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26 March 1874 10 Belgrave Terrace My dear Grandmama, My dolls have given me great amusement you were very good to get them done for me. We are very happy here. We like our riding lessons very much. We went to a Circus yesterday we saw a horse march in time to the music it was very pretty. I shall like to be with you in London. Juliette is very nice. We are very well how are you? Maurice and I send love to Grandpapa and Auntie Ada. From your affectionate grandchild Gertrude M L Bell. 12 July 1874. Red Barns Coatham, Redcar. My dearest Papa, On Friday we went on the sands, and dug a hole and let the water run in and after we went along a little way and saw a fisherman cleaning out his boat, there were some boys and they had a pretty little boat, it had sails and a little rudder. Miss Ogle asked one of the boys to show Maurice how it sailed, he did so. It sailed very prettily, the old man said to the boy, come and work or I will break the boat all to pieces, th . . .
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20 June Red Barns Coatham, Redcar My dear Papa Is it not a pity that the raven is dead? Three lily leaves are above the water. It is beautiful weather and I am going to bathe with Auntie Florence. I shall be very glad when Rounton is built. Maurice and I send our love from your loving Gertrude. 9 April 10 Belgrave Terrace My dear Papa. I like the riding very much I see the primroses in the hedges and I am learning to rise in my stirrups. One day we went for a drive with the maids and gathered lots of primroses. We shall be very glad to see you again and hope it will be as fine as it is now. Shall we have some Easter eggs? I should like Ambrose to come very much. We are now going out for a walk with Mahoo. Maurice and I send best love and many kisses to you. ever your loving child Gertrude (the children are both quite well. M.H.) 13 February Red Barns Coatham, Redcar. My dear Papa. I would like to go to Torquay very much as I hope to find some pretty flo . . .
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12 April 1877 Dear dear Mammy I am very very sorry you cannot come home. We are having great fun with the little Johnsons. I think I will know my piece, what piece shall I have next. I was so sorry I did not write you a long letter yesterday so I wrote a long letter today. Cootle is such a pet I can not say any more the tea is just ready. I send love to Papa and all I am dear dear dear Mamy your loving Gertrude Dear dear Mamy. The Johnson's are here because of the new baby I was dragging Kootle in the cart all this morning because she had no goloshes on. We picked some flowers and put them in water this afternoon. We get on very well with nurse. I put Walter and the Becoo to bed last night. I mean to say that I folded up their clothes and took them off Yates gave them their bath Kootle did not slepe here and before they went to slepe I gave them each a piece of sugar and a biscuit. It is so fine today. Maurice and I send love to everybody. From your lovin . . .
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My dear Mammy We are having such fun here on wednesday we had a bran pie and we acted a charade wich went off very well and then a jew came who was uncle Tom and gave us lots of presents on the day we came we went to a bran pie. Yesterday we went into Leeds and we went to the Philosophical Hall Auntie Kate left us thier all by ourselves then we went and saw the diorama. I keep my diary still. We all send our love. From your loving child Gertrude. (11 January 1878) My dearest Mother I am so glad you and your boy are well. I am not a bit sorry it is a boy. I shall be so glad when I see him. How do you like your nurse. Have you found a name for your table. What a pity poor baby's clothes will not fit him. I send my present to him. Nurse made it and she says that if you like it she will make you more if you will send some wool. I have got a room to my self. Give my love to the baby tell him I am longing to see him. Miss Klug sends her love to you and to him . . .
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22 February 1888 Lady Margaret Hall Oxford Dearest Mother. I am sending you a pathetic little note from Maurice to read. Send it me back please and don't tell him you have seen it. I have written him several long letters but I rather thin he wants a good many from everybody. He is the very sweetest boy I do think. What it is that the boys from the Shops have stolen I can't make out but I don't think from Maurice's cheerful tone that he can miss it much. We had a merry tea at Lionel Teale's[?] on Monday - Mary and I, the ...... and Mrs Talbot, Horace, Uncle Tom and Bob C....... We all pounded down through inches of mud to the boats and though there was a ripping east wind we seemed rather to enjoy ourselves. Uncle Tom was very friendly and pleasant. I lunched with him in Horace's rooms on Sunday and he talked to us very amusing and instructively and seemed amused himself. He certainly is a very able person. He knew the Warden and was glad to meet him on Monda . . .
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12 February 1890 95 Sloane Street SW Dearest Mother. It has been so deliciously fine today. Auntie Bessie and I went to 84 Piccadilly and walked home. Lady Humphrey looks rather ill. Very weak still. Met Lord Carlisle in Piccadilly who stopped and said "Oh HOW do you do?" and then of course had nothing more to say. So I told him I was going to the Russells' where he said we should probably meet and then we went our ways. It is so foolish of people to stop and talk in the street - one only does it out of surprise. This afternoon I walked to Queen St where I found their house all shut up, so I went on to Harley St to see about the magazine, sending Lizzie back in an omnibus; then Miss Croudace gave me tickets for a soiree at the Old Water Colours this evening, but you see I have no one to take me so I can't go. I don't think it would have amused me, unless you had been there. Then I went to call on Mrs Green and found her out, so I came home. London feels so del . . .
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1 February 1891 Red Barns Coatham Redcar. Dearest Mother. I gather that you have written to Lady Pease. The little girls are not very much disappointed. I WAS delighted with Mrs Head's letter! The vision of her walking among the leaves of Chamber C....... is too charming, but I don't think a bonne mouche sounds nice-it suggests to me a sort of blue bottle pie. We had an amusing cooking lesson yesterday. We made little tarts and an orange pudding - very good. It was very nearly an orange and crocodile pudding for a piece of half burnt crocodile skin fell down the chimney into the saucepan while Molly was stirring it and was only discovered by Miss Mossop when the pudding was almost finished. Of course we had to begin over again. How the crocodile got up the chimney I can't say. I am thinking of having it swept in case there should be any more lurking in its depths. Papa came home at 3 yesterday afternoon and found us just preparing to go out. We strolled rou . . .
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<D(April 1893)>Weimar Tuesday. My dear Miss Thomson. I have felt rather worried at having put all the bother of my history lessons on your shoulders. You must have come to the end of Elsa's syllabus and after much thought I have decided to send you Bright and the date book which as it is very full and good will serve you for further syllabus. You see I have not got Macaulay with me and even if I had I don't suppose I could do anything better than Ransome has done. It's all straightforward history with no theories about it after the accession of William so that I don't see that an outline of my own would be of much use to you. I do hope this plan will suit you and I am so sorry for giving you so much trouble! It's very amusing here - Maurice and I are just off to the opera so I must quickly put on a hat. Ever yours affectionately, Gertrude Bell. Avignon Thursday<D20 (May 1893)>My dear Grandmamma, The Pont du Gard sends you a little piece of thyme to remind you of y . . .
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2 November (1895) Red Barns Coatham, Redcar Dearest Mother. The book is in your boots, says Mary, you snow boots. she packed everything together. This check is no good for Joseph Wray is dead and unable to sign it. Mary gave Mrs Wray the money so will you send a cheque for 1.0.3 to her. We are all going to Rounton this afternoon - thank you for the two novels. Papa is sending back A. Hope and I expect there will be more to send on Monday. When you have finished Renan you might take it to the L.L. as it will save postage - there is no sort of hurry, only I mean I don't want it any more. Give my love to Mrs Ward and Dorothy - I wonder how Arnold is prospering at Oxford. Please tell Elsa I was much interested by her account of Q.C. I thought the history questions rather nice - I think I should have done the one about Will III and Cromwell if I had been they, it was the easiest. Your affectionate daughter Gertrude. (May 1895) Red Barns, Coatham, Redcar. Dearest . . .
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(5 Feb 1896) Red Barns Coatham, Redcar Dearest Mother, Mrs Wray appeared with the enclosed as soon as you were gone and wished to be paid at once. However we sent her away with an evasive answer. We have had our aged friend to tea and we are now all sitting in Elsa's room. She seems particularly cheerful. You never told me what to do with the Liberty patterns. Hoggard doesn't seem inclined to send the photographs today but perhaps he will. Your affectionate daughter Gertrude (6 February 1896) Red Barns Coatham Redcar. Dearest Mother. I am so sorry about your tooth! I hope it is out and that you feel none the worse. Will you please tell Grandmamma that Lizzie and I arrive tomorrow at 5. I have told Caroline I will dine with her on Saturday and Flora has asked me to lunch on Sunday which I have agreed to do. When next you go to Clarence, will you go and see Mrs Widow Clark (Marton St); her boy is very ill I'm afraid. I have been to see him twice. Also, Aunt Fl . . .
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York (6 January 1897) Dearest Mother, I have just finished Barrie's[?] delicious book - to my great sorrow- It is a charming little work - the only pity of it is that she could not read it! I looked out for Papa at Middlesbrough, but he did not come so I suppose he was busy. I hope you are having a quiet morning and resting. As for me, I can't conceive what I am doing in this station, nor why I am going away. It's too silly. I wish I were stopping quietly at home. All sorts of smart people on this platform! One begins to realize what the world is like when one gets to York, doesn't one. Never mind, I'll be smart too presently! I am so glad you are coming on Monday. Ever your affectionate daughter Gertrude 12 January (1897) British Embassy Dearest Mother, I had the most superlatively comfortable journey. I was by myself all the way from Victoria to Berlin - even a cabin to myself. It was rather rough, but I was not at all ill. Gerald met me and asked me if I ha . . .
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Thursday Spean Bridge (5 August 1898) Dearest Mother, I had not time to write to you this afternoon as I was in Fort William with Papa till nearly post time. Everything seems to be settling down - we have found four ....... in Fort W. and there appear to be no difficulties to deal with. We have also found a room for Lisa at the signal man's, after hunting all the village over in the rain! 5/ a week - I don't think that includes breakfast and I'll hire a bath for her at Fort W. I hope you won't knock yourself up. It must be tiring for you though you say it isn't. It must be terribly sad at Sloane St. I do hope it won't last very long. We shall be awfully glad when you rejoin your family. If only we have nice weather for your arrival. It is cold and rains a great deal. Still one doesn't seem to mind much. The house is very comfy. Love to Aunt Bessie and Sophie. Ever your very affectionate daughter Gertrude Blarour Saturday (6 August 1898) My dearest Mother. . . .
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Friday 95 Sloane Street<D (January 1899?)>Dearest Mother, I went to Pillischer and he said he knew exactly what Papa liked, only he did not happen to have it in stock. He also said if it was to be ready by Xmas he must order it tomorrow and the price with the lettering is 27/6d. It's in ivory. So unless you telegraph tomorrow that is ordered. I had a very agreeable dinner with the Tyrrells yesterday - Flora, Mr Beaumont, some Austrians, Mr Somers Coxe etc. After dinner more people came and they made music. Mr S. C. does play the cello so well; we invited him to come and play with you! He is quite nice. This morning I skated since when I have been shopping; I dine with the Russells en famille. Mr Ritchie came to see me yesterday; he had been seeing George Curzon off and was very sad, poor dear! I DO think it's a pity he could not go. Will you please tell Elsa that the Dic. of Quotations is 21/ so we had better all give it to Papa. It looks delightful. I won . . .
