Item 33 - Letter from E. M. Forster to Elizabeth Trevelyan

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Letter from E. M. Forster to Elizabeth Trevelyan


  • 21 Aug 194[0?] (Creation)

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As from W[est] H[ackhurst]. - Lalla [Vandervelde?] - 'for so I understand her to be styled by her gentleman friends' - is not one of his 'most intimate intimates': has only met her twice, each time for no more than an hour. However, they get on well; 'she makes a nice change after so much British monotone', and she 'sends, or tries to send, the Maurons sardines via Portugal'. Is meeting her at Mrs [Olive?] Heseltine's on Monday, as Bessie may have heard, and hopes something else may be arranged. His mother's 'enthusiasm is a little dazzling: she might find the glitter too dazzling'. Will ring Bessie up, or write again.

Hopes they are all getting on well. Has had an 'out-of-the-way pleasant time lately, culminating in the 8th symphony by accident last night'.

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