- [late July 1939]
93, High Street, Knaphill, Woking. - Bessie's letter arrived just in time: would have started for Norwich tomorrow if had not come. The description of the doctor [Karl Bluth] sounds much like that of Adolf Schott, her doctor at Nauheim for 'some years after his justly very famous father [Theodor Schott?] died' and has now come to practise in Wimpole Street.; he is 'quite a good doctor' and studied every winter in Vienna and she thinks London, but she feels 'more Arisch [Aryan] of late' and has had some good spells at a nursing home in Nauheim. Has sometimes wondered whether Donald [Tovey] has diabetes; thinks probably not and the two 'very distinguished doctors in Bath were right'. Repeats the story she heard from a lady musician, who used to live in Vienna, last Saturday about Brahms 'longing' to hear Donald before he died. Sorry to say that when she saw the Hedenham doctor [Corbett] she 'burst into peals of laughter'; Bessie's letter gives her hope they will 'get a move on now'; she 'must certainly see [Dr Bluth]'.