BRACERS Record Detail
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Re Russell divorce.
Document is BR's autobiographical affidavit, presented by Coward, Chance & Co. The paragraphs are numbered.
BR mentions his meeting Dora, and dissolution of his first marriage, and also that John and Kate Russell are he and Dora's only children.
BR details the events of his marriage, discussing Dora's infidelities and outlining his encounter, and gradual affair, with Patricia Spence.
He first heard of Dora committing adultery in 1926, with the act occurring in 1924. However, he chose to forgive her and took no action against it. "Next year, however, in 1927, there began a series of differences between us which from the beginning in my opinion made further successful married life impossible, and which finally led to my leaving her in April 1932. I should have taken this step earlier, but for two reasons: first, I was most anxious for the sake of the children that our joint household should not be broken up while even the remotest chance of its continuance existed; second, I was very anxious for the success of Beacon Hill School, a school for small children which Dora and I had started near Petersfield in 1927."
BR outlines his visit to Beacon Hill School in February 1934, stating that the school was disgustingly dirty and insanitary.
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