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<D1 Jan 1900> Jerusalem. Beloved Mother. The posts have all been thrown out owing to the removal of the quarantine and no one seems to know when letters will leave nor when they will arrive-except that they probably won't leave and certainly will arrive late. I only got Papa's letter about Grandpapa on Saturday and after thinking things over, I telegraphed to him today so that I might feel that he was not coming out against his better judgement for my sake, which he is quite capable of doing. I have not yet received his answer, but I hope from his silence that Grandpapa is better. Anyhow I want him to be quite unbiassed by considerations about me; I am truly quite happy here and though I hope he will be able to come, I daresay it would be good for me if I had to stick to my Arabic, which does not progress at all fast. I feel rather anxious about Grandpapa and shall be most glad of news. It would be the greatest pity if Papa were not able to come away and have a holiday, which I' . . .
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Wednesday (18 September 1901) Dearest Mother, I arrived at midnight yesterday, after a shocking crossing - I was very ill too! - and was delighted to find your letter and p.c. Everything was most comfy and Mrs Webber came today, but I need scarcely say that the house is full of painters! I have telegraphed to the Stanleys to ask if they will have me tomorrow. Mr Tyrrell, with whom I lunched today, says that they certainly will. I go to the Pollocks on Monday, vide enclosed. I WISH Father would join me at Minstead and come with me to the Ps! Tell him, if he would do that we would invite ourselves to the Humphrey Wards, say from next Thursday to Monday. I should so love to go visiting with him. Do try to make him spare a week's jaunt with me. My box has come, but I still seem to have extraordinarily few clothes! I think my green day gown - it's sister in colour to Molly's - might be posted to me to Minstead that I may be fine on Sunday. Also my green necklace, reg . . .
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Mount Carmel Wednesday 26 (March 1902) Dearest Mother, I am now become one of the prophets - at least I make merry in their room so to speak - and it's a very nice room I may add, and I am sitting writing at my own writing table with everything genteel about me. But I will begin where I left off which was at Limasol. The two old Americans proved a great resource. Mr Paton named them Mr Dooley and Mr Hinnessy, and their own names whatever they were could not possibly have been so suitable - oh Mr Hinnessy, by the bye, was called Killalea! you have to be an American to carry off so Paddy a name as that! They were like 2 delightful old maids. They seemed to spend all their time travelling together and most of their travels in playing the Demon against each other for bets of from one to two cents. We taught them Bridge in the evening which they considered a very elegant game. We played unti 11 when I went to bed and they eagerly returned to their patiences. On Tuesd . . .
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2 January 1903 1st Visitor's Camp. Delhi. Dearest Mother, Now I'm going to tell you some of the gossip of the Durbar. It's very curious collecting opinions about Lord Curzon; I'm gradually coming to the conclusion that he is something of a great man, but there is no doubt that he is extremely unpopular. Chiefly among the soldier people. Even Arthur, who is by no means anti Indian, says "Since Lord C's time began the natives have learnt to push you off the pavement." An unfortunate instance occurred quite lately and much capital has been made out of it. A punkah coolie belonging to the 9th Lancers was found dead - of ill treatment they say - and Lord C. incontinently stopped the leave of all the officers. Now there was not a shadow of evidence (so they say) against them. The Duke, as soon as he arrived in Bombay, telegraphed that he wished his Durbar bodyguard to consist of 9th Lancers and they rode in, in great state - with much cheering from the audience, in fron . . .
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Penrhos Sunday (10 January 1904) Dearest Mother, I have written to Father but I will just write you a line too. I stayed in bed till near 12 and then went out for a littel stroll with Aunt Maisie. A delicious day, we walked along the coast - you can't think how charming it all is. But I feel unspeakably slack now, 3 o'clock, I've come up to my room and am going to do no more. Michael Howard has arrived, an odd little fish. He looks all wrong. I don't know what is the matter with him. Please tell Elsa that the photographic things are just what I want. But I wish I wanted to do anything but go to bed! Ever your affectionate daughter Gertrude 11 January Rounton Grange Northallerton (1904) Dearest Father, A line to tell you that I am so glad I'm not an orphan. How you all escaped we can scarcely make out and really when I look at the cars my chief feeling is one of satisfaction at the thought that you got off so easily. I do hope your eye is not bad. I'm afraid . . .
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1 January Rounton Grange Northallerton (1905) Beloved Father, Many many good wishes to you and Mother and Elsa. I do wonder how you are prospering and if it is nice. It is bitter cold here today - freezing and a wind, but yesterday it was delicious, cold but with a bright sun. I spent a most interesting morning with Hanagan with whom Aunt Florence advised me to have a talk. I had to arrange with him about some bulbs and plants which I had brought from Redcar and we then went through the seed list together and settled about the spring order, which must of course be sent off immediately. He would like to see you next time you come that he may ask you whether you wish the metereological observations to be continued. He says they are a great trouble and yield very small results. He is, I must say, a darling and I shall be very well content if you decide to keep him for the present in this position he now holds. I love him and we get on extremely well together - I don't believe we s . . .
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Thursday 95 Sloane Street (6 April 1906) Dearest Mother, I had a very satisfactory interview with Mr Pawling who was exceedingly pleasant. He told me the readers had spoken very favourably of the book and read me one of their reports which was quite good. We talked over illustrations and maps, but did not mention terms. He also gave me a present of a little book on Carthage. I told him I would like to go over the horrible thing again before it went to the printers and carried it off with me. I have sent it to the kind Lisa who is going to read and criticise before I look at it again. Now I must write to America about maps. Do you see my friend the Governor of Syria is disgraced? I have news from Syria direct and I'm very sorry. I am better and I think I might have dined with the Buxtons tonight but Elsa came in and said so firmly that I looked very ill that I said I would not. Miss Lawless came after lunch to see you and stayed some time talking with me. Your a . . .
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Cairo Tuesday January 1 (1907) Dearest Mother, The great event is Hugo's arrival yesterday. He looks well, much better, but he is thin - he looks like someone who had had an illness and is well again. I don't think he is at all tired by the things he does. He is extremely cheerful and full of interesting tales. We talked all the afternoon and he came up into my room and talked, till dinner time. It's quite delightful having him. We dined with the Cromers - Lady C. Lady Valda and I were the only women so I sat on the other side of Lord C and had a quite enchanting talk with him. He is the nicest person in the world, without doubt. He was very eager to know if there was anything I wanted and when I said I wanted to have a good talk with a learned sheikh he was much concerned about it and kept saying to Mr Maskell across the table "Look here Maskell you must find her a good sheikh. Just think who is the best." So they are thinking. The immediate result was that t . . .
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Penrhos, Holyhead. Saturday (April 18, 1908) Dearest Mother, The enclosed from Eugenin. I've said we should be delighted to see her. Mr Baker also is cominq next Saturday. Will you please send Eurgenie a time table. Captain Doughty suggests himself for 2 nights on Wednesday next. It's rather a bore but I can't say anything but DO COME for they were so exceedingly kind to me. He is very nice. Would you please look in my room and on the east window sill you will see a number of stone books. They contain envelopes full of photographs and I should be very grateful if you would send me the contents of the two marked respectively Kara Dagh and Hassan Dagh. I want to show Mr Warre some photographs of domes and discuss them with him. Your very affectionate daughter Gertrude. Most amusing here. The photographs must be posted tomorrow or I shan't get them in time. 95 Sloane Street Wednesday (October 10, 1908) Dearest Mother, We had our first committee meeting this morn . . .
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S.S Equator. Monday night (January 1909) Dearest Mother, One must I suppose sometime have the worst of voyages and I've had one this time that would be hard to beat. It has been cold and stormy all the way, rain and hail and an angry sea. Last night was about as bad as the Mediterranean can be. Happy to say I wasn't ill but as I lay and was tossed backwards and forwards in my berth I wondered how Father was faring and whether he was having similar storms on the Atlantic. The only alleviation was the morning we passed through the Straits of Messina, for we went thorugh them after all. It was lovely weather and as we drew near Sicily, Etna was at his best and smoking half across heaven. Thanks to the glasses I ravished from Father I was able to see all the effects of the earthquake finely. First there was the great lighthouse all twisted and rent; then Pezo, on the Italian side, a heap of ruins; then Messina itself - till you came near it looked as if nothing had h . . .
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Spoleto Sunday. (February 1910) Dearest Mother, You see I have begun my travels and I wonder if there is anyone more supremely contented. I got here at 3 in the afternoon, deposited my luggage at the hotel (in an immense room with a tiled floor) and went out to see the town with the help of an excellent little guide book given me by Delbruck. As it is great festa, things are apt to be shut, so I did not go very far afield, but contented myself with learning the town by heart and knowing where things are for tomorrow. There was indeed enough to satisfy anyone - Roman arches, city gates, a polygonal wall going back to Etruscan times, a heavenly duomo with a Lombard front, a Renaissance porch and frescoes by Filippino Lippi in the apse - and then the delicious little town with steep and narrow streets clmibing up to a splendid 15th century fortress where I sat at sunset and saw the light fade from valleys and close encircling hills. The most interesting churches are outs . . .
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January 5 SS Orenogne Marseille (1911) Dearest Mother, Here I am safely embarked after a very prosperous journey. There were lots of people I knew in the train to Paris, mostly going to Switzerland - the whole Cobham family, Florence Pease and her daughter - and Sir Frank Swettenham came to the station to see me off. It was a cold and a rough crossing. Viollet and his wife came to the Gare de Lyons, found me dining there and stayed till I left. He has just come back from 10 months of Mesopotamia. They are both handsome attractive people; indeed she is very good looking but I should think very stupid. She said almost nothing and referred to when when I asked her anything. My impression is that he has not done very much, at any rate he hasn't done much at Ukheidir for he was only one day there. He confirms my impression that it is early Moslem and he found a mihrab in the place I told him to look for one (a prayer niche) thus showing, as I had conjectured, that that . . .
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95 Sloane Street (7 February 1912) Dearest Mother, The telegram from Herbert came yesterday after I had written to you and just as I was going out, so that I could not add a word of astonishment. I fear they will both of them be a good deal disappointed in the sex of the infant, but anyhow it's a great comfort that it is satisfactorily over and that Elsa is well. I went to see Sylvia this afternoon and found her most flourishing and then I went on to my lecture which was not an encouraging experience. I doubt whether anyone but Ernest Richmond knew what I was talking about, and at the end they all filed out without a word, having indeed nothing to say. I may mention in passing that my part was better done than theirs. I found Moll and Charlie when I came in, and George with them, but as I think they were discussing matters in which I should have been a bad audience I presently left them. I hear on all hands that the Government is in evil care. Somne people anticip . . .
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November 14 SS Lotus (1913) Dearest Mother, It's beautifully sunny, but windy, rather windy. I had a girl in my sleeper who is going out to be married to a man called Shakespeare in Calcutta. I know about his brother; he is a very able man on the Persian Gulf. Her man is in the cavalry. So we made friends this morning. I slept soundly for 9 hours and don't therefore feel at all tired by the journey. This seems a comfortable boat. I have a woman in my cabin but I think I shall presently be able to get a cabin to myself by paying a small supplement - which I shall be so extravagant as to do. It does make such a difference for a whole week! I haven't quite finished Mrs Wharton. It's very good and readable as she always is I think. It was a great solace to me on the way. Also I had a volume of poems by Rupert Brooke which interested me. The man's a poet and sometimes touches a searching string. It was nice to wake up this morning and see the sun shining on the . . .
