Item 40 - Letter from Sophie Weisse to Elizabeth Trevelyan

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Letter from Sophie Weisse to Elizabeth Trevelyan


  • 21 Apr 1910 (Creation)

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White House, North Queen's Ferry, Fife. - Is very grateful for Bessie's letter, which was most reassuring; it 'darkens life' when Donald [Tovey] is 'filled with anger and grievances against anybody or anything' and she feels it is dangerous to his health. So glad he is well again and 'going through operas'; thinks Bessie is fortunate as she hears 'so little music' that interests her at the moment. The situation with the Classical Concert Committee seems 'purely absurd, and full of peril'; Mr [Edward] Speyer is not well enough, and has been 'the most true and disinterested lover of music all along'; has seen nothing of the Speyers for a long time. Finds her sister well and 'much interested in her work' and is about to return south; will telegraph her next address and hopes to hear Donald is well; asks Bessie to thank him for sending the letters. Hopes Julian will get stronger each week. A postscript notes that she will probably have to go to Folkestone 'to keep the Mumps off my little nephew [Archie?]'.

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