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Letter from Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell

In which Bell discusses household finances and her forthcoming trip to London before she ends by noting that she is leaving for Clarence.
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Bell, Dame Florence Eveleen Eleanore
Bell, Gertrude Margaret Lowthian
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1 letter, paper

54.5974636, -1.0779515

Red Barns Coatham, Redcar. Dearest Mother. The weekly books are £2.12/10d; they are so little this week because your last cheque paid them up to last Thursday. I liked the pattern you sent us very much, it is charming. I certainly think a green velvet train would be nicer than a black, don't you? But please I may wear green mayn't I? When am I coming to London and where shall I go when I arrive? Is there anything in particular you want me to bring with me? I propose bringing flower vases, but what about silver, lamps and candlesticks. We shall need them shall we not? It's so cold and grey here. I am just going to Clarence so goodbye. Ever your very affectionate daughter Gertrude.

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