115872

BRACERS Record Detail

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Collection code 
RA2
Class no. 
760
Document no. 
.101011EJ
Box no. 
8.32
Source if not BR 
Recipient(s) 
BR
Sender(s) 
Russell, Dora
Date 
1934/02/12
Enclosures/References 
Form of letter 
TL(MIM)
Pieces 
3
BR's address code (if sender) 
Notes, topics or text 

Dora writes re continuing Beacon Hill School, "I should like to set out what is my view of the position in regard to John and Kate's education: first of all, I do think that if this school goes on, as we now expect it to do, probably in newly built modern premises, there is no really sound reason for their leaving it, as we are confident that our older group will develop when we have better facilities."

Dora lays out her objections to Dartington for BR. Regarding the problem she feels Dartington will bring in later adolescence, she writes, "... I think the children may be under some strain, for boys and girls will be living at close quarters; while the general tone of the school will be against actual sexual encounters.... I think John and Kate will need care in adolescence, as they are both of them of rather indeterminate sex, and certain circumstances might tip them into actual or psychological abnormality. I personally would very much prefer to be able to make some sort of home for them in the years when they are passing examinations and arriving at sexual awakening, so that I could help relieve strain and really know what was going on."

Dora expresses a desire to see St. Christopher's and states that she does not feel Dartington is preparing children for the modern world.

Filed 

Divorce Bundle, 205-7

Published 
Russell letter no. 
Permission 
Everyone
Thread 
Reel no. 
Frame no. 
Record no. 
115872
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Record last modified 2015/11/11
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