BRACERS Notes

Record no. Notes, topics or text
131707

Re Edith's final 1952 tax return and federal tax estimate for 1953.

131708

BR wishes to get rid of "whatever undisputed sums I owe to Inland Revenue". The Bedales mortgage is being repaid.

131709

BR intends to sell but North Wales Quarry and Plenty & Son preferred shares.

131710

Re Amberley.

131711

Re £3500 receipt secured on the Bedales School mortgage.

131712

Re a cheque for Unpopular Essays royalties.

131713

Re rent for 29 Millbank and income tax.

131714
131715

A detailed invoice of charges and disbursements to the end of October 1953.

131716

Charges and disbursements to the end of October 1953.

131717

The "attached demand" for taxes on 41 Queen's Road is no longer present.

131718

Note by Sheila Turcon: Eton Accounts have been removed and filed with Eton School.

Re income taxes. The enclosure from H.M. Inspector of Taxes, 1953/11/05, states that Edith is an American citizen who, since her marriage to BR, has become domiciled in UK.

131719

Re tax due on wages for Miss Griffiths.

131720

Re wages and expenses for Miss Griffiths.

131721

Payment receipt for Coward, Chance & Co.'s charges.

131722

Re a servant's injury. A domestic servant is entitled to one month's notice.

131723

Re John Russell's opposition (because he was a ward of Chancery, [as indeed were BR and Frank]) to his children being wards of the court.

131724
131725

The sender's signature is illegible. Re Amberley's move from Mecklenburgh Square to a cottage in Llanfrothen.

131726

Re insurance for 41 Queen's Road and 29 Millbank.

131727

Re P.A.Y.E. tax for Griffiths.

131728

Re Miss Griffiths and grandchildren's expenses.

131729

Re Miss Griffiths and grandchildren's expenses.

131730

The enclosed letter from chartered surveyors concerns dampness in the 41 Queen's Road basement.

131731

Re John's solicitor expenses in Portmadoc.

131732

The basement repair work at 41 Queen's Road is complete.

131733

Re deducting expenses from John's royalties.

131734

From Washington, Tylor requests Kate Tait's address.

131735

See record 131842 for Dora Russell's letter.

131736

Re the grandchildren's holidays. John is now living with her.

131737

Tylor reacts to John's distress.

131738

Re a passbook.

131739

About Dr. T.A. Munro and John's illness. Tylor has received a "pathetic" letter from him (not present).

131740

John was admitted, "suffering from a serious delusional state of insanity".

131741

John's evidence has been taken in an affidavit.

131742

Re passports for the grandchildren. John and Susan were divorced on 9 February 1955.

131743

John got confused working as a telegraphist. He will need some money.

131744

Re passports.

131745

Re Harriet: Dora felt sure Harriet does not wish to claim to be "a legitimate daughter" of BR.

131746

Details of Edith's will, which makes provision for her mother if she survives her, and Kate and all the grandchildren if Kate's mother does not.

131747

The draft will notes that BR has freehold possession of 41 Queen's Road.

131748

John's divorce decree has been made absolute. "I read with much interest in the Manchester Guardian of your address" [in Rome]. This was "The Road to Peace".

131749

Tylor agrees to one administration for all the funds for John's children.

131750

Re family allowances.

131751

BR is in Paris until Monday. Dora has put John into an expensive nursing home. His doctor is Dr. Desmond O'Neill.

131752

The main provisions for Edith's will include $10,000 for Bryn Mawr and $15,000 for her mother if she survives Edith.

131753

Tylor encloses a photostat of the new will. See record 131755. He recommends that BR tear up and burn the old will.

131754

BR states in the note that he desires cremation without any ceremony "of any sort".

131755

BR's will, a photostat, is initialled by him on every other page and signed "Russell" at the end.

131756

Tylor returns Edith's old will, which should be torn up and burnt. He encloses the new will (see record 131758).

131757

Edith states that she wishes to be cremated without ceremony.

131758

Edith initialled the new will on every other page and signed the last page.

