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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 August 6 Dearest Mother. The enclosed from Domnul. I feel very unhappy about Elsa. My letter to her was only to ask for Herbert's address - will you send it to me. Here's a note from Maurice which has just arrived.
Maisie and Willie dined with me tonight - a very painful experience. I expect they'll come often. I don't know whether it's best to have them alone - anyhow I'm glad there was no one here tonight. Sir Louis offered to come, which was very angelic of him, but I had the wisdom to tell him he had better not.

I do think all the things you are doing are wonderful. Basket making is a capital idea. There are no baskets to be had.

It's rather discouraging to be a two days' post from you. I never can manage to catch the country post and Friday is always a specially busy day because of the Egyptian mail.

We are very comfortable at Norfolk House. The Duke is going to recover I hope; there are good reports of him. Ever your affectionate daughter Gertrude

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