurred today. I sent my camels with F...
  • 26 March 1909
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Friday 26. [26 March 1909] Khethar [Ukhaydir]. Yesterday I left Shetate [Shithathah] early and I...
  • 29 March 1909
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Monday March 29. [29 March 1909] I've finished the castle and tomorrow we go on to KerBella [Karb...
  • 2 April 1909
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Friday Ap 2. [2 April 1909] We left Khethar [Ukhaydir] on Tuesday and rode 7 hours across awful d...
  • 3 April 1909
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Sat Ap 3. [3 April 1909] I spent another peaceful and delightful day at Babylon, photographing th...
  • 4 April 1909
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Sun. Ap 4. [4 April 1909] And today very regretfully I took my leave and rode off at 6 AM - a lon...
  • 5 April 1909
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Monday Ap 5. [5 April 1909] We rode 4 hours across to the Tigris, a mighty stream now that the wa...
  • 7 April 1909
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Wed Ap 7. [7 April 1909] Baghdad. We got in yesterday, after a long ride which was made all the ...
  • 14 April 1909
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [14 April 1909] Wed Ap. 14. Tigris bank, opposite the Median Wall - that's as near as I can get f...
  • 22 April 1890
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [Postmarked 22 April 1890] Red Barns Coatham, Redcar. Dearest Mother. Your plans sound very goo...
  • 15 April 1909
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Thursday Ap 15. [15 April 1909] Samarra. I had a short ride and a great deal of work before I re...
  • 15 April 1909
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [15 April 1909] Samarra. Ap. 15. Dearest Father. I am sending a long letter to Domnul, for publ...
  • 18 April 1909
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [18 April 1909] Sunday Ap 18. Samarra still. Dearest Mother. As I feared, all Herzfeld's work h...
  • 21 April 1909
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Wed Ap 21. [21 April 1909] I don't seem able to write this letter with any regularity. The fact ...
  • 22 April 1909
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Thurs Ap 22. [22 April 1909] Above our camping ground last night a line of barren hills comes dow...
  • 26 April 1909
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Monday Ap 26. [26 April 1909] I spent at Assur [Ashur] the most delightful days of my whole journ...
  • 27 April 1909
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Tuesday Ap 27. [27 April 1909] I've had a most wonderful day. It was a bright clear morning and ...
  • 28 April 1909
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Wed Ap 28. [28 April 1909] This morning we woke up in the middle of the corn fields where we had ...
  • 29 April 1909
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Thursday Ap 29. [29 April 1909] The way the embassy at C'ple [Istanbul (Constantinople)] behaves ...
  • 4 May 1909
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [4 May 1909] Tuesday May 4. Dearest Mother. I can't tell you how glad I was to have your telegr...
  • 24 April 1890
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [Postmarked 24 April 1890] Red Barns Coatham, Redcar. Dearest Mother. We are sending Hugo some ...
  • 6 May 1909
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Thursday May 6. [6 May 1909] It was blazing hot again on Wed. We were off at 6 and rode for a co...
  • 7 May 1909
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Friday May 7. [7 May 1909] I am this evening the guest of the High Priest of the Devil Worshipper...
  • 8 May 1909
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Sat May 8. [8 May 1909] Today I lunched with the prior of a Chaldaean monastery, Rabban Hormuzd i...
  • 9 May 1909
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Sunday May 9. [9 May 1909] No, I haven't; it was only the weather. We had a very long hot day to...
  • 10 May 1909
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Monday May 10. [10 May 1909] Half an hour from our camp there was a ruined town I had been told I...
  • 11 May 1909
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Tuesday May 11. [11 May 1909] Today we have crossed over into another chain of hills, the spurs o...
  • 14 May 1909
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Friday May 14. [14 May 1909] I spent 2 days at Hassana. On the first I climbed up into the hills...
  • 17 May 1909
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [17 May 1909] Sunday May 17. Azakh. Dearest Mother. I seem to have done a great deal these last...
  • 18 May 1909
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Monday May 18. [18 May 1909] The monasteries haven't turned out very well so far. I've seen a gr...
  • 20 May 1909
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Wed May 20. [20 May 1909] We had a tremendous day yesterday, not very profitable archaeologically...
  • - April 1890
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [Undated 1890 [April?]] Red Barns Coatham, Redcar. My dearest Mother. Papa does not seem to thi...