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Amman January 14 (1914) Dearest Mother, I have got my letters from Damascus and among them yours of the 31st, which was indeed welcome. My troubles are over. I have today permission from the Vali to go where I like. The permission comes just in time for all my plans were laid and I was going to run away tomorrow night. They could not have caught me. However I am now saved the trouble - and amusement! - of this last resource. The delay has had the advantage of giving Fattuh a few days to pick up strength. He looks, and is, much better than when he joined me, but one does recover from typhoid in the twinkling of an eye. Now, I think, he will be able to travel without fatigue. Tomorrow I camp again at Ziza, in order to pick up two rafias - one of the Beni Sakhr and one of the Sherarat who will serve us as guarantors when we meet their tribes, as we probably shall in a few days. I have made the acquaintance of all the leading inhabitants of 'Amman! Today I attended a . . .
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<D 1 January 1915>Boulogne Dearest Mother, A happier New Year! what else can I wish you? Diana and I caught ourselves wondering last night whether the next 31 of Dec. would find us still sitting at our desks here. We saw the New Year in after all - it happened this way. Yesterday morning there debouched in our office Mr Cazalet, who is working with Fabian Ware's unit at the front. It has been arranged - an excellent plan - that we are to keep them carefully supplied with our enquiries and they are to hand over to us all the information they may collect about missing officers, identification of graves etc. We have been longing to get this properly started and for the last week I have spent every evening up to 7.30 getting their full list ready for them - it's rather different from the one we use, for many people about whom we can find out no more here might be heard of at the front. Mr Cazalet brought a tangled bundle of letters and lists from which he had been working, to compar . . .
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Cairo<1 January (1916)>My dearest Mother. A second year of war and I can only wish you, as I wished you last first of January that we may not see another. Never another year like the last, though I wonder if I could choose, whether I would not have it all again, for the wonder it held, and bear the sorrow again. And dearest, not least of the wonder would be your kindness and love, yours and Father's, bless him a thousand times. I can't write of it, but I ask myself what I should have done without it and find no answer. I don't speak of these things now; it's best to keep silence. But you know that they are always in my mind. Where did I leave off in my last letter? You missed last mail and I haven't had a letter from home for a fortnight. I am hoping for a good batch today or tomorrow. I think I posted my last letter at Kom Omba - we went up to Aswan and had a heavenly afternoon ther, the MacMahons, Lord Edward and I. A wonderful place it is. Finally we escap . . .
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January 1 Amarah (1917) Dearest Father, I will begin the New Year before breakfast by writing to you and sending to your and all my dear family all the best of good wishes. I wonder how many of the family are with you and what it is like at home. I must tell you I felt dreadfully depressed on Xmas day thinking of other Xmas days when we were together and used to be so absurdly happy, a long time ago. I hope Maurice has been with you this year. However, I'm a monster of ingratitude to complain, for I have had a very interesting 10 days and enjoyed them. Mr Philby (Acting Revenue Commission) and I left Basrah on his launch on the 22nd, got up to Qurnah in the evening and spent the night with the A.P.O. We were off pretty early next and went up river to Qal'at Salih. It was a delicious warm day and the river was delightful. I don't know why it should be as attractive as it is. The elements of the scene are extremely simple but the combination still makes a wonderful . . .
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Karbala January 3 (1918) Dearest Mother, I'm having a little holiday which is very pleasant and beneficial. I was beginning to feel terribly caged and stale, though I haven't stepped out of the cage very far, or for very long, it's agreeable to be knocking about a tiny corner of the world again. It's a corner so full of associations. So many times I've come over the Baghdad Karbala road after long desert expeditions, with a sense of accomplishment - and at the same time with that curious sense of disappointment which one nearly always feels with the accomplished thing. The best time, I think, was when I came back with the plan of Ukhaidhar in my pocket - the worst when I came up from Arabia. I find myself forever slipping back into a former atmosphere - knowing with my real self that it has all melted away and yet half drugged with the lingering savour of it and chiefly what I miss is the friendly presence of my good Fattuh who smoothed all the way of travel and is . . .
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<January 3 (1919)>Dearest Mother, No mail this week, but on the chance of an outgoing boat I make haste to write you and all of us a good new year. We've had a very gay Xmas - I've been to no less than two parties, at hospitals. The first was on Xmas Day, did I tell you about it? no that, by the way, was a dinner party at the C in C's house. The first hospital party was on the 28th and I distinguished myself by coming out victor at Musical chairs - contra mundum. The second hospital party was on Jan 1 - a ball, I would have yuo know. In the intervals between dances on a stone floor, no small exertion, I nearly died of cold and I did not stay very late. Except for the cold it was quite cheerful. By far more interesting was a lecture given one afternoon last week by Prof. Margoliouth (he's professor of Arabic at Oxford and is out here doing some secretarial work for G.H.Q.) It was the most extraordinary tour de force. He lectured for 50 minutes by the clock on the . . .
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Baghdad January 4 (1920) Dearest Father, This week I have had two helpings of letters from you and Mother, up to Nov 26. It was nice. Also I've herd from Elsa about Herbert's appointment, and rejoice. Poor Aunt Bella! She has made a brave business of life; it is sad that she should have to mark time at the end. I have been away for a week - I'll tell you about that - and somehow absence and idleness and seeing the shaikhs and people outside Baghdad have combined to crystallize my ideas so that I've written Edwin (this is very private) an immense letter about the sort of govt. we ought to set up here and even sent him the rough draft of a constitution. I believe my premises are right though the constitution may be bad enough - it's difficult to make a success of one's first attempt at this sort of job, isn't it. If at home they will accept the premises, the rest will come of itself. At any rate I've done my best both to find out what should be done and to lay it bef . . .
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January 3 Baghdad (1920) Dearest Father, I got back here on Dec 31 to find letters from you and Mother dated Nov 24. I don't suppose anyone ever had parents who are such good correspondents and I can't tell you how I love having all your letters. I'm not very happy about what you say of Elsa's slow recovery. (crossed out sentence) I hope your next letters will give a better account of her. Here's Mrs Green's letter back, poor thing. When I read the Irish news I wonder we've the face to set up as a guide to anyone in statecraft or administration. As for statecraft I really think you might search our history from end to end without finding poorer masters of it than Lloyd George and Winston Churchill. But why did we put them where they are? it's our fault. No, no, you mustn't publish my interview with Saiyid Hasan al Sadr - it would make a terrible scandal for all the English papers are read here and everyone would know it was written by me. The Ramadi visit wasn' . . .
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January 2/5 (1922) Dearest Father, It's over 3 weeks since I heard from you, for the last air mail brought me no letters. In other respects also I've been having an exceptionally horrid Xmas as I will now recount. Captain Clayton, Saiyid Husain and I intented to go to Ma'qubah on Dec 23. The day looked very threatening however we decided by telephone that we would start. I was motoring out separately and got off immediately after breakfast but before I reached the town gates it began to rain. I went on about half a mile when it became clear that the rain wasn't going to stop and I came unhappily back and presently plunged out in rain and mud to the office. In the afternoon the weather looked so bad that we gave up our scheme altogether, telegraphed to the Saiyid to say we couldn't come and to our grooms telling them to bring the horses back by train. So there I was landed into Xmas holidays with nothing to do and nowhere to go, disgustingly cold and wet weather, an . . .
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Baghdad January 16 (1922) Dearest Father, The chief news is that Sir Percy is going home by this airmail to help the Cabinet to come to a conclusion about 'Iraq policy. Except for personal reasons I'm very glad he is going and I think he also is pleased. It is far more satisfactory that he isn person should put the whole case to the authorities, for you see, even if they don't want to shoulder the burden they have got to learn that it's amazingly difficult to let it drop with a bump. Even the evacuation of Mosul would mean, I am convinced, that we should be faced with the problem of sixty to seventy thousand Christian refugees who would certainly not wait the coming of the Kamalists. As you know the Christian population is being herded out of Asia Minor and the Christians of Mosul have no reason to suppose that they will meet with different treatment. There would be a quite considerable Moslem exodus also, men who are too deeply compromised by their service either t . . .
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January 9 (1924) Baghdad. Dearest Mother, I send you a letter from Milly, for your private eye. Isn't it a tragedy! I know it's true, what she says; can you imagine the Ullswaters being so selfish and senseless. But they are. I hope Milly will get out of it all, for there's no other alternative. I would like you to know about it and if when she comes back and you are in London, you would see her, I should be very grateful. I must again thank you for the bag which is my constant companion and likely to be, let's hope, for ever. The Xmas party sounded very nice - I hope you thought that mine sounded nice too; it was certainly in more clement weather. Zaid is coming to dine with me this week, with a cheerful party. I don't see the Spectator now - I found it so tiresome and stuffy that I abandoned it for the New Statesman, which is neither. But I really think a paper written by all the Strachey family must be monotonous. Oh do you remember Annabel's asking about t . . .
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Baghdad January 7 (1925) Oh Father darling, I've had such a week with the Queen and her court, culminating in her first reception today. On Saturday morning I went up to talk to her abut it and on Saturday afternoon I took Esme to see her. On Tuesday afternoon the King called me up to settle where the tea tables were to be - it was the first time I had seen him in the bosom of his family. The girls were on very good terms with him but the Queen was mute in his presence. And today we had all the chief English and Arab women to tea. Imagine my feelings when I arrived half an hour beforehand to find a noble Arab family, of whom I had invited one member, not thinking she would come, sitting there to the number of 11, women and children included! I thought if they all do that where shall we be? But they didn't fortunately. That particular family, the Jamil Zadah (you have the photograph of the head of it, Fakhri) has never been known to let its women come out of the hou . . .
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Baghdad January 6 (1926) Dearest Father, Your telegram of Dec 31 was a tremendous relief. I felt that we were out of the wood and I've just been writing to Hugo to tell him how glad I am he is alive! Really it is almost worth while to have gone through that miserable week of conviction that he wasn't. Your letter of Dec 23 with the account of your first visit to him makes me realize what a very narrow margin there was. Will he take a long time to get well? There was a woman next door to me in the hospital who was fearfully ill of interic and I listened breathlessly to the accounts of her, thinking of Hugo going through it all. When I left she seemed to be going to recover - I haven't heard not has a doctor been to see me. From which you may gather that I have nothing much the matter with me. I am still staying in the house as a matter of precaution because my office is so cold and I think it will pay better to be perfectly well before I go back. Your Leeds speec . . .
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1874 81 breakfast she hissed at Kitty Scott. Auntie Ada had her 1874 82 on her knee and Kitty was at one side. As Auntie Ada let Mopsa 1874 7 Maurice and I send love to Grandpapa and Auntie Ada. From your 1874 87 I send you my love and to Grandmamma and Auntie 1874 81 During breakfast she hissed at Kitty Scott. Auntie Ada had her 1874 82 on her knee and Kitty was at one side. As Auntie Ada let Mopsa 1874 7 Maurice and I send love to Grandpapa and Auntie Ada. From your 1874 84 table. Please Papa says will will ask Auntie Florence if she 1874 1 26 March 1874 10 Belgrave Terrace My dear Grandmama, My dolls 1874 45 Birmingham or Gloucester. isnt it apish.) Gertrude wants 1874 44 Birmingham you will think it stupid but I forget whether 1874 19 safely on th . . .
