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Letter from Gertrude Bell to her father, Sir Hugh Bell

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Bell, Sir Thomas Hugh Lowthian
Bell, Gertrude Margaret Lowthian
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Chirol, Valentine
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Basle [Basel]. Tuesday. Dearest Father. A line to tell you that I am having a most prosperous journey. Mr Chirol and I had a merry and excellent dinner and he saw me off. The train was fullish and there were no 2nd class seats! However I determined not to give up my heroic scheme so early in the day and insisted on going 3rd to Dover - quite comfortably. The crossing was pleasant but rough and at Calais I got into a luxurious 2nd class carriage which I had all to myself till here. So I couldn't have been better off. It's very hot here, they say they have had thunder storms. I hope you are going over to Caroline tomorrow. I shall think of you. I will write a pc to Auntie Bessie. Ever your very affectionate daughter Gertrude

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