Item 99 - Letter from Venetia Stanley to Edwin Montagu

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MONT II/A/1/99


Letter from Venetia Stanley to Edwin Montagu


  • Mar. or Apr. 1913 (Creation)

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18 Mansfield Street, Portland Place, W.—Invites him to dinner. She wants to talk to him about Whitsuntide at Penrhôs. Has heard that he has moved into his house.



18 Mansfield Street, Portland Place, W.

Will you dine here on Thursday or Friday? I’ll tell you what you will get both evenings so that you can choose which appears most promising or reject them both. Friday Violet and I thought it would be fun to go to “Diplomacy” {1} which is said to be good, and Thursday its merely to play bridge here. 8.15.

I rather want to talk to you about Whitsuntide {2} and the grebes and Penrhôs.

Geoffrey, whom I saw at a ball, tells me you have moved into your house, but I’ve forgotten your number.



{1} An English adaptation of a play by Sardou, first produced in 1878, and revived on 26 March 1913 at Wyndham’s Theatre, where it ran until 18 April 1914. It then transferred to the Prince of Wales’ Theatre for a short run from 20 April to 9 May.

{2} Whit Sunday fell on 11 May.

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