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Diary entry by Gertrude Bell

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Mon 3 [3 March 1902] Came up by the morning train with Nellie Irma
and Willie. Mr VL [Van Lennep] and M. Bari drove us to the station in
2 carts. There we found the Van Heemstras and Mr Whittall - the latter
travelled up with us and we had a long talk about trade. He says the
English trade is still much greater than that of all other countries -
German and French nowhere. The Armenians are the richest
community and have all the import trade. All goes in English
bottoms[?]. He is a corn exporter. Bass has an agent here because
Smyrna [Izmir] area is the best for brewing. English trade goes on
increasing. Got out at the Caravan Bridge station and drove to the
Hotel de la Ville. After lunch shopped and wrote letters. Dined with
the Cumberbatches - Mr Hanson also dined and we had a pleasant
dinner discussing 70 people and all ambassadors ministers and
secretaries of the Levant. Two collegues came in - a Baron someone
and his wife - and we played Bridge till 12.

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