131759

A second photostat of Edith's will (see record 131757).

131760

Re Harriet.

131761

"I could not dream of paying the money to Mrs. Spence rather than to Conrad."

On shock treatments for John. There is a need to keep him away while the Russells are absent. His visits are "very frightening".

131762

BR objects to paying bills from medical practitioners called in in disregard of Drs. O'Neill or Boyd.

131763

Re John's removal from The Priory to a State-subsidized institution.

BR noted "Ans" in the upper-left corner.

131764

John is now a voluntary patient at Virginia Water. Tylor encloses a letter from Dora (record 131766).

131765

On Conrad's operation, John's finances, and Dora's wish for a meeting and, if possible, a joint visit to see John. Dora also asks for a small loan.

131766

Tylor sends £15 as BR's contribution to expenses but feels that no useful purpose would be served by a meeting.

Re BR's taking a lease on a country house in Wales.

131767

Re Dr. O'Neill's suggestion of a meeting between all parties re John.

131768

Re Dr. O'Neill's fee note.

131769

For professional services.

131770
131771
131772

Edith's note is: "the beginning, for us, of Plas Penrhyn". Coward Chance say they have received a lease dated 23 June 1955 from Sir Oswald [Osmond] Williams.

131773
131774

For Dora's letter, see record 131780.

131775

Re John and the untruths in Dora's letter at record 131780.

131776

Mrs. Avery is sure she saw John wandering around Richmond.

131777

Dates of birth:
Ann 1945/09/02
Sarah 1947/01/16
Lucy 1948/07/21

131778

For the draft codicil, see record 131779.

131779
131780

Re John's state of affairs, and Dora's own finances.

131781

Re settlement of tax arrears for 1950/51 to 1954/55.

131782

BR insured the contents of Plas Penrhyn for £4,000.

131783

Coward Chance forwarded BR's cheque for £400 to discharge John's income tax arrears.

131784

Tylor thanks BR for a letter (not present) from Roderick [Barry], which he has placed in the vault.

131785

On deducting John's legal expenses from moneys that are being held for him.

131786

Tylor acknowledges BR's letter of 1955/11/28 (not present in file).

131787

It is time for the ex gratia payment of £50 to Dora for John's maintenance.

131788

John is claiming family allowances, but Edith also does.

131789

Re a family allowance claim; and whether the adopted child the adopted daughter of John as well as of his ex-wife, Susan Russell.…

131790

Re insurance and family allowances.

131791

On whether BR will pay Dr. O'Neill's fees re John.

131792

Dora wishes the £50 for John's maintenance to be paid directly into her bank.

131793

Re the extension of the lease for 29 Millbank.

131794

Re the extension of Miss M.L. George's lease for 29 Millbank.

131795

The freeholders of 29 Millbank are the Commissioners for Crown Land. They intend to develop the area of 3 acres when the leases expire in December 1958.

131796

Re a small refund of the rates at 29 Millbank.

131797

Re termination of lease for Plas Penrhyn at BR's death. The letter, a signed ribbon copy, is annotated in an unknown hand.

131798

Miss George will extend lease for 29 Millbank from 17 May 1957 to 14 December 1958.

131799

Re giving John a chance to voice his opinion on sending the grandchildren to Moreton Hall. Tylor mentions that he and Drover are trustees.

131800

Tylor has heard nothing from John about the grandchildren and Moreton Hall.

131801

"As the professionals appeared unable to conclude the business of the sale of 41 Queen's Road, I had a talk with Mr. Rosen and we settled all outstanding questions in a few minutes on the following terms.…" (However, Rosen backed out of the deal.)

131802

Re removal (moving) contractors.

131803

Re insurance premiums.

131804

Re Dora's claim (given to Miss Griffith) that John ought to have been consulted over furniture he left at 41 Queen's Road.

131805

Renewal of the contents insurance of Plas Penrhyn raises the value to £7,000. Fire and burglary insurance for BR's manuscripts is £250. The MSS. are being removed to Plas Penrhyn.

131806

On John's furniture.

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