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1876 193 knife. Mis Adle going to buy me another knife and I won't break 1876 12 some Easter eggs? I should like Ambrose to come very much. We 1876 178 many flowers in America? there are very few here. Do you know 1876 3 beautiful weather and I am going to bathe with Auntie 1876 25 Auntie Florence can tame the ravens. When will you come 1876 218 pools. Mit and Aunty Bella are come. Harry is making us cocks 1876 154 Bangor some kites a telescope for Cap, a pail for me 1876 224 (undated) My dear Papa Yesterday we went to Beddgelert which is 1876 7 9 April 10 Belgrave Terrace My dear Papa. I like the riding very 1876 218 pools. Mit and Aunty Bella are come . . .
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1877 22 each. I will try and be good dear Mamy. Miss Aitchison is ill 1877 14 and the Becoo to bed last night. I mean to say that I folded 1877 24 to say except that Cook ...... tapioca. I send love to Papa and 1877 6 letter today. Cootle is such a pet I can not say any more the 1877 36 got none do do get me one. Cootle like her doll so much. Dear 1877 43 evening Horace and Maurice caught two fish in the harbour and 1877 42 Yesterday we caught an alive eel Horace caught it. Yesterday 1877 44 Horace caught such a big one. Every morning we go to 1877 47 Papa. From your loving child Gertrude Horace sends his love to 1877 10 Dear dear Mamy. The Johnson's are here bec . . .
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1878.9 89 the canary and Benedicts and Hugo and Elsa and Abby 1878.9 90 and Mrs Abby and you and Papa and the rabbits. P.P.S. Aunty 1878.9 86 here. I went, for the afternoon, to Mrs Allbutt's on Wednesday 1878.9 5 and we went to the Philosophical Hall Auntie Kate left us thier 1878.9 90 Abby and you and Papa and the rabbits. P.P.S. Aunty 1878.9 49 tell Aunty Bessie I love the shoes and stockings she gave 1878.9 37 skirt now. It was so bad that Aunty Kate had to get a cashmere 1878.9 38 one to go to church in. Aunty Kate sends her love and wishes you 1878.9 81 gone through it with Aunty Katie, for I am learning it very 1878.9 48 my love to Baby and everybody. From your loving child Gertrude 1878.9 42 25 March 1879. Darling Mother I . . .
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1888.9 518 for the Academy and Devonshire House. I wish you were coming 1888.9 449 be away and Aunt Ada ruling in her stead. I don't think it will 1888.9 176 all. We did not re-telegraph to Mrs Green or to Amy 1888.9 446 bicycle. How interesting about Mrs Gaskell! Was Amy Gaskell one 1888.9 71 secret, not even Lady Arthur has been told about it, so don't 1888.9 449 be away and Aunt Ada ruling in her stead. I don't think it will 1888.9 448 I am going to Rounton from Tuesday to Friday. Aunt Florence will 1888.9 370 very affectionate daughter Gertrude. My love to Auntie B 1888.9 99 Grandmamma wanted me to do it, and Auntie B was so bothered about 1888.9 50 with Auntie B who is now at her hospital. Grandmamma has 1888.9 96 doesn't even know his part! but don't . . .
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1890 400 1890 Dearest Mother, There is no shop mark in Aarlando 1890 773 some stamps behind! I am sending you back the Academy 1890 292 is in the Academy this year. I think they would like it. Ever 1890 203 James who was in great form; Lady Airlie, M. Jumand, M 1890 269 think Prince Alfred is?" "Prince Alfred?" "Yes" said Molly 1890 270 "Prince Alfred of Edinbrough. Because you know he has just been 1890 248 conversation. He and Madame Pourcel are going to America 1890 52 came a nice Russell boy, a brother of Lord Ampthill's, who is at 1890 553 where we met all the Ampthills and then went to lunch with one 1890 193 of combination of Andrew Lang and Mr Ritchie. Flora was on the 1890 671 of the Anglo Sax . . .
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1891.3 50 Ever yours very affectionately Ada Godman 1891.3 230 I want the blue silk petticoat sent to Madame Alexandre, 70 1891.3 202 Alfred Lyttelton and Victor Cavendish who came in from 1891.3 152 travelling in Algeria, about which they told me a funny story 1891.3 159 an omnibus! full of Arabs!! The illusion was destroyed 1891.3 291 her to tea. Lord Arthur looks terribly ill; I think he is weaker 1891.3 172 I shall go if Lady Arthur will take me - I suppose I can ask her 1891.3 130 I went on to Audley Sq where appeared Bernard Holland. He and 1891.3 64 lunch there on Friday. I went on to Audley Sq where presently 1891.3 204 10. Mr Balfour was speaking when he left and they feare . . .
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1893 513 Adams' joined. Afterwards we played Skat which seems to 1893 477 Maurice and I are going to call on the Frau Admiral 1893 443 the Frau Admiral - but she came late. We all sat round a table 1893 369 will tell you all about them. The Frau Admiral also is a most 1893 375 had coffee and cake. Frl Batsch said to the Frau Admiral and me 1893 588 with her and with the Admiral. We are going to a party there tomorrow 1893 587 I've just been calling on her Excellence [?Frau Admiral?] and have had an amusing talk 1893 259 ascertained that the Tom Bells were safe at Aigle till this 1893 427 to be very well satisfied with the notices of Alan's Wife 1893 326 We are longing to hear details about Alan's Wife. The telegram at Geneva 1893 319 great exactitude "the young count, and Count Albert and . . .
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1894.5 11 my love to Mrs Ward and Dorothy - I wonder how Arnold is 1894.5 31 should like to ask Bernard Holland and one or two people if you are 1894.5 32 Been at Bethnal Green all the afternoon and am dining at Mrs 1894.5 19 a hasty tea. I am now going off to Clarence. So you see I have not 1894.5 14 I should have done the one about Will III and Cromwell if I had been 1894.5 11 Give my love to Mrs Ward and Dorothy - I wonder how Arnold is 1894.5 21 pains in Durken's chest are all a part of his paralysis and that 1894.5 18 come in from playing a long round with Edith Wood and after snatching 1894.5 12 prospering at Oxford. Please tell Elsa I was much interested by her 1894.5 32 Green all the afternoon and am dining at Mrs Green's 1894.5 31 should like to a . . .
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1896 231 In the afternoon Billy and I visited the Academy and came to the 1896 1854 cleaner, Achille Serre, and got his address. She says sometimes 1896 1714 - Auntie Ada looks wonderfully well 1896 1529 from on minute to another what may arise in Africa. How stupid 1896 1112 for the people killed in Africa. The flags on the Piazza were all 1896 1471 Colvile and Agnes Peel and many others. I had a long talk with 1896 326 Venice - she showed us the house where Aldus set up his printing 1896 1133 nice if she is as much like Alexander as her drawing shows 1896 963 We arrive at Algiers in two hours, goodbye. Ever your very 1896 148 Algiers. Lizzie is making it 1896 761 . . .
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1897 27 Presently in came lots of secretaries. Mr Acton 1897 273 Billy Gerald and Mr Acton playing at Baccarat, so in spite of the 1897 513 I last wrote to you on Friday I think. Mr Acton, Mr Spring Rice and 1897 666 dresses - 1797! The girl, Princess Aga, were a costume copied from a 1897 39 pocket borough! How do you account for Alfred Pease's large majority 1897 72 Talleyrand and a rather second rate little American, a 1897 175 Jacksons (Americans). Calling always entertains me. Aunt Mary and I 1897 66 I made great friends. Mr Jackson, one of the Americans, was on 1897 505 Scheidemantel sang Amfortas and a most excellent man called Wachter 1897 768 Moll. I am so glad you have told Amy to come all the same. She is 1897 170 asking Anna. . . .
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1898 147 cheaper. I had an interesting conversation with Abbey 1898 149 to write garden books. Abbey doesn't approve. "I know where it'll 1898 154 with him. Abbey thought perhaps it might catch him less that way 1898 586 need not say). After dinner in came Mr Adam and told us long tales of 1898 720 out with Mr Adam and I dined here with the good old English 1898 683 streets. Mr Adam dined with us 1898 179 Agatha Thynne for audience. Hugo was a great success 1898 420 American army was "located in such and such a locality" 1898 456 American husband and wife from Chicago, Mr and Mrs Shore 1898 29 William we met Amy and Moll . . .
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1899 61 with you comes as near realizing the Abbey of Thelema (may Allah bless 1899 2888 built over the spot where Abraham sacrificed (no he didn't in the end) 1899 3462 to a Music Hall and heard Mrs Tree recite the "Absent Minded 1899 2765 Abyssinians have their church! C'est le rendezvous de tou 1899 3327 this morning and the Academy and Literature came on Saturday; I 1899 711 more than villages, with one great temple on the Acropolis 1899 320 evening. Today we again spent the morning on the Acropolis 1899 2323 Theatre of Dionysus the slopes of the Acropolis (this is for Papa's 1899 318 the Acropolis and saw the Parthenon turn gold and Hymettus 1899 2327 cloud. I went into the Acropolis museum and saw the divine Archaic 1899 640 fertile . . .
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1900 2037 me that I must leave some money for the Prophet Aaron and 1900 1378 Prophet Aaron scandalously ill! People have never been allowed 1900 2001 Prophet Aaron. Ayoub and Hamdan (my guide) kissed the four 1900 2044 Aaron. I gave him a beshlik (3 ps) recognising the 1900 2040 something for the Prophet Aaron. When it came to settling up, I gave him half a 1900 1998 whose tomb, do you think? Aaron's! It's a great Mahommadan pilgrimage place 1900 3670 of hills separating the 'Awaj valley from the Abana, and at the top I 1900 282 fabulous) mandrake. Will you give them to Abbey and tell him to plant them and 1900 284 cold for them. I am also going to send Abbey on the earliest occasion some 1900 4433 you. We got in at 6 and went to the house of one Abdullah the . . .
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1901 402 of the Aar and dropped down onto Innertkirchen in the green 1901 680 Caroline's dog. We went to the Academy this morning and met Mr Gray 1901 240 the loveliest Alpine inn I have seen. Ever your affectionate daughter 1901 369 think. We wandered over Alps and Alps-not the ghost of a hut was to 1901 830 Amy. Frolloch Ambrose and Mrs Wellesley came to tea 1901 706 well and we are prospering. He had a good night. Ambrose came soon 1901 779 and Dorothy Ward have been to see us. Ambrose is coming shortly 1901 775 Ambrose says it will be so very smelly in the summer 1901 772 interviewed Ambrose this afternoon about lighting and bells in my 1901 24 invited A . . .
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1902 2103 Aar valley and the long moraine of the Unter Aar glacier to 1902 2219 Aar valley. It was piping hot, a baking burning sun 1902 89 and the brother got the Turks to forbid 'Abbas to leave 1902 86 next thing was to get a Persian. My old friend 'Abbas Effendi the 1902 100 answered my inquiries after 'Abbas Effendi who is for him the 1902 91 law of 'Abbas, Husein Effendi, lived here and I determined to 1902 2814 with the Turks. The old Sultan, uncle of 'Abd ul Hamed 1902 600 Mirza Abdullah (I being interpreter) asked him what he 1902 597 Mirza Abdullah about him last night and he said he would like 1902 585 I and Mirza Abdullah lunched together solemnly while the wife and 1902 603 . . .
