GB/0397 Royal Academy of Arts Archive.
| |RI W.B. Richmond papers 1858-1921
| |RI/1 Letters from William Blake Richmond to members of his family 1858-1921
| ||>RI/1/132 W.B. Richmond, Beavor, to Ernest Richmond 12 Dec 1918|
|Title||W.B. Richmond, Beavor, to Ernest Richmond|
|Date||12 Dec 1918|
|Extent & Medium||1 piece|
|Content Description||He was glad to hear of the East, which still has a grip on him. Rails against British politics, naming Asquith and Lloyd-George. Stresses the need to know the language of the Eastern peoples in order to understand their real nature.|
The armistice was signed too soon. He suspects that the German war debt will be managed away by a few financiers so as not to injure German trade. The Germans should not now be regarded as part of the civilised world. Hubert Parry's death was a blow, ending fifty years of friendship, which he then discusses.
Family news: Muriel is well, of Checco he never hears, Arthur writes twice a year and is far better, Helen laeds a "dogs life" but never complains, Edith has fallen to melancholia, Inglis he never hears from, but leads a life of egotism.
Edith Finch was a great success at Leighton House. She is now in the school of recitation. Margaret Wrightson has completed a fine design for a war monumental.
|Physical Characteristics||Three pieces held together by nasty sticky tape.|