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Re Viscount Amberley.
Proud writes that he's heard from Dora, and that John Russell is at Carn Voel. He states that Dora is shocked that the three children will not be visiting him.
Proud quotes Dora's letter: "'John's behaviour with the girls and his social behaviour is both correct and almost normal; apart from an air of absentmindedness and some times when one hears him talk to himself, one would never think there was anything wrong with him at all. The local people here would all say that John is perfectly all right. Only I know from these written outpouring about the fantasies—we all have something like them but we are able to keep them down. They are never communicated orally by John.... There is absolutely no reason why the girls should not visit him. They are quite aware that he is mentally ill, they manage him well, they do him good and they really love him—are among the few people who do. It is cruel to deprive him of occasional visits."
He states that Dora, therefore, will not agree to deferring visits and will be in London on Monday.
Enclosed with document .101734, record 116649.
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