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Letter from Gertrude Bell to her stepmother, Florence Bell

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Gertrude Bell
Lady Florence Bell
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Thursday Red Barns, Coatham, Redcar. Dearest Mother. I am so sorry about your tooth! I hope it is out and that you feel none the worse. Will you please tell Grandmamma that Lizzie and I arrive tomorrow at 5. I have told Caroline I will dine with her on Saturday and Flora has asked me to lunch on Sunday which I have agreed to do.
When next you go to Clarence, will you go and see Mrs Widow Clark (Marton St); her boy is very ill I'm afraid. I have been to see him twice. Also, Aunt Florence finished Bessie Costrell. Edith Wood is coming to tea with Elsa. We have all been out driving - the most delicious afternoon. I am at present consumed with regret at going away from here, but I daresay I shall recover when I find myself in London.

Elsa will consult you about Papa's birthday present. We had ordered Hare's Cities of North Italy for him, which is a very nice book. But he can change it if he likes. I am just off to Rounton Your affectionate daughter Gertrude

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