17196

BRACERS Record Detail

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Collection code 
RA3
Class no. 
Recent acquisition no. 
69
Document no. 
.000119
Box no. 
2.54
Source if not BR 

Texas, U. of, HRC

Recipient(s) 
Morrell, Ottoline
Sender(s) 
BR
Date 
1911/06/18*
Enclosures/References 
Form of letter 
ALS(M)
Pieces 
1E
BR's address code (if sender) 
SDS
Notes, topics or text 

"It has been peaceful here, Bob reading me his poems as usual—they are of no value but I don't tell him so, as I don't think he could do anything better. We went a long walk with a bathe in the middle this afternoon—it was very beautiful. But Bob was a bit of a bore. Their little boy is called Julian, which causes confusion in my mind. He is a nice child, I always rather enjoy people who have children—if possible—nice children are so extraordinarily lovable. Bob and Bessy are happy together, though Bob would not make any woman happy who wasn't a saint—he is so very selfish and oblivious of others. All the same I have a great affection for him. He has an odd placid existence with his books—no temptations or storms or upsets—only the half-faced knowledge that his is no good. He is oddly literary—he never approaches any feeling directly, but always through what the poets have said about it. I half despise his life, yet I find it restful, and I have often enjoyed the holiday from real things. At present I don't need that, so my visit is less enjoyable than some previous ones."

Sunday night

Filed 
Published 
Russell letter no. 
Permission 
Everyone
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Reel no. 
Frame no. 
Record no. 
17196
Record created 2014/05/20
Record last modified 2020/04/08
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