BRACERS Record Detail for 116301
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Dora requests a meeting with the trustees. "I have been waiting to put forward points until the financial question of alimony has settled, but this is not done with yet, although it has been going on since last September. Since then I have been receiving doles on account, and pending proceedings, that amount to about half the alimony due at the original agreed rate." Dora wonders how she can be expected to care for her children under these circumstances.
She wishes to alter the holiday periods, as the children's clothes need to be examined, at the end of the term. "I adhere persistently ... that they should leave Dartington. Their timetables are already being arranged for them to do the school credit in exams, and not in regard to the things that they might be learning. John shows increasingly signs of the bad effect of the place, combined with the emotional strain he is undoubtedly feeling. There is no doubt where Kate stands. She has no wish to hurt anyone, but any arrangement by which she could get a more continuous life with me than she has at present would make her happier. The children and I have a real friendship for one another, not at all like a parent and child relation."
Dora believes that the staff at Telegraph House numbers 5 or 6 persons for 2 people.