46914

BRACERS Record Detail

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Collection code 
RA1
Class no. 
730
Document no. 
.079963
Box no. 
6.27
Source if not BR 
Recipient(s) 
BR
Sender(s) 
Russell, Frank
Russell, Mary Annette ("Elizabeth")
Date 
1918/05/19
Enclosures/References 
Form of letter 
ALS
Pieces 
1
BR's address code (if sender) 
Notes, topics or text 

Frank's earlier extant letter bears no roman numeral, but it is presumably number I.

There is a long addition in Elizabeth Russell's hand, dated 20 May.

A transcription with carbon was made: documents .079964 and .079964a, both are described in record 116560.

The letter contains a message from Rinder (document .079963a, record 119545). Her message contains messages from A.N. and Evelyn Whitehead and Charles Trevelyan. The following people seem to have communicated through Rinder rather than directly to Frank: Wildon Carr, Helen Dudley, Miss Smith. The first two concern materials (books, magazines) that they are sending to Russell. Lydia Smith sends her love and will get Russell a painting of Box Hill if wanted.

Clifford Allen writes cheerfully and sends his love. "P. is looking forward to seeing you as are many other people. J.B. [Joan Beauchamp] has lots of books and spends her time in a green grass plot." ("P." is apparently Constance Malleson [see below for her upcoming visit].)

Re the Maurice affair, dealt with in Parliament, about reduced troop levels at the Western front. Violet Tillard sends a greeting from Guildford N.C.F.

In Elizabeth's section of the letter she describes Colette's (i.e. Constance Malleson's) problems in getting to Brixton to see Russell because of her theatre commitments. She is described as "very cheerful and determined to get to you somehow on her day, but it may be utterly impossible."

Filed 
Published 
Russell letter no. 
0978 ROMAN II
Permission 
Everyone
Thread 
Reel no. 
Frame no. 
Record no. 
46914
Record created 2014/10/09
Record last modified 2019/04/24
Created/last modified by duncana