Item 60 - Letter from Sylvia Pankhurst to Emmeline Pethick-Lawrence

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PETH/9/60

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Letter from Sylvia Pankhurst to Emmeline Pethick-Lawrence

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  • [c. 3 Dec. 1927] (Creation)

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(Royal Free Hospital, Hampstead.)—Thanks her for helping to arrange for the safe birth of her son.

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Dearest Emmeline,

I am only allowed to write to Silvio so slip in a note for you to sign.

Yes dear friend he is a fine healthy beautiful Child perfect in every way. Yet I am told if I had not come here {1} when I did I should not have brought him out alive. And that I could not have done so without Lady Barretts help in the nick of time as it was.

So dear it seems I owe him to you and Silvio {1}–You first and through all.

Thanks thanks and love.

Till Friday

Sylvia.

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This letter was evidently written shortly after the birth of Sylvia Pankhurst’s son Richard on 3 December 1927. A few of the words are indistinct.

{1} The reference is to the Royal Free Hospital in Hampstead, where Lady Barrett was a consultant surgeon. See PETH 9/61.

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