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"4 p.m. in haste My Darling—your note on plans has just come."
Camb. 4 p.m. in haste
My Darling —
Your note on plans2 has just come. I sent two letters to Studland,3 which will miss you. They told you that my visit to the Dr.4 was wholly satisfactory. I find the Whiteheads are certainly at Marlborough.5 I am available all Friday, and Monday from 12 onwards. I saw a charming but rather expensive cottage, Cheyne Cottage, Cheyne Row.6 Have a look at it if you can. Two sitting rooms, two bedrooms, one bathroom — servant sleep out. Furnished, unfortunately, but rather nicely. Worth thinking of. Will be available in 3 months if not sooner, and can be had 3 months at a time.
I had not time to examine anything else. Restaurant near, which would send in a meal.
If you do care to come here Monday in spite of the time being short, I could catch the 12.20 at St. Pancras7 if you would meet me in the train. But perhaps a less hurried day would be better for Cambridge, and Monday we could stay in London.
- 1. Lady Ottoline Morrell (1873–1938), Bloomsbury hostess, patron of the arts and artists, and object of literary caricature by D.H. Lawrence and Aldous Huxley. Born a Cavendish-Bentinck, she was the half-sister of the sixth Duke of Portland
- 2. Her letter of Thursday morning (record 113388), delivered the same day.
- 3. Letters 17108 and 131528.
- 4. Only letter 131528 related the satisfying news that Bertie’s mouth was free of cancer.
- 5. Alfred North (1861–1947) and Evelyn (1866–1961) Whitehead. He and Bertie were still at work on Principia Mathematica, of which the first volume had been published. Evelyn advised Bertie on keeping his affaire with Ottoline discreet. The Whiteheads had a country home at Lockeridge, near Marlborough in Wiltshire.
- 6. It was close by Cheyne Walk, where Bertie and Alys lived in 1902–05.
- 7. The King’s Cross terminus of the rail line to Cambridge and a tube stop.
- 8. They planned to meet at the British Museum at 11:35 that morning (28 April). Contrary to SLBR 1: 350, this was their next meeting after Studland.
- 9. Edited by K. Blackwell 2017/04/27. Verified twice with colour scan of original: K. Blackwell 2017/04/23.
Transcribed AW 2014/10/27. TS Checked AW 2014/11/06. Proofed BW 2014/11/07. Exp AW 2014/11/13.
Record last modified 2018/01/26
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