Item 19 - Letter from Edwin Montagu to Venetia Stanley

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MONT II/B/1/19


Letter from Edwin Montagu to Venetia Stanley


  • 22 Sept. 1911 (Creation)

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India Office, London.—Refers humorously to her ill health. His holiday at Inverness was ‘all right’, but a contrast to his memorable visit to Archerfield. Makes arrangements for visiting Penrhôs.

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      India Office, Whitehall, S.W.

      Dear Miss Stanley

      How very jolly it is to see your handwriting, and although to normal people your ill health would be a subject for condolences your well known joy in a rare illness makes me chary of offering them.

      The Inverness time was all right except that after Archerfield which I left full of memories culminating in that of the P.M. and Birrell playing musical chairs everything was a trifle different.

      As regards Penrhos may I come on Friday 20th till the following Monday or Tuesday or will that be too late.

      I fear everything else in October is full up.

      I must leave off now as the messengers are clamouring for an Indian mail but I hope to find some excuse for puzzling you with caligraphic problems before long. I have had my first letter from Elizabeth {1}—it was fun.

      I suppose you are still with Pauls and Jonahs somewhere—I’ve lost sight of my Bluetooth somewhere!

      Edwin S. Montagu


      Black-edged paper.

      {1} Elizabeth Asquith?

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