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Letter from Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Dame Florence Bell

Letter from Gertrude Bell to her stepmother Florence Bell, estimated to have been written in December 1890.

Undated letter estimated to have been written in December 1890 in which Bell writes from London commenting on a piece of writing, presumably sent to her by her stepmother, before discussing the employment of a maid and a cook. She ends by noting that she is leaving to travel to The Ridgeway, in Shere, Surrey.
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Bell, Dame Florence Eveleen Eleanore
Bell, Gertrude Margaret Lowthian
Person(s) mentioned
Russell, Flora
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1 letter, paper

51.5072178, -0.1275862

Saturday. 95 Sloane Street. Dearest Mother. I think that will do very well - it's all too modest, but perhaps that's to the good. They'll be the more surprised when they read on! I love "what we call late!" and I like particularly the part about the cardinal principles. I feel it needs a good round sentence at the end.
I'll see the maid on Tuesday. I'm keeping the cook. She seems quite satisfactory though I haven't been able to put her to much test. She hasn't much initiative but she makes good little cakes. I'm off to the Ridgeway. Ever your affectionate daughter Gertrude.

Mrs Prothero[?] asks me to lunch tomorrow! But I can't. I seem to be the success in Bedford Sq. I bring light and joy there. Will you tell me Mr Blackwood's home address. I want to write to him.

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