  • 22 May 1909
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Friday May 22. [22 May 1909] Midyat, which you may see in the maps perhaps. I had a great day wi...
  • 28 May 1909
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Friday May 28. [28 May 1909] Oh my dear Mother we've had such a week! Now that we have come to t...
  • 31 May 1909
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Monday May 31 [31 May 1909] Diarbekr [Diyarbakir (Amida)]. I arrived here this morning after a p...
  • 1 June 1909
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [1 June 1909] 1 June Diarbekr [Diyarbakir (Amida)] Belloved Father. I send you the 2 telegrams ...
  • 6 June 1909
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [6 June 1909] Sunday June 6. Dearest Mother. I spent 3 days in Diarbekr [Diyarbakir (Amida)]; i...
  • 7 June 1909
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Monday June 7. [7 June 1909] We rode in 3 hours this morning across a most lovely plain to Kharpu...
  • 10 June 1909
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [10 June 1909] Thursday June 10. Dearest Mother. I posted a letter to you at Kharput [Harput] o...
  • 12 June 1909
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Sat 12. [12 June 1909] We rode into Argha yesterday in 3 hours. It lies at the foot of wild hill...
  • 15 June 1909
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Tues. June 15. [15 June 1909] We have been doing very long marches, 10 hours, 10´ hours, that ...
  • 18 June 1909
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Friday June 18. [18 June 1909] Three more days of very hard travel and work. We left our Circass...
  • 13 February 1876
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [13 February 1876] Feb. 13 Red Barns Coatham, Redcar. My dear Papa I would like to go to Torqua...
  • 25 May 1890
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [Postmarked 25 May 1890] Sunday. 8 Merton Street, Oxford. Dearest dear Mother. I am having such...
  • 20 June 1909
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Sunday June 20. [20 June 1909] The Comana expedition proved very interesting in more ways than on...
  • 23 June 1909
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Wednesday June 23. [23 June 1909] After all I did not go to Kaisarieh [Kayseri (Caesarea Mazaca)]...
  • 27 June 1909
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [27 June 1909] Eregli [(Cybistra Heraclea)]. June 27 My dearest Mother. I got a whole sheaf of ...
  • 7 July 1909
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [7 July 1909] Constantinople [Istanbul] Wed 7. Dearest Mother. Last night came your letter of t...
  • 10 July 1909
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [10 July 1909] British Embassy, Therapia. Saturday Dearest Father. You are really a perfect ang...
  • 15 August 1909
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [15 August 1909] Rounton Grange Aug 15 Dearest Mother. Here are some pictures of Mary for you. ...
  • 17 August 1909
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [17 August 1909] Rounton Grange Aug 17 Dearest Mother. Unless you particularly want me to do th...
  • 18 August 1909
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [18 August 1909] Rounton Grange Aug 18 Dearest Mother. Our hearts are wrung when we think of yo...
  • 19 August 1909
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [19 August 1909] Rounton Grange Aug 19 Dearest Mother. Mr du Cane accepts and Mr Cockerell refu...
  • 25 August 1909
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [25 August 1909] Rounton Grange Aug 25 Dearest Mother. I had thought of Mr Darwin and will ask ...
  • 5 June 1890
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [5 June 1890] June 5. 95 Sloane Street. Dearest Father mine. Here are the programmes of two din...
  • 27 August 1909
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [27 August 1909] Rounton Grange Aug 27. Dearest Mother. You haven't answered about the Williams...
  • 8 September 1909
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [8 September 1909] Rounton Grange Sep 8 My dearest Mother. Many many happy returns of the day. ...
  • 11 September 1909
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [11 September 1909] Rounton Grange Sat. Dearest Mother. I've finished the chapter for Strzyg - ...
  • 13 September 1909
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [13 September 1909] Rounton Grange Sep 13 Dearest Mother. It's a horrible bore for you to have ...
  • 15 September 1909
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [15 September 1909] Ardgowan, Greenock. Wed. Dearest Mother. Of course yes there is a place for...
  • 5 October 1909
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [5 October 1909[?]] 95 Sloane Street Tuesday. Dearest Mother. I distinguished myself this morni...
  • 8 October 1909
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [8 October 1909] 95 Sloane Street Friday Dearest Mother. Marie and I arrive at 3.7 tomorrow. I...
