Item 49 - Letter from Mary C Malvin to Nora Sidgwick

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Letter from Mary C Malvin to Nora Sidgwick


  • 28 Nov 1905 (Creation)

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2 docs (1 letter and one MS note) with envelope.

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Hopes that the letter will arrive in time to greet Nora on her return. Thanks her for writing to her to tell her how she was and what she was doing. States that she has just been looking out Ewhurst on a map, and observes that it is close to Leith Hill, which they have been told they should climb when they are at Tadworth, as the view from it is so good. Adds that they are not going there until the end of July, but that her mother and she are going away to Marlborough for a shorter visit on the following Thursday. Reports on her own health, and that she has of late been suffering from fatigue. Claims that the plot of her tale 'has come clearer...', but that she has not worked very hard on it. Reports also that E[alie] Slinger has been ill for some time, but that she gets up on her couch for a few hours daily, and has taken to writing letters with her left hand. States that she has at last found out about Dr Dale's school. Explains that her brother at Rochester knows a Miss Dale there whose father had the school [in Blackheath] some years previously. Believes that it was a private school for boys, but adds that she is 'judging solely from its character under a later master - a Mr Valentine who succeeded Dr Dale....' Offers to find out more details for Nora. Adds that Miss Hodgetts was married on 26 June 'to a Mr Sweeny'. Accompanied by an envelope addressed to Nora at Newnham Collgege, with MS note: 're Dr Dale's school'.

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