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Letter from Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell

In which Bell encloses a letter from Mrs Pritchard and recounts her recent activities with her siblings, noting that they have visited Wilton and picked flowers. Also includes discussion of an ongoing exchange of books and magazines with her Stepmother.
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Bell, Dame Florence Eveleen Eleanore
Bell, Gertrude Margaret Lowthian
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1 letter plus envelope, paper

54.5974636, -1.0779515

Sunday. Dearest Mother. Here is a letter from Mrs Pritchard who apparently wants to go to the Drawing room on the 9th also. I opened it with a lot of receipts. The babes and I went to Wilton yesterday afternoon and got lots of primroses. It [sic] cold and grey but warmer than anywhere else. Today the sun has reappeared to our great joy. We had a merry drive home, the little girls in great spirits and much amused by my efforts at tying up bunches of primroses with some hairs of Elsa's that I made her give me - they were not strong enough however. Would you like them to have any more Parish[?]? They finished their bottle about ten days ago and they seem very well - I don't think they need any more. The R.A. tickets have not come. I am so sorry the Saturday was not sent to you last week, I thought you had had it and had sent it to me - I didn't see the cover. I sent you the third volume of F.B. didn't I? I have finished the 4th and 5th which you shall have - don't hurry over them, I have lots of books. Ever your very affectionate daughter Gertrude

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