  • - - 1909
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [1909] [On last page of 1910 letters album] Rounton Grange Tuesday Dearest Mother. Suppose we w...
  • 1 February 1910
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [1 February 1910] Rounton Grange Feb 1. Dearest Mother. Here they are and I return the key. I'...
  • - February 1910
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [February 1910] Hotel Bristol Rome [Roma] Friday. Dearest Mother. I must send you my congratula...
  • 6 June 1890
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [6 June 1890] June 6. 90 Sloane St. Dearest Father mine. I was much amused at the Stracheys on ...
  • 26 February 1910
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [26 February[?] 1910] Sat. Rome [Roma] Dearest Mother. I really think if you don't mind, I shal...
  • 27 February 1910
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [27 February 1910] Rome [Roma]. Sunday Dearest Mother. I have begun life as a student (if you d...
  • 28 February 1910
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [28 February 1910] Rome [Roma] Monday Dearest Mother. I was so much surprised at getting no let...
  • 8 March 1910
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [8[?] March 1910] Rome [Roma]. {Monday} Tuesday Dearest Mother. I had forgotten, till I got you...
  • 9 March 1910
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [9[?] March 1910] Wed. Rome [Roma]. Dearest Mother. When my literary remains come to be publish...
  • 10 March 1910
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [10 March 1910] Rome [Roma]. Thursday Dearest Mother. It is most kind of you to agree to my sta...
  • 15 March 1910
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [15 March 1910] Tuesday Dearest Mother. You were really very kind not to mind me staying in Rom...
  • 18 March 1910
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [18 March 1910] Rome [Roma]. Friday Dearest Father. I came in late yesterday from Tivoli and ru...
  • 21 March 1910
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [21 March 1910] Monday Rome [Roma]. Dearest Mother. His Ex has arrived and a greater old dear t...
  • 22 March 1910
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [22 March 1910] Tuesday Rome [Roma]. Dearest Mother. My plans are now settled. I leave here on...
  • 23 June 1890
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [23 June 1890] June 23. 95 Sloane Street. Dearest Father mine. Your opera hat has come back, yo...
  • 27 March 1910
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [27 March 1910] Spoleto. Sunday. Dearest Mother. You see I have begun my travels and I wonder i...
  • 29 March 1910
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [29 March 1910] Grand Hotel Roma-Pace, Ancona. Tuesday night. Dearest Mother. I think I must po...
  • 30 March 1910
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [30 March 1910] Wed. On the boat. Dearest Mother. After I wrote to you last night, I went on bo...
  • 1 April 1910
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Friday. [1 April 1910] Spalato [Split]. The first thing that happened here was that I definitely...
  • 2 April 1910
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [2 April 1910] Spalato [Split]. Saturday. Belloved Mother. I don't think I have ever spent so f...
  • 3 April 1910
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Sunday. [3 April 1910] The expedition to Salona was very successful. The party consisted of Buli...
  • 4 April 1910
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Monday. [4 April 1910] At last it is really fine and sunny. I made up my mind last night that I ...
  • 5 April 1910
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Tuesday. [5 April 1910] The whole day's voyage was perfectly delightful. We spent an hour at Tra...
  • 8 April 1910
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother and father, Dame Florence Bell and Sir Hugh Bell
    [8 April 1910] Ravenna. Friday. My dearest step-mother and father. You both write me such delig...
  • - August 1910
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [August 1910] Bayerischer Hof Dearest Mother. I had a very successful and comfortable journey, ...
  • 1 July 1890
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [1 July 1890] July 1. 95 Sloane Street. My dearest Father. I had a delicious day on Saturday at...
  • 21 August 1910
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [21 August 1910] Sunday Munich [MÃ…nchen] Dearest Mother. I had a delightful day at the exhi...
  • 26 August 1910
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [26 August 1910] 95 Sloane Street Friday. Dearest Mother. I got back this afternoon, after a ve...
  • 2 October 1910
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [2 October 1910] Rounton Grange Oct 2 Dearest Mother. Item: George is going to Alderley tomorro...
  • 5 January 1911
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [5 January 1911] Jan 5. SS Orenogne[?] Marseille Dearest Mother. Here I am safely embarked afte...
  • 9 January 1911
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [9 January 1911] Monday Jan 9. S.S. Orenogne[?] Dearest Mother. I was quite wrong when I said w...