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1903 5368 thing I have ever seen. The Abbey frescoes are extraordinarily good 1903 814 heads like kings. They most of them wear the Afghan 1903 631 there is no arbiter but the Afghan knife; and the very shopkeepers 1903 910 tale of the Afghan who swallowed 55 rupees and kept them, for 1903 860 into the town to see the Afghan Mission Hospital. There we found, as 1903 757 going over it, but any way it's the only bit of Afghanistan 1903 755 to Kohat runs over 10 or 12 miles of Afghanistan - I suppose there is 1903 896 really through Afghanistan at all, but through the free Afridi country 1903 358 he knows who goes up regularly into forbidden Afghanistan to trade 1903 609 Afghanistan. But this is not all - the English garrison 1903 960 you . . .
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1904 528 and an admirable comedy called l'Aisle. 1904 537 Alexandria. We traced the drawing of horses from Greece to 1904 365 Alfred over the following Sunday. It's still cloudy and 1904 246 be one of the lights of the Italian Alpine Club. His name is Bobba - 1904 260 son is climbing with a very celebrated Italian Alpinist, Guido 1904 226 It is the loveliest valley I have sen in all the Alps 1904 211 us about 3 hours. We saw all the Alps in the world, the Oberland 1904 105 one gets most pleasure out of vhe Alps this way. Some year I shall 1904 66 this side of the Alps. At the head of the narrow valley, just under 1904 521 an American from the Embassy (I had met him before in 1904 259 . . .
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1905 1676 it with the Druzes, but I feel it too with the 'Abdul 1905 1604 with me. Next morning I went to the house of Abdul Kadir 1905 1572 son of the great Algerian, 'Abdul Kadir and then a sheikh, the head of 1905 1640 house of the Emir 'Abdullah. The Abdul Kadir family has a traditional 1905 1616 here that 'Abdul Kadir sheltered a thousand Christians in 1860, the 1905 1574 introduced. The Abdul Kadir son was half a negro, his mother having 1905 1600 came in I found Emir 'Abdullah Pasha who had come to call on me and he 1905 1575 been a black slave. His name is Amir Abdullah Pasha, I have seen a 1905 1640 house of the Emir 'Abdullah. The Abdul Kadir family has a traditional 1905 1651 Amir Abdullah's there dropped in one of B great . . .
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1906 91 into the middle of all the Aberdares, who behaved very well, I'm bound 1906 90 carried me with her and pitchforked me into the Aberdares' box and 1906 89 nice woman, and found her just off the Albert Hall. So she 1906 145 Ambrose is here. He is a good deal shaken I think by his 1906 10 America about maps. Do you see my friend the Governor of 1906 176 enormously tall American wife and his pretty little sister. I want 1906 168 going out into the country tomorrow to see Lady Anne Blunt 1906 92 I herd a concerto and came away. Please thank Annie for 1906 157 away, unfortunately, but I'm goioing to see the Arabic art man 1906 149 were difficulties. Tell Moll this. I have found Armide and 1906 142 wants some old hats to sell at Arncliffe. (If you and . . .
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1907 2695 post cards give us. Abobo sounds a delightful companion. Did it 1907 2606 with the Aclands and they all liked one another 1907 2602 Sir W. R. came at 3 and the Aclands at 4. We had tea early and they 1907 333 and was entertained with tea. They knew the Acre 1907 577 sun and the snow quite low on Pentelien. The Acropolis looked 1907 928 destroyed by earthquake and they built Aghlasun out of its ruins, two 1907 916 Aghlasun; all its fountains and grave yards were full of 1907 2802 also and they did very well. Mrs Mallet and Agnes talked a long time 1907 778 engagement which reached me just as I left Aidin 1907 808 Aidin 20 April (1907) Dearest Mother, I can't bear not 1907 830 slept in it the night afte . . .
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1908 43 - what a relief to have it over! Miss Artell can't come - I shall ask 1908 3 Mr Baker also is cominq next Saturday. Will you please 1908 26 delightful about Charlie! Moll came in and told me. It's just the 1908 40 haven't energy. Lord Cromer has sent me his commonplace book which he 1908 11 contents of the two marked respectively Kara Dagh and Hassan Dagh. I 1908 11 the two marked respectively Kara Dagh and Hassan Dagh. I 1908 5 Captain Doughty [Doughty-Wylie] suggests himself for 2 nights on 1908 5 Captain Doughty [Doughty-Wylie] suggests himself for 2 nights on Wednesday 1908 33 - I am so glad he is better. I went to see Elsa 1908 3 is cominq next Saturday. Will you please send Eugenie 1908 2 . . .
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1909 592 in the grass. Abbas came up with the lunch while we were looking 1909 576 day to them. So I sent Abbas down to tell Fattuh to camp by the river 1909 1279 lie buried Ali's two sons, Hussein and Abbas who were both killed in 1909 570 hills so I rode off early with Abbas Chowwish (one of my 2 soldiers) 1909 258 lunch except some bread my soldier, Abbas Chowwish gave me and a 1909 1280 the battle of Kerbela by the first Abbasid Khalif. The Shi'ahs look 1909 1220 will sing you the song of 'Abd ul Aziz ibn Rashid". So he sang in 1909 2788 go. There can be no doubt that Abd ul Hamid ordered a massacre of all 1909 2060 or two my soldier said: "All the days that Abd ul Hamid was 1909 2681 providential, a glove in the Tur Abdin being a most incriminating 1909 3472 be repo . . .
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1910 339 outing. We went up into the Albane Hills and saw some villas near 1910 821 to Alderley tomorrow and Perlius is writing to the butler 1910 795 In the afternoon to Sir A. Lyall at Aldworth, but I shall come back 1910 87 and spoke after it. So did the Ambassador. You shee no Ambassadors 1910 413 "Ah yes, two hours." The talk then turned on the American nation 1910 69 One is a nice plain little American woman who is studying brickwork - 1910 669 Anatolian diggings and altogether it was very enjoyable 1910 603 Anatolian influence 1910 166 On Sunday I come back to Ancona (via Fiume because the boat goes that 1910 259 Tuesday night Grand Hotel Roma Pace Ancona (29 March 1910) Dearest 1910 . . .
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1911 2712 a very real gratitude and affection for Lord A and 1911 1388 zaptieh, Abbas, was extremely conversational, but as he was 1911 2949 mosque of the early Abbasid period. We camped in the great court and 1911 748 the Abbasid post road. The pools have been dug out and 1911 81 Tur Abdin 1911 2594 the rocky ridges of the Tur Abdin and reaching its summit saw 1911 2511 man who knows the Tur Abdin better than any other person and to him is 1911 2172 Preusser, had visited two of my Tur 'Abdin churches and is publishing 1911 2449 morning. It is sister to my Tur Abdin churches but I think a younger 1911 2556 satisfaction.Nearly every village in the Tur Abdin has a sacred grove 1911 2450 . . .
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1912 30 Blanche is very happy about her baby. She sent you 1912 29 I lunched with the Cromers and went to see Blanche Lloyd at 4 1912 12 Charlie when I came in, and George with them, but as I 1912 29 I lunched with the Cromers and went to see Blanche Lloyd at 4 1912 23 you mind sending an invitation for Wed. to the Crowes 1912 38 Denmark 1912 6 and that Elsa is well. I went to see Sylvia this afternoon and 1912 8 experience. I doubt whether anyone but Ernest Richmond 1912 20 however is optimistic though furious with His Ex. I 1912 37 Gertrude Poor Florence is contemplating black grief for the King of 1912 12 Charlie when I came in, and Georg . . .
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1913 447 Abd al Rahman Pasha, the Amir al Hajj, who is the 1913 373 to him. The Amir al Hajj, Abd al Rahman Pasha, comes back from 1913 269 the afternoon I paid a long call on one of hte 'Abdul Qadir nephews, 1913 364 turned up yesterday? Muhammad al Na'man and Abdullah Father of 1913 738 left Abu 'Ali - my old old rafiq - on top of a stony 1913 741 but Abu 'Ali met him and found him to be of his kin. So 1913 773 Agail, 'Ali the postman of 3 years ago (they had shut 1913 38 him. Whereupon Alec Lawrence in fury siezed 2 of them and twisted 1913 168 kind people. I sent Fattuh back to Aleppo that night to fetch some of 1913 854 something for the Red Cross, and also of Queen Alexandra bei . . .
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1914 979 It was there I fell in with Muhammad al Abdullah, the author of the 1914 977 with the desert to the pitch springs of Abu Jir 1914 292 Muhammad Abu Tayyi - the Abu Tayyi are the great shaikhs of 1914 292 Muhammad Abu Tayyi - the Abu Tayyi are the great shaikhs of the 1914 391 drunk the milk of the naga over the camp fire of Abu Tayyi, you 1914 1583 [Adjutant] General to let us have a representative and he 1914 1206 Stockton wireless. He said (in private) that the Admiralty were very 1914 1065 to 'Adra and camped there, on the very spot where I mounted my 1914 989 reluctantly said goodbye to 'Adwan. We rode down the following day to 1914 1274 "En Afrique pas de prisonniers." He drew his finger 1914 142 . . .
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1915 762 the Admiralty to see if they have any work for me in Egypt. A 1915 792 If you write to him c/o Captain W.R. Hall, Admiralty you could let 1915 68 Gurkhas, the Jats and the Afridis sitting crosslegged on their beds 1915 524 didn't do much harm. The bombs dropped mostly Aldwych 1915 177 him to meet an American, a Mr Whittemore who knows me - I didn't know 1915 452 The other is called Ancient Architecture and other Arts, by Butler 1915 871 holiday for an afternoon and went to see Lady Anne who was most kind 1915 170 Tell Father I sent the Anti Suffrage office 10 pounds out of his 1915 865 do on Arab tribes, their numbers and lineage. It's a vague 1915 872 and affectionate. We had great talks about Arabia and I shall go down 1 . . .
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1916 2195 I went one morning to the oil factory at Abadan and was shown round by 1916 560 leaves tomorrow. Now my host was in command at Aden 1916 276 getting lots of fresh material in India and Aden and making a good job 1916 223 I shall very probably spend a few days at Aden before I 1916 300 letters at Aden tomorrow morning - we're calling for some anti 1916 339 always is. It poured at Aden, a thing which doesn't happen once in 3 1916 932 up last week. He was only here a night for the Admiral 1916 1102 useful. The Admiral has just come down here; I have not seen him 1916 1026 the Admiral nor Mr Lawrence have come back - they go up 1916 1153 could rope him in. I had tea with Admiral Wemys yesterday - he has 1916 898 lot of wounded have come down in high spirits. . . .
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1917 1702 for a long time talking to Abdul Rahman Effendi, the head of the 1917 1706 gets the best that can be had. Abdul Rahman's friendship takes also 1917 1660 Bill Adams's daughter and to send her a gift. Will you pay 1917 2524 came out Adjutant General some 6 weeks ago. He has met you by the 1917 2248 Admiral Hall enquiring after my health. I'm afraid you 1917 2457 taking over of the editorship of Al 'Arab, the vernacular paper we 1917 1226 living. Aleppo has suffered and is suffering most horribly from 1917 215 full measure. He and Sir Alfred were the two wise counsellors to whom 1917 2540 performance at the Alliance Israelite school. It began at 8 and we 1917 2816 . . .
