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Letter from Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Florence Bell

Letter from Gertrude Bell to her stepmother Florence Bell, estimated to have been written on the 26th of March, 1892.

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Gertrude Bell
Lady Florence Bell
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1 letter, paper

Saturday Dearest Mother. I can go with you Tuesday for Carrie will have me on Thursday. I could not telegraph as her letter did not come till the afternoon.
I went to Morris's and chose papers - I hope you will like them, I do very much. The willow bough is for my sitting room and the apple for my bedroom. I have always wanted a blue and white paper for my bedroom. They are both cheap.

We go to Jane tonight and to supper at the Savoy afterwards which will be very merry. It's so amusing supping at the Savoy.

I hope you got the books and that you wanted them. The Jokai is very extraordinary. I don't feel to be able to judge books in which the young ladies of the house sit in the bedrooms of their gentlemen friends while they shave!

What a business painting and papering will be! I hope the strike holds firm and that Papa will be able to come to Paris. I see they have sent soldiers from York.

What an amusing debate last night on the payment of members - did you read it.

I'm just going to see Caroline. Your very affectionate daughter Gertrude

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