  • 13 January 1911
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [13 January 1911] Jan 13 Hotel d'Angleterre [Cairo] Dearest Father. I have so many affectionate...
  • 16 January 1911
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [16 January 1911] Monday 16th Beyrout [Beyrouth (Beirut)]. Dearest Mother. I was right in predi...
  • 18 January 1911
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [18 January 1911] Damascus [Dimashq (Esh Sham, Damas)]. Wed. Dearest Mother. I left Beyrout [Be...
  • 19 January 1911
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Thursday. [19 January 1911] I spent the greater part of the day with the Great Mosque, photograph...
  • 20 January 1911
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Friday. [20 Janaury 1911] I spent rather a silly morning for Mr Devey wanted me to go and see the...
  • 2 July 1890
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [2 July 1890] July 2. 95 Sloane Street. Dearest dear Mother. It is so flat and horrid without y...
  • 27 January 1911
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [27 January 1911] Jan 27. Damascus [Dimashq (Esh Sham, Damas)] Dearest Mother. These things tak...
  • 1 February 1911
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [1 February 1911] Damascus [Dimashq (Esh Sham, Damas)] Feb 1 Dearest Mother. You will be surpri...
  • 5 February 1911
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Feb 5. [5 February 1911] I have used the spare time here while I was indoors with a cold in writi...
  • 7 February 1911
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [7 February 1911] Damascus [Dimashq (Esh Sham, Damas)] Feb 7 Dearest Mother Your letter of the ...
  • 9 February 1911
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [9 February 1911] Dumeir [Dumayr] Feb 9. Dearest Mother. We're off. And now I must tell you th...
  • 10 February 1911
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Feb 10. [10 February 1911] Syrian Desert. There is in Dumeir [Dumayr] a very beautiful temple, r...
  • 11 February 1911
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Feb 11. [11 February 1911] But today's experiences will not serve to justify my attitude. When I...
  • 12 February 1911
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Feb 12 [12 February 1911] We have got out into smooth waters at last. You can imagine what I fel...
  • 13 February 1911
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Feb 13. [13 February 1911] Don't think for a moment that it is warm weather yet. At 5.30 today (...
  • 14 February 1911
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Feb 14. [14 February 1911] What I can accuse them of is not that they choose to live differently ...
  • 9 July 1890
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [9 July 1890] July 9. 95 Sloane Street. My dearest Father. Your most pleasant letter was forwar...
  • 15 February 1911
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Feb 15. [15 February 1911] We were off at 5 this morning in bitter frost. Can you picture the si...
  • 16 February 1911
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Feb 16. [16 February 1911] After I had gone to bed last night I heard 'Ali shouting, to all whom ...
  • 17 February 1911
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Feb 17. [17 February 1911] We were running short of water this morning and it was rather needful ...
  • 18 February 1911
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Feb 18. [18 February 1911] We were pursued all day by a mad wind which ended by bringing a shower...
  • 20 February 1911
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Feb 20. [20 February 1911] We marched yesterday 13´ hours without getting anywhere. This was ...
  • 21 February -
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Feb 21. [21 February] We got off at 4 this morning and made a 12 hours' stage. It was freezing a...
  • 22 February 1911
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Feb 22. [22 February 1911] An hour's ride from our camp this morning brought us to the small dese...
  • 23 February 1911
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Feb 23. [23 February 1911] The morning came grey and cheerless with an occasional scud of rain. ...
  • 24 February 1911
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Feb 24. [24 February 1911] We have repacked our loads and are off this day on the road to Ramadi ...
  • 25 February 1911
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [25 February 1911] Sat. Feb 25. Ramadi [Ramadi, Ar]. Dearest Mother. We did not leave Hit [(Is)...
  • 26 November 1890
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [26 November 1890] Nov. 26. Red Barns Coatham, Redcar. Dearest Mother. I forgot to tell you tha...
  • 26 February 1911
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Feb 26. [26 February 1911] There were no suites to last night's incident except that the Commissa...
  • 27 February 1911
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Feb 27. [27 February 1911] We got off at 6 this morning and reached Rahhaliyeh [Rahhaliyah] at no...
  • 1 March 1911
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    March 1. [1 March 1911] Yesterday morning broke grey and threatening and presently it began to ra...
