Item 8 - Letter from Edwin Montagu to Venetia Stanley

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MONT II/B/1/8

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Letter from Edwin Montagu to Venetia Stanley

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  • 30 Dec. 1910 (Creation)

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White Slea House, Hickling.—Is engaged till the opening of Parliament, but would like to see her afterwards. Discusses his visit to Archerfield.

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This is a reply to A1/8.

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TRANSCRIPTS:

Dec. 30 1910.
White Slea Lodge | Hickling | Norwich

Dear Miss Stanley

Alas I am engaged right up to the opening of Parliament but I’ll propose myself after that if I may.

Thank you for asking me, I should so like to come before— oh well before the flood. As regards Archerfield I loved it. I was not asked ever to do anything and I just mooned about with my very pregnant thoughts. I’m contemplating all sorts of things and have heaps to think of!

The Prime was more perfect than ever; Elizabeth condescending; Cys the best of all men and Mrs Asquith I enjoyed muchly. She tells me Violet’s faults and I tell her the P.M.’s virtues and we get on well. I dont think I like Sredgar

Yrs
Edwin S. Montagu

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