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1918 59 shrine of Abbas which is only less holy than that of Husain. I 1918 1952 will appreciate the full significance of Mrs 'Abdul Qadir's 1918 1521 21st, which was Sunday, I went to tea with 'Abdul Rahman Pasha 1918 839 him. With that I motored the following day to Abu Sukhair - 1918 171 at dusk to Abu Sukhair, a little Turkish Govt centre where we 1918 2286 Sasanian or Achaemenid, I don't know which. And next you come to a 1918 2086 the Achaemenids, and no OFFICE, and Persian to talk. My Persi 1918 1879 He is Dep Civil Commissioner, and Acting C.C. while Sir Percy is away 1918 1241 often ride through 'Adhimiyah which is a delicious place but I hadn't 1918 1238 Keeper of the great mosque at 'Adhimiyah, 3 miles north of Ba . . .
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1919 153 Margoliath's on Abbasid history - an hour's worth of wit, having a 1919 1379 the Tods, who were also there, had induced 'Abdul 1919 1305 isn't the same without him and that other - Abdul Rahman Jamil. I 1919 659 in all Syria. He used to be Greek Catholic Abp in Aleppo and 1919 744 what the Maleh al 'Adel, the pious founder, would have thought of it. 1919 739 decorated with mosaics of the period. The Chief Administrator, 'Ali 1919 630 Administrator, a Damascene. An hour with each of these 1919 812 desert. I stayed at Tell 'Afar with an A.P.O. and went on next 1919 730 there were other Arabs there. I shall see him in Aleppo 1919 722 evening. The clou was Ja'far Pasha, Governor of Aleppo 1919 750 I need stay more than a day in Beyrut. Then to Aleppo 1919 659 all Syria. He used to . . .
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FOR A.T. SEE A.T. Wilson 1920 3180 that that has happened since the fall of the Abbasids 1920 4966 in Mesopotamia since the Abbasids meets for the first time tomorrow 1920 1449 the Abbasids) is raising a national gendarmerie at 6 pounds a 1920 2779 Mesopotamia in Westminster Abbey (if it hasn't tumbled down) and then 1920 1774 this flux there's no doubt that they turn to us. Abdul Majid 1920 5784 falls to me to support and comfort Sasun Eff and Abdul Majid 1920 3694 farewell parties to A.T. Tea parties given by Abdul Majid 1920 1798 (Haji Naji and 'Abdul Majid are exceptions) be frightened into 1920 6176 part, for as Abdul Majid Shawi rightly pointed out, whereas the 1920 2047 good Abdul Maji . . .
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1921 6986 it is that industrious cultivators of Abbasid times gave their 1921 2783 I went to tea with Mme Mina 'Abbud, do you remember the old Christian 1921 4970 close friend of another young ass, the son of 'Abdul 1921 6563 who run the school, a few Baghdad notables (Abdul 1921 3960 We're all right I think. Yesterday I had in 'Abdul 1921 3204 group, and I begged him to take advantage of Abdul 1921 243 the week has been a luncheon party given by 'Abdul 1921 3802 to place him on the throne. Abdul Jabbar is a member of the Council 1921 3995 In the evening old 'Abdul Jabbar Pasha came to see me at my house, 1921 6939 Jamil, Abdul Majid Shawi, 'Abdul Jabbar Pasha Khanjat (one of the 1921 3799 The leading Christian here, 'Abdul Jabbar Pasha, came in with the 1921 6760 Eff., Saiyid Daud (a cousin of the Naqib's) an . . .
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1922 4868 so we are!" (What I said was "Wallahi! Allah A'lam and By 1922 532 Abbasids redug it. Consequently there are great early 1922 6314 Kadhimain in company with the Shi'ah minister, Abdul Husain Chalabi 1922 772 Justice) Abdul Majid Shawi and others were the other guests 1922 5557 see the children of my old friend Abdul Rahman who died in 1919 1922 5778 share, don't we. Yes, of course go and see Abdullah, if you've time 1922 1013 With that I sent for Majid Shawi and found that Abu 1922 534 from Tall Abu Habbah, which was Sippar, and as we came back we 1922 2637 Accordingly Ja'far Abu T. sent word to the Minister that he was sick 1922 6707 we got to the mouth of a loop canal, the Abu Tibu (Father of Straw) on 1922 2633 King took the matter in hand, sen . . .
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1923 3325 'Abbasiyah is its name. We collected beaters in 1923 3403 Kifl and shot down towards 'Abbasiyah through the tribe of 'Umran al 1923 1941 'Abdud, a wealthy Christian lady (surely I took 1923 706 share of the finds. And I bundled in 'Abdul 1923 3127 whom Father had tea, and 'Abdul 'Aziz Qasrab, a very pleasant 1923 532 was for 13 years ADC to 'Abdul Hamid. He is so straight and genuine, 1923 2152 Turkish chamber and the ADC to 'Abdul Hamid. His high birth and 1923 1942 And there dropped in 'Abdul Jabbar Pasha Haiyat, an old christian of 1923 3393 house of one of his tribesmen, 'Abdul Karim al Faris, out on the 1923 527 had the Prime Minister, his brother, 'Abdul Karim, up 1923 69 Su . . .
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1924 5089 Dulaim, 'Aaaidat etc. He is pained at this and deeply 1924 694 'Abbasid pottery. One place was nothing but 1924 641 On Friday I had a dinner party composed of 'Abdul 1924 5914 the dinner was interminable. I sat between 'Abdul 1924 7096 own accord. 'Abdul Hamid brought some up to C'ple to a 1924 2222 it was over we motored out to the garden of 'Abdul Husain 1924 3037 morning from 'Abdul Majid Shawi. Ja'far spoke up like a man 1924 4847 I found his diwan full of people, among them 'Abdul Muhsin 1924 5306 best that we have had. 'Abdul Muhsin is back in Interior, Sadun in 1924 2857 at the interview and I hope he has brought 'Abdul Muhsin to 1924 2854 an inch in the negotiations with the Turks, 'Abdul Muhsin Bey, who 1924 4869 . . .
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1925 2334 on Friday before he left - a party for the A.V.M. (You see A.V.M. SEE ALSO AVM & AIR VICE MARSHAL 1925 1837 farm (for me) next day. The A.V.M. and his wife and the Prescotts 1925 3841 we had a really brilliant dinner party - the A.V.M. and Lady, 1925 3553 when the A.V.M. feels like that - which he not infrequently 1925 2224 I dined with the A.V.M. on Monday to meet the King - a pleasant 1925 4181 I come in to lunch. The A.V.M. says we can have a plane anyday we 1925 3884 well. Sylvia I put by the A.V.M. so that those two were happy. We 1925 1794 I had got permission from the A.V.M. to go up to Kirkuk by air mail 1925 4217 the A.V.M. was past talking about. 1925 38 . . .
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1926 341 otherwise A.S. would have dunned me for it and he hasn't. I have 1926 1918 been engaged in taking down a beautiful late Abbasid 1926 2065 another large consignment of them from the Tur Abdin, a district north 1926 2172 father and his brother 'Abdullah. 1926 733 through Afghanistan, their second the rousing of Turkey, for 1926 230 Syria is going from bad to worse. Husain Afnan ws over there on 1926 2178 terrible story. There was a man called Ahmad Muraiwid, a very wealthy 1926 1028 Anyhow he is profiting by the presence of the Air Force 1926 1022 into touch with Air Head Quarters, they have whisked him away from 1926 674 Mr Ward Aldam who once contested M'bro in the Conservative 1926 436 . . .
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1890 400 1890 Dearest Mother, There is no shop mark in Asolando 1878.9 89 the canary and Benedicts and Hugo and Elsa and Abby 1878.9 90 and Mrs Abby and you and Papa and the rabbits. P.P.S. Aunty 1890 773 some stamps behind! I am sending you back the Academy 1888.9 518 for the Academy and Devonshire House. I wish you were coming 1890 292 is in the Academy this year. I think they would like it. Ever 1874 81 breakfast she hissed at Kitty Scott. Auntie Ada had her 1874 82 on her knee and Kitty was at one side. As Auntie Ada let Mopsa 1888.9 449 be away and Aunt Ada ruling in her stead. I don't think it will 1874 7 Maurice and I send love to Grandpapa and Auntie Ada. From your 1876 193 knife. Mis Adle going to buy me another knife and I won't brea . . .
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1891.3 50 Ever yours very affectionately Ada Godman 1893 513 Adams' joined. Afterwards we played Skat which seems to 1893 477 Maurice and I are going to call on the Frau Admiral 1893 443 the Frau Admiral - but she came late. We all sat round a table 1893 369 will tell you all about them. The Frau Admiral also is a most 1893 375 had coffee and cake. Frl Batsch said to the Frau Admiral and me 1893 588 with her and with the Admiral. We are going to a party there tomorrow 1893 587 I've just been calling on her Excellence [?Frau Admiral?] and have had an amusing talk 1893 259 ascertained that the Tom Bells were safe at Aigle till this 1893 427 to be very well satisfied with the notices of Alan's Wife 1893 326 We are longing to hear details about Alan's Wife. The telegram at Geneva . . .
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1898 147 cheaper. I had an interesting conversation with Abbey 1898 149 to write garden books. Abbey doesn't approve. "I know where it'll 1898 154 with him. Abbey thought perhaps it might catch him less that way 1896 231 In the afternoon Billy and I visited the Academy and came to the 1896 1854 cleaner, Achille Serre, and got his address. She says sometimes 1897 27 Presently in came lots of secretaries. Mr Acton 1897 273 Billy Gerald and Mr Acton playing at Baccarat, so in spite of the 1897 513 I last wrote to you on Friday I think. Mr Acton, Mr Spring Rice and 1896 1714 - Auntie Ada looks wonderfully well 1898 586 need not say). After dinner in came Mr Adam and told us long tales of 1898 720 out with Mr . . .
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1900 2037 me that I must leave some money for the Prophet Aaron and 1900 1378 Prophet Aaron scandalously ill! People have never been allowed 1900 2001 Prophet Aaron. Ayoub and Hamdan (my guide) kissed the four 1900 2044 Aaron. I gave him a beshlik (3 ps) recognising the 1900 2040 something for the Prophet Aaron. When it came to settling up, I gave him half a 1900 2047 Prophet Aaron, or remains in Hamdan's dirty keeping. Saturday 1900 1998 whose tomb, do you think? Aaron's! It's a great Mahommadan pilgrimage place 1900 3670 of hills separating the 'Awaj valley from the Abana, and at the top I 1900 282 fabulous) mandrake. Will you give them to Abbey and tell him to plant them and 1899 61 with you comes as near realizin . . .
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1901 402 of the Aar and dropped down onto Innertkirchen in the green 1902 2103 Aar valley and the long moraine of the Unter Aar glacier to 1902 2219 Aar valley. It was piping hot, a baking burning sun 1902 89 and the brother got the Turks to forbid 'Abbas to leave 1902 86 next thing was to get a Persian. My old friend 'Abbas Effendi the 1902 100 answered my inquiries after 'Abbas Effendi who is for him the 1902 91 law of 'Abbas, Husein Effendi, lived here and I determined to 1903 5368 thing I have ever seen. The Abbey frescoes are extraordinarily good 1902 2814 with the Turks. The old Sultan, uncle of 'Abd ul Hamed 1902 600 Mirza Abdullah (I being interpreter) asked him what he 1902 597 . . .