  • 3 March 1911
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    March 3. [3 March 1911] I worked for 11 hours yesterday at elevations and had therefore little ti...
  • 4 March 1911
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    March 4. [4 March 1911] We left Ukheidir [Ukhaydir] this morning - I wonder whether I shall ever ...
  • 5 March 1911
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    March 5. [5 March 1911] The day broke grey and threatening and I was in mortal dread of rain, whi...
  • 6 March 1911
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    March 6. [6 March 1911] We were premature when we rejoiced last night over the end of our desert ...
  • 10 March 1911
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Friday 10th [10 March 1911] Babylon. I have been so busy travelling the last 3 days that I have ...
  • 11 March 1911
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Sat 11. [11 March 1911] I left Babylon with many regrets early in the morning. You can't think h...
  • 12 March 1911
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Sun. 12. [12 March 1911] Today I thought I would be very clever and do two day's work in one. Th...
  • Undated
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [Undated] Tuesday. Red Barns Coatham, Redcar. Dearest Mother. I am sorry I opened this, I thoug...
  • 13 March 1911
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Mon. 13. [13 March 1911] I have got my post, with 2 letters from you, the last dated February 2. ...
  • 18 March 1911
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [18 March 1911] Baghdad March 18. My dearest Belloved Father. I got a long and delightful lette...
  • 21 March 1911
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [21 March 1911] Tuesday March 21 Dearest Mother. I wrote to Father on Saturday morning and gave...
  • 28 March 1911
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to unknown
    Tuesd. March 28. [28 March 1911] It rained like anything in the night and was still raining so he...
  • 1 April 1911
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to unknown
    Ap. 1. [1 April 1911] We had a short day's ride (one of my pack horses being lame poor dear) to a...
  • 2 April 1911
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to unknown
    Sunday April 2. [2 April 1911] My old guide is a great source of satisfaction to me. His name is...
  • 3 April 1911
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to unknown
    Monday Ap 3. [3 April 1911] Safely arrived at Kal'at Shergat [Sharqat] where Dr Andrae and his co...
  • 14 April 1911
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [14 April 1911] Ap. 14. Dearest Mother. I posted a long letter to you on April 3, the day I ari...
  • 15 April 1911
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Saturday Ap 15. [15 April 1911] After all we had no trouble from the mud, but arrived at Nisibin ...
  • 17 April 1911
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Monday Ap 17. [17 April 1911] There is a charming passage in Sir Edward Grey's book on fly fishin...
  • 8 December 1890
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [8 December 1890] Saturday. 95 Sloane Street. Dearest Mother. I think that will do very well - ...
  • 18 April 1911
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Tues Ap 18. [18 April 1911] No it wasn't so bad after all and this morning I had sun and was able...
  • 25 April 1911
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [25 April 1911] Ap 25 Tuesday Dearest Mother. I posted a letter to you the day I arrived in Mar...
  • 3 May 1911
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to unknown
    Wed. May 3. [3 May 1911] I rejoiced over the fine weather far too soon. We rode off next morning...
  • 6 May 1911
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to unknown
    Sat May 6. [6 May 1911] Diarbekr [Diyarbakir (Amida)]. I got in yesterday afternoon and found a ...
  • 9 May 1911
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to unknown
    Tues May 9. [9 May 1911] I have finished the planning of the mosque. It was a big job but very i...
  • 6 May 1911
    From/to: Unknown
    [6 May 1911] [Telegraph from Diarbekir [Diyarbakir (Amida)]] To Oleous London Flourishing Aleppo ...
  • 7 May 1911
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell
    [7 May 1911] Diarbekr [Diyarbakir (Amida)] May 7 Dearest Father. Your delightful long letter of...
  • 14 May 1911
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    [14 May 1911] Sunday May 14. Dearest Mother. I left Diarbekr [Diyarbakir (Amida)] on Thursday 1...
  • 20 May 1911
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Birejik [Birecik] Sat 20. [20 May 1911] We left Urfa [Sanliurfa (Edessa)] on Friday morning. Our...
  • 21 May 1911
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell
    Mon 21 [21 May 1911] Just after I had written to you the Kaimmakam and the Commandant came over t...
  • 24 March 1914
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to Charles Doughty-Wylie
    [24 March 1914] Baghdad. March 24 Dearest heart of my heart, your letters, your letters here eight...
