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BRACERS Record Detail

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Collection code 
RA3
Class no. 
Recent acquisition no. 
69
Document no. 
.000126
Box no. 
2.54
Source if not BR 

Texas, U. of, HRC

Recipient(s) 
Morrell, Ottoline
Sender(s) 
BR
Date 
1911/06/24*
Enclosures/References 
Form of letter 
ALS(M)
Pieces 
1E
BR's address code (if sender) 
TC
Notes, topics or text 

"I am getting on with my book. Would you like to see what exists, still rough, and going to be improved? or shall I wait till it is in a more final shape? As I am not to deal with either religion or morals, I have had to confine myself to topics of which the interest is purely and exclusively intellectual. Thus there is not much scope for much that might otherwise be said.

Dickinson tells me I am beginning to say this is the best of all possible worlds! I must throw in some biting pessimism or he will suspect. He also said "of course one might say you were religious, as Lady Ottoline does". So I opined that Lady Ottoline might be in the right, at least this once. Nobody used to talk of you to me before, and now they all do—it is very odd.

Carlyle's letters, which I have nearly finished, are a great interest. I think he is the best prose writer of the nineteenth century—there is no one like him.—Goodbye my darling. I do hope you are getting rested. I long for you my dearest. This is a long time, but tomorrow morning half of it will be over. I can come Wednesday night, reaching Henly 8.22, if you won't be too tired. Let me know about it when you can. Beloved, I do hunger for you. Your B.

Filed 
Published 
Russell letter no. 
Permission 
Everyone
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Record no. 
17205
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Record last modified 2020/04/08
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