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1911 2712 a very real gratitude and affection for Lord A and 1909 592 in the grass. Abbas came up with the lunch while we were looking 1909 576 day to them. So I sent Abbas down to tell Fattuh to camp by the river 1909 1279 lie buried Ali's two sons, Hussein and Abbas who were both killed in 1909 570 hills so I rode off early with Abbas Chowwish (one of my 2 soldiers) 1909 258 lunch except some bread my soldier, Abbas Chowwish gave me and a 1911 1388 zaptieh, Abbas, was extremely conversational, but as he was 1911 2949 mosque of the early Abbasid period. We camped in the great court and 1911 748 the Abbasid post road. The pools have been dug out and 1909 1280 the battle of Kerbela by the first Abbasid Khalif. The Shi'ahs . . .
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1916 2195 I went one morning to the oil factory at Abadan and was shown round by 1918 59 shrine of Abbas which is only less holy than that of Husain. I 1913 447 Abd al Rahman Pasha, the Amir al Hajj, who is the 1913 373 to him. The Amir al Hajj, Abd al Rahman Pasha, comes back from 1913 269 the afternoon I paid a long call on one of hte 'Abdul Qadir nephews, 1918 1952 will appreciate the full significance of Mrs 'Abdul Qadir's 1917 1702 for a long time talking to Abdul Rahman Effendi, the head of the 1918 1521 21st, which was Sunday, I went to tea with 'Abdul Rahman Pasha 1917 1706 gets the best that can be had. Abdul Rahman's friendship takes also 1913 364 turned up yesterday? Muhammad al Na'man and Abdullah Father of 1914 979 It was there I fell in with Muhammad al . . .
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FOR A.T. SEE A.T. Wilson 1919 153 Margoliath's on Abbasid history - an hour's worth of wit, having a 1920 3180 that that has happened since the fall of the Abbasids 1920 4966 in Mesopotamia since the Abbasids meets for the first time tomorrow 1920 1449 the Abbasids) is raising a national gendarmerie at 6 pounds a 1920 2779 Mesopotamia in Westminster Abbey (if it hasn't tumbled down) and then 1919 1379 the Tods, who were also there, had induced 'Abdul 1920 5784 falls to me to support and comfort Sasun Eff and Abdul Majid 1920 1774 this flux there's no doubt that they turn to us. Abdul Majid 1920 3694 farewell parties to A.T. Tea parties given by Abdul Majid 1920 1798 (Haji Naji and 'Abdul Majid are exceptions) be frightened into 1920 . . .
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1921 6986 it is that industrious cultivators of Abbasid times gave their 1921 2783 I went to tea with Mme Mina 'Abbud, do you remember the old Christian 1921 4970 close friend of another young ass, the son of 'Abdul 1921 6563 who run the school, a few Baghdad notables (Abdul 1921 3960 We're all right I think. Yesterday I had in 'Abdul 1921 3204 group, and I begged him to take advantage of Abdul 1921 243 the week has been a luncheon party given by 'Abdul 1921 3802 to place him on the throne. Abdul Jabbar is a member of the Council 1921 3995 In the evening old 'Abdul Jabbar Pasha came to see me at my house, 1921 6939 Jamil, Abdul Majid Shawi, 'Abdul Jabbar Pasha Khanjat (one of the 1921 3799 The leading Christian here, 'Abdul Jabbar Pasha, came in with the 1921 6760 Eff., Saiyid Daud (a cousin of the Naqib's) an . . .
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1922 4868 so we are!" (What I said was "Wallahi! Allah A'lam and By 1923 3325 'Abbasiyah is its name. We collected beaters in 1923 3403 Kifl and shot down towards 'Abbasiyah through the tribe of 'Umran al 1923 1941 'Abdud, a wealthy Christian lady (surely I took 1923 706 share of the finds. And I bundled in 'Abdul 1923 3127 whom Father had tea, and 'Abdul 'Aziz Qasrab, a very pleasant 1923 532 was for 13 years ADC to 'Abdul Hamid. He is so straight and genuine, 1923 2152 Turkish chamber and the ADC to 'Abdul Hamid. His high birth and 1923 1942 And there dropped in 'Abdul Jabbar Pasha Haiyat, an old christian of 1923 3393 house of one of his tribesmen, 'Abdul Karim al Faris, out on the 1923 527 had the . . .
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1926 341 otherwise A.S. would have dunned me for it and he hasn't. I have 1925 2334 on Friday before he left - a party for the A.V.M. (You see 1925 1837 farm (for me) next day. The A.V.M. and his wife and the Prescotts 1925 3841 we had a really brilliant dinner party - the A.V.M. and Lady, 1925 3553 when the A.V.M. feels like that - which he not infrequently 1925 2224 I dined with the A.V.M. on Monday to meet the King - a pleasant 1925 4181 I come in to lunch. The A.V.M. says we can have a plane anyday we 1925 3884 well. Sylvia I put by the A.V.M. so that those two were happy. We 1925 1794 I had got permission from the A.V.M. to go up to Kirkuk by air mail 1925 4217 the A.V.M. was past talking . . .
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GERTRUDE BELL FROM MAMA OCTOBER 9 1877 REDCAR <uThursday 29 March 1877.>u Maurice's birthday <uSaturday 14 July 1877.>u My birthday <uMonday 16 July 1877.>u Walters birthday <uWednesday 18 July 1877.>u Miss Aitchison birthday <uThursday 9 August 1877.>u Last day of lessons <uFriday 10 August 1877.>u Mammys wedding day <uSaturday 11 August 1877.>u Went to Rounton <uMonday 13 August 1877.>u Went to Guns Green <uTuesday 16 October 1877.>u Morning went out and picked flowers there are very few left. Afternoon houses are not sta nding built one I hop it will be standing tomorrow. Evening read the town crier finish . . .
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We are four. Mamma Papa Maurice and I. We have four servants and we have a governess called Miss T....... we have lessons from nine till twelve in the morning and for an hour in the afternoon we have dancing lessons every thursday for an hour and a hauf. ........... to make easter eggs with a l ogwood first the logwwod in the sauser and then the egg with saffron and cochineal paint the egg with cochineal and put the stuff ..... ...... it on by ........... the <uTuesday 1 January 1878.>u Morning sto pped at home. I did not know what to do. Afternoon stopped at home and read. Evening we are going to stay up to the acting and after to dance. <uWednesday 2 January 1878.>u Morning w ent out first went to the farm buildings and then to see the pupies at Brown's house. Afternoon stop . . .
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<Wednesday April 12, 1893.>u Left Redcar at 10.21 and travelled to town with Billy. Very sorry to leave home. Lisa and all the children left with Mother. Amusing journey. Bill told me anecdotes of his little friends and hooted at me when I asked whether they ever relate their experiences. Then followed a heated discussion on the art of ........ .... which ended by my saying "At least you see there is another point of view." And his answering "I think it's a rotten one"! Papa and I went to a party at the New Gallery, rather amusing-Poynters, Butchers, Lushingtons, Grosvenors etc but after all these gatherings come to very little. If I only have to say How de do 20 times I don't care whether it's to my friends or my enemies I say it. N.G. very glad to see me, we sat down and talked. That kind of friendship is worth being grateful for. Very interesting, some of the early Burne Jones I'm glad to have seen them even in so unsatisfactory a fashion. . . .
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<uFriday 2 August 1895.>u Left at 10.20. Mother, Elsa, Molly Papa and I. Got out at Lincoln where we stopped 3 hours and saw the Cathedral. Very splendid, right up on top of a hill. Great facade, half Norman with Early English Arcaded flanks beautifully fitted on. Very magnificent inside. The town also was interesting, very steep streets with charming old houses. Started again 5.30 dined in the train with a delightful man who was coming from Scotland. Talked of bicycles and other exercises. Reached Harwich at 9.30, Hugo arrived 10. Very smooth crossing. <uSaturday 3 August 1895.>u Hook of Holland at 6. Went on to Cologne where we had 1 and a half hours wait. Got out and saw the Cathedral. I liked the modern front-it has a very noble soaring affect and inside the great height and the narrowness of the nave make a fine effect. After this I was ill all the 4 hours to Frankfort and retired to bed as soon as we reached the . . .
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<uSunday March 15, 1896.>u Left London at 11, very good crossing to Calais, then by Lille and Donai to Laon where we dined (7 o'clock) and Rheims. After Chalons 9.42 we went to bed- I had a compartment all to myself in the Wagon Lit, so had Papa. Up at 6, reached Bale 6.30. <uMonday March 16, 1896.>u Excellent br eakfast at Bale. Past Lucerne and over the St Gothard. Switzerland was looking wonderfully lovely; lots of snow ovr the pass; avalanches right over the roads. Brilliant sun; the fields of snow dazzlingly bright. Reached Goschenen at 12 and lunched. I went to sleep after the tunnel and didn't wake until Bellinzona. That valley leading down to L. Maggiore is too lovely. The flat plain between the mountains was green with young grass, the willows were all green, the peach trees in full flower-all the rest winter, grey trees, grim mountains, snow peaks. But the fields were thick with primroses and anemones. Exquisite journ . . .
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<uTuesday 28 December 1897.>u Left home at 7.18 with Maurice. Mother and the two children saw us off in the dark. Po or Tokyo was left at the garden gate. Reached London at 2.30. Picked up Florence Lascelles at Carlos Place and shopped with her. To 95 to tea. Found Uncle F there. After dinner M and I went to Mansfield St where we spent a pl easant hour. <uWednesday 29 December 1897.>u Left Waterloo at 10 reaching S'hampton at 12. Fearful storm. Got on board Para where we found ourselves very comfortably lodged, and lunched. Stood in the rain and wind and watched the Mails come on and the idiotic people saying good bye to each other. We got off about 3.30 but as soon as we were well into S'hamption Water we hove to for the night. So we had a comfortable dinner lying at anc hor. We sat next a beetle browed man called Northcote who is going out to Antigua to be a secretary to the governor. After dinner M and he played piquet. Fearfull . . .
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(new Book) Tues ap 24 1900 Left Jerusalem at 2 afte r a hot morning of packing and rode to Jericho in a dust-storm with Dr R and Nina, arriving at 7. We have Hanna, Musa and Hassan with us, a cook of Dr. R's Costanzi and 5 mules. Met a Mr. Forder at Jericho, a bounder but awfully learned a bout this country. Wed 25. Off at 5, Bridge 6.30, Kabur Nimr 8, leaving the Wady Nimrin at 9, Kasr where the Numur (the ruling family of the 'Adwan) keep their corn, we mounted up the Arahib with glimpses into the Wad y Kefrein till we came out onto a col looking down into the Wady Sir. In the Ghor I eat of the Sidr of Dom fruits, like cherries in size but not in taste, and saw the Sheha plant from which alkali is made. The Belka country is cal led the Shefa. Lunched by the stream at 1 under oleanders, slept and photographed. There is a little village here inhabited by the Abbad. Explored the caves. . . .
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<uThursday November 27, 1902.>u Hugo and I left Charing Cross at 11, all the family, Aunt Bessie and Maisie, Sylvia H orner and Willie Tyrell sending us off. Sybil had come in to 95 and so had Sophie and Henry. On the platform met Mrs Cookson who introduced me to her daughter Sybil, and Lady Hamilton who was seeing off Miss Muir and Mrs Moncrieff. Mr Schuster also in the train. Left London in a thick fog, but outside it was almost clear. Very calm crossing, got into the P. O. train and lunched it being then 3.30. I had a 4 place compartment to myself till Paris so H an d I sat together. Dined at Paris in the train and then walked outside and smelt the smell of Paris; wet boulevards and deserted streets. Here got in to the next sleeper Mrs and Miss Lester and their maid with me, I came in and found my sleeper full of them so I said politely "Please don't move." I need not have troubled for they said nothing and did not stir. The same thing happened ne . . .
