Request a high resolution copy

Letter from Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell

There is currently no summary available for this item.
Reference code
Bell, Sir Thomas Hugh Lowthian
Bell, Gertrude Margaret Lowthian
Person(s) mentioned
Lawley, Arthur
McMahon, Henry
Creation Date
Extent and medium
1 letter, paper

50.725231, 1.613334

Boulogne March 17 Dearest Father. Domnul says a letter posted towards the end of March, c/o Sir H. MacMahon, Cairo, would catch him.
Sir Arthur Lawley  definitely objects to a Bellgian chauffeur. He fears it will make difficulties.

Will you please tell Mother that I forwarded her anonymous enclosure to our Mr Dove who has been summoned hastily by Lord Robert to try and get their Augean stable of an office into shape. I thought it would help him to understand the task before him. Did I tell you I have Lilian Douglas Pennant in my office now. I like her very much. Last Wednesday one of her brothers was killed and I had to tell her. She was so brave. She is going home for a few days when Tiger returns next week and then coming back to me.

I never thanked you for the picture of Bertie's house - Allah! And you in khaki! Allah, allah!

Goodbye my dear - we've much to do. Your ever affectionate daughter Gertrude

IIIF Manifest