Item 94 - Letter from Venetia Stanley to Edwin Montagu

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MONT II/A/1/94


Letter from Venetia Stanley to Edwin Montagu


  • 8 Oct. 1913 (Creation)

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Alderley Park, Chelford, Cheshire.—Suggests arrangements for meeting in London. Is going to Kimpton Lodge to stay with Sylvia. Asks whether he enjoyed himself on the yacht. She wishes she had been there instead of with Claud Russell. Is preparing for the annual acting. Asks about his shooting-party with Geoffrey and Bongie.



Alderley Park, Chelford, Cheshire
Oct 8th 1913

I am so glad you are going to be in London next week. It will be great fun seeing you again. Will you come to tea Monday, by that I mean any time between 4.30 and 6.30, or Tuesday {1}. I wonder if you would send me a line to Kimpton Lodge, Andover, Hants, where I go Friday {2} to stay with Sylvia. I have such a mass of fairly boring things to fit in like dentists and clothes that I dont want the things I want to do to clash with them.

Was the yacht fun? Its my favorite† place, I wish I had been there with you and the Prime instead of with Claud Russell.

I am feeling quite alone here now and have been since I left Penrhos on Monday {3}. I was wretched the first day and nearly came straight up to London, but now I am quite happy. Fortunately rather busy, with the preparations for our annual acting. I hunted this morning at 6.A.M. and was soaked and blown to bits and am consequently very sleepy.

Was your shooting party with Geoffrey and Bongie fun? I’ve given up Bongie as a friend so therefore hear no news!

I am in London till Thursday or Friday {4}, and quite excited about it.

Longing to see you



{1} 13th or 14th.

{2} 10th.

{3} 6th.

{4} 16th or 17th.

† Sic.

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