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Letter from Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell

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Bell, Dame Florence Eveleen Eleanore
Bell, Gertrude Margaret Lowthian
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95 Sloane Street Tuesday Dearest Mother. One line to say we had a most amusing party at the Portsmouths yesterday. I made the acquaintance of Miss Haldane whom I have long wished to know, and I am going to tea with her tomorrow. Haldane was most complimentary about my book - which I think he hasn't read by the way. A delightful review in the Athenaeum.
E and I dined with the Stracheys first - very pleasant, we 4. St Loe had just finished reviewing my book!

Flora lunched today and we went out together afterwards. Tomorrow I have a Buddhist Committee lunch.

I wrote my review of Lufcadio[?] this morning - the sort of blissful morning when one suddenly realises at the end of 4 hours that one has been quite unconscious of the passing of time. I'm just going to finish it now.

Rain and mud!

Moll looked charming last night. Your affectionate daughter Gertrude

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