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Diary entry by Gertrude Bell

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Gertrude Bell
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Wed 19. [19 March 1902] Left Bournabat [Bornova] at 9.30 and
travelled to Smyrna [Izmir] with Mr Richard Whittall the head of the firm,
father of Mrs Van Heemstra. Mr Hatton greeted me and loaded me
with kaimak. Went to the hotel wh was quite full and I was given the
linen room. Out to shop and met Mr Ed. Whittall. Then to the
Consulate, took my ticket and wrote letters. Lazare saw me off - I do
dislike him so much - my boat is the Cleopatra - Anstram[?] Lloyd a
capital boat near empty. Sat and read till Mr Paton turned up, the
young man who was with the Bp at Ephesus. Also a young Austrian,
quite nice. The son of the gov. of Rhodes [Rodhos] on board with his
wife, she wearing the feridyeh but unveiled. Talked French at dinner
to the Captain, with some pain. Played Picquet with Mr P. and read

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