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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
Reference CodeRI/1/132
LevelItem
TitleW.B. Richmond, Beavor, to Ernest Richmond
Date12 Dec 1918
Extent & Medium1 piece
Content DescriptionHe 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 CharacteristicsThree pieces held together by nasty sticky tape.