  • 30 December 1914
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to Charles Doughty-Wylie
    [30 December 1914] Boulogne Dec 30. My dear. Its late & yet I dont feel as if I could sleep. Ill ...
  • 10 January 1915
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to Charles Doughty-Wylie
    [10 January 1915] Boulogne Jan 10. My dear my dear - & so you think the gout will work a final cure ...
  • 13 January 1915
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to Charles Doughty-Wylie
    [13 January 1915] Boulogne. Jan 13 My dear. I have such a deadly heaviness upon me tonight a gener...
  • 16 January 1915
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to Charles Doughty-Wylie
    [16 January 1915] Boulogne Jan 16 My dear, your letter is delayed this week, & I am consumed with an...
  • 24 January 1915
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to Charles Doughty-Wylie
    [24 January 1915] Boulogne Sunday 24 My dear. I have had two long letters from you the belated let...
  • 1 February 1915
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to Charles Doughty-Wylie
    [1February 1915] Feb 1 My dear. The censoring of your letters at Jibuti is an unheard of proceeding ...
  • 3 February 1915
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to Charles Doughty-Wylie
    [3 February 1915] Boulogne. Hotel Maurice Feb 3 You arrive at Marseilles on the 10th thats a week...
  • 26 February 1915
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to Charles Doughty-Wylie
    [26 February 1915] Friday Feb 26. My dear. The last Abyssinian letter came this morning. What a fool...
  • 27 February 1915
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to Charles Doughty-Wylie
    [27 February 1915] Sunday Feb 27 My dear Dick. I wrote to you on Wednesday & addressed it to you on ...
  • 4 March 1915
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to Charles Doughty-Wylie
    [4 March 1915] Boulogne March 4 [1915] My dear, my dear I must begin an immense letter to you & Ill...
  • 8 March 1915
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to Charles Doughty-Wylie
    [8 Feb (i.e. March) 1915] I dont know whether my letters reach you if they do, do you like having...
  • 15 March 1915
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to Charles Doughty-Wylie
    [15 March 1915] My dear. This is to be an in between time letter hear me now! I rage & rage you...
  • 19 March 1915
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to Charles Doughty-Wylie
    [19 March 1915] My dear. Tonight I write of war. Yesterday Gilbert Russell dined with me; Mr Cazalet...
  • 25 March 1915
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to Charles Doughty-Wylie
    [25 March 1915] Thursday 25 (March 1915). Heres the sketch of Neuve Chapelle. My dear. I have just ...
  • 26 March 1915
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to Charles Doughty-Wylie
    [26 March 1915] My dear. I see theres a mail on Monday. I write twice a week, do you realize? a wee...
  • 1 April 1915
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to Charles Doughty-Wylie
    [1 April 1915] Ap.1 (1915)

    Dearest. I met Cis Dawnay in the street yesterday, who told me that she...

  • 11 April 1915
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to Charles Doughty-Wylie
    [11 April 1915] Sunday 11th (April 1913)

    Dearest, Im so dog tired tonight that I dont think I ca...

  • 14 April 1915
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to Charles Doughty-Wylie
    [14 April 1915] Ap. 14 (1915) My dear. One of the drawbacks perhaps the only drawback of my pres...
  • 18 April 1915
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to Charles Doughty-Wylie
    [18 April 1915] Ap 18. Dearest. Maurice & his battalion went to France yesterday. It was a wonderful...
  • 19 April 1915
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to Charles Doughty-Wylie
    [19 April 1915] Ap 19 (1915). My very dear. This Monday brought me your two letters of March 27 & 30...
  • 23 April 1915
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to Charles Doughty-Wylie
    [23 April 1915] Ap 23 (1915) My dear. I am suffering such acute pains of Ionging for you. Ive trie...
  • 25 April 1915
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to Charles Doughty-Wylie
    [25 April 1915] Ap 25 (1915) After all, my very dear, there did come a letter this Monday in the eve...
  • 28 April 1915
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to Charles Doughty-Wylie
    [28 April 1915] Ap 28 (1915) My dear. Today my thoughts have been dancing Ill tell you why. There...
  • 1 May 1915
    From/to: Gertrude Bell to Charles Doughty-Wylie
    [1 May 1915] May 1 (1915) My dear. Today, at last, we have the account of your splendid achievement....