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BRACERS Record Detail

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Collection code 
RA3
Class no. 
Recent acquisition no. 
69
Document no. 
.000123
Box no. 
2.54
Source if not BR 

Texas, U. of, HRC

Recipient(s) 
Morrell, Ottoline
Sender(s) 
BR
Date 
1911/06/21*
Enclosures/References 
Form of letter 
ALS(M)
Pieces 
3E
BR's address code (if sender) 
TC
Notes, topics or text 

"Morning" "I have just been having a talk with Mrs Whitehead—she was not as alarming as I had thought she would be, though she was rather alarmed. It appears for all Mrs. Whitehead did and for all my comedy, Jane still believes there is somebody. Her behaviour has not been all one had a right to expect. Mrs. Whitehead has seen Roger, and finds him thoroughly friendly both to you and me, but hurt through his caring for you. So you will have to be kind to him, I think. He says the Stephens know, but not from him; that Virginia is the dominant one among them, and that he impressed upon her, so that she believed it, that she must avoid even the slightest joke or gossip; the argument which he thought impressed her was that it [may] prevent my doing any more work. He seems to have repeated to them and Mrs. Whitehead, as his sentiments, all that anybody could say against casual gossip. Evidently we were wrong about Vanessa; also evidently the real source of the trouble is his being hurt in his affection for you. This fits it all together, and makes it less bad. Mrs. Whitehead thinks the Smiths may still let out the truth, on the ground that they must protect innocent women wrongly suspected."

Wed. nite. Had Whiteheads and Goldie [Lowes Dickinson] for dinner—"very pleasant".

"I have been reading Whitehead's Shilling Shocker, [Introduction to Mathematics] which is absolutely masterly—quite astonishingly good."

[Jane Harrison, Roger Fry, Vanessa Bell are all discussed in the letter.]

Filed 
Published 
Russell letter no. 
Permission 
Everyone
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Record last modified 2020/04/08
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