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Re Beacon Hill School; Patricia Russell.
Dora states that she is willing to make BR's furniture available to him come summertime. "I am equally willing to vacate the house and move the school, so that Bertie can live here pending his letting the house, since his books and furniture are already installed. But in that case that I must have a clear understanding that John and Kate would not leave the school this year, and that their future school should remain an open question. If I did this—i.e. move this summer—I would be willing to compensate Bertie for having to pay both the rent and my £400 if the school should show sufficient profit for me to be able to do so."
Regarding Patricia, Dora writes: "Miss Spence speaks of her wish for a home of her own, which I fully understand. She does not seem to realise that so far from my acting hostility to her in that respect, the arrangements I have made do give her that home, at the sacrifice of my having a home with either Bertie or Griffin Barry. She says further that she thought with a fairer arrangement about homes and children, we are likely to be better friends. But how could she suppose that I could part from a beloved husband of twelve years standing without great suffering?"
Divorce Bundle, 102-9
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