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<uJan. 5. 1905>u Thursday. Left London at 10-streaming morning. But it cleared and I could sit on deck. Roughish passag e. Got to Boulogne about 2 and lunched. Full train. Paris 6.15. Went to see Reinach in his new house in the Rue Trakter. We talked diligently for 1/2 an hour and he embraced me warmly when I left.Dinedat the hotel St. Romain and got to the G are de Lyon at 9. Full train. A nice woman in my sleeper, a Mrs. Peake, wife I gather of an Egyptian soldier whom she to retain line numbers is going out to join. she has her brothe r Mr. Osborne with her. <uFriday 6th>u Got to Marseille at 9.34-bright cold day.Walked down to the Hotel du Louvre where I deposited my things. Then out along the Prado to the Parc Boreily where I saw the Musee Archeologi que. Nothing very much in it, but some early Xian sarcophagi I was glad to see. A fine one from Arles with sphynxes on it-I suppose it must have been cl . . .
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Wednesday March 27. Left London in a thick fog. Terrible crowd of people at the station. Among them I presently dis tinguished Brian Lascelles with a small Harrow boy in tow, a Russian Boris de Chrustchoff. They are going to Athens. Met Lady Ottoline Morrell on the boat who introduced her husband. Mabel Lowther also on board probably heaps of other people I know. Near an hour late at Paris. Drove over to the Gare du Lyon, got my sleeper and dined with Mr. Lascelles and Boris. Major Archer appeared on the scene. Shared my sleeper with a girl, Miss Charteris going to Egy pt. Thursday March 28. Bright fine morning. Saw and spoke to the Archers at the station at Marseille. They had been ordered back to Baluchistan and their leave cut short. Mr. Lascelles was join ed by Mr. Medley a master at Harrow school a nice boy with a pleasant face. Walked down to the Louvre did some shopping and lunched. Then by tram to La Joliett . . .
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<uWednesday January 20, 1909.>u Left London at 11, Mother and Hugo seeing me off and Willie T. appearing at the last moment. Travelled without adventure to Paris and dined and got into a full train. <uThursday January 21, 1909.> My travelling companion was a Mrs Broadbridge, an intellignet little woman wife of an e ngineer who is now on the W coast of Africa. She had been all over the world. We talked of the suffrage and I enlisted her among the Antis. Got to Marseille at 9.30, bright but cold. My boat, the Equateus, left at noon. Very empty; There are only 10 1st class male passengers of various nationalities and one old French woman of 70 who goes to Jerusalem every year for 2 months "pour .. ......." I subsequently found that she was a cousin of M de Noai lles. Pleasant afternoon but the wind got up a little before night and I went to bed soon after dinner. <uFriday January 22, 1909.>u On deck soon after 8, very fine but a cold wind. Etna splendid, smo . . .
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<uWednesday January 4, 1911.>u Off at 11 from Victoria. Marna and Val Pease in the train and the whole Cobham party goi ng to Switzerland. Sir Frank S. came tosee me off. Cold and rough crossing. Luggage registered straight through to Marseille and no douane till there, so I drove across Paris with my small Hundgepack and dined at the Gare de Lyon s. Viollet and his wife came to see me there and gave me an account of their journey. They spent only one day at Ukheidir so they can't have done much. But they say my plan is accurate. He said he had planned all those interestin g monasteries in the Tur Abdin, but he had never heard of Khakh! A little black French woman, very aimiable, in my sleeping compartment. <uThursday January 5, 1911.>u Sunny but freezing in Marseilles. Got on board the Orenogne at 11 and we left at 12. Cold but sunny. A curious company of commis voyageurs and a party of tourists to Syria . . .
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Jan 16. Today I returned to the desert and as I rode past the station of Ziza, I stopped and asked whether the missing letter from you were not, by chance, there. But there was nothing and I, crossing the little thread of rail that binds me here to the outer world, felt like the a Fate with the shears-Clotho, to whom we bow the head. I have cut the thread. I can hear no more from you or from anyone, and what is more, do you know that I am an outlaw? Louis Mallet has informed me that if I go on towards Nejd my own government washes its hands of me, and I have given a categorical ac quittal to the Ottoman government, saying that I go on at my own risk. This is the price I pay for having been caught at Ziza. It is not, in reality, heavy; for in no case could the Turks be held responsible for me, since I travel withouth a guard, and British protection is not of great value in these wastes. If my fellow inhabitants here were to take it into their minds to rob me, I do n . . .
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<uMonday,September 28, 1919.>u Reached Port Sa'id on the Nevasa at 5 p.m. on Sunday 28th.Fellow travellers General Ke nyon, Director General of Ordnance, Col.Anderson, a sapper, Mr and Mrs Little, Americans connected with jute works, Mr. L. Crump Resident at Patiala, Mr Sifton and Mr Morshead, both of Behar and Orissa, Kumar Singh, a Rajput princeling , Mr and Mrs Smith, I.C.S. from Punjab; the Captain's name was Henderson, a nice Scotchman. Left Marie to go on to Bombay with the luggage. Caught the 6.10 train after telegraphing to Sir Gilbert Clayton who had sent me a letter through the Embarkation officer. Col. Elgood has left Port Said. Gen Clayton met me at the station and took me to Shepheard's. He has now been installed about a month as Adviser to the Min. of the Interior, Col. Meinertzhagen having taken his place as P.O. for Palestine and Syria. Cheetham, who is in charge for Allenby, has Arabia under him-this having been under Clayton but now taken away . . .
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1913-1914 -30- of your own people? He replied Wallah ma nidri. We went cautiously onto the shoulder of the tell--looked through my glasses all over the Ga'rah. There was no one. So we climbed to the top and took bearings-back to the rijm of 11 o'clock was 338. In front was the great mass of broken rugged hills and table topped tells of the Tor. To the W the 2 big hills at the end of the high ground with a very small tell below them which Umm al Rqubbeh. The Arabs drink from here when they are camped at Helbeh. We were not sure where al Hansah was-Sayyah does not know the country from this side. Ghineh was to the E, a little SE, we could not see it. It is a sandy bottom between several small valleys, flowing together; very good pasturage. They drink from Umm al Rqubbeh which is a khabra. We decided not to go to Helbeh, for seeing that there had been no rain and all the world was dried up, we think that Hathmel must have moved E, to the W. Sirhan or to the Hamad beyond. We . . .
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1877D 9 <D18 July 1877> Miss Aitchison birthday 1877D 376 got many knew cousins Billy and Gerald little Arthur Godman and lost one 1877D 21 read the Town Crier finished it. Wrote to Billy 1877D 341 and read Billy and ...... came. Evening papa was tiger 1877D 376 I have got many knew cousins Billy and Gerald little Arthur Godman and lost one 1877D 337 garden it was so muddy. Billy and Leila are cameing tomorrow. Evening played 1877D 343 <D23 December 1877> Morning went out and showed Billy the garden 1877D 158 Evening wrote to Billy Mammy read to us a very amusing book called The 1877D 153 rockets we had great fun. I got a letter from Billy. Nucie is gone to 1877D 359 Afternoon everybody skated even Billy, Dena did not. Evening we played 1877D 104 . . .
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1878D 694 Morning went into the garden went to meet Aunty Ada 1878D 121 February 1878> Morning stopped at home. Auntie Ada and Auntie 1878D 174 went to Auntie Ada at noon to stay till saturday and Miss .... left 1878D 646 so tired when we came home we found that Aunty Ada had come 1878D 707 1878> Morning dinner at harf past twelve Aunty Ada went 1878D 409 haurbour then we came in and had tea. Evening Annie 1878D 961 met Annie and she went with me to brown lessons tea had 1878D 480 garden and romped with Annie we had such fun. Lessons went on very well got 1878D 502 Evening went into our fiel with Fay and Anny Fay was so funny in 1878D 799 in the garden and read ........ I played with Arthur 1878D 858 played with Arthur made lavender bags and went ...... dinner at 1878D 850 . . .
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1893-4D 1153 journey over the Vor Aalberg. We lunched in the train and spent most of the 1893-4D 25 I fancy that may be necessary for the protest. Absinthe was 1893-4D 671 the afternoon went to the Academia where I delighted in M. Angelo's great 1893-4D 895 <D18 February 1894> To the Academia where I discovered with great 1893-4D 812 Academia-I like much an Adoration by ..... which stands on 1893-4D 574 frescoes by Costa and . Then to the Academy which is mighty full 1893-4D 1251 AchenSee. AMy and Frl Sophie with us. We steamed up the 1893-4D 689 very terrible with a sorrow stricken peasant Adam 1893-4D 1564 to see, and above it two of the statues were Adam and a lovely Eve 1893-4D 688 and Filippo Lippi frescoes-Lippi's exquisite Adam and Eve in the 1893-4D 389 girl very pink and e . . .
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1895-9D 949 opposite the Aiguille Centrale which looked very fine. Round a steep 1895-9D 788 across the Romanch valley, Mont Blanc and the Aiguilles 1895-9D 930 to go up to the Refuge Republican for the Aiguilles d'Arne. At 11 came 1895-9D 916 Aiguilles d'Arre and the Galibier and down through woods 1895-9D 937 and the Aiguilles standing up black and forbidding. A deep grey 1895-9D 808 send Hyppolite Rodier over the Col to Ailefroide with some luggage tomorrow 1895-9D 835 Pelvous, the Pic Coolidge sans Noir and the Ailefroide. Pic 1895-9D 835 stood the Pelvous, the Pic sans Noir and the Ailefroide. Pic 1895-9D 461 and got up to the Hutte at 6. We had a porter, Alois 1895-9D 457 with many guides. Finally we engaged one called Alois 1895-9D 505 and went to sleep. Left Vent at 2.45; Alois carrying the box, Papa . . .
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1896-7D 73 Giotto! also the coffin of St Abbondio. Then he took us out by a north door 1896-7D 1055 colour. After lunch to the Academy which is a confusing place. I seem to 1896-7D 531 straight robes standing up before Pilate. To the Accademia for a few 1896-7D 795 Accademia where we stayed 2 hours. Very interesting 1896-7D 758 worth 25 million francs. then to the Accademia where I looked at the 2 1896-7D 509 Accademia where I saw and loved the Capaccio St Ursulas 1896-7D 1114 Renaissance of the best kind. Then to the Accademmia where it was a great joy 1896-7D 332 and a charming Girolamo in the sacristy. The Adige flooded this 1896-7D 1067 Spirito, at one of which we saw a lovely Matteo Adoration and a Fungai 1896-7D 575 solemn kings in the Adoration of the Magi, rushing of angels in the . . .
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1897-0D 1686 pillar-then along the canal to Sir John A-----'s garden and the catacombs 1897-0D 2905 Lesson after tea. Yacoub and Abbasa paid me a long call 1897-0D 3313 his photographs and Abbaza 1897-0D 261 and Pliades visible. Miss Pattinson and the Abbots appeared. The 1897-0D 2909 but very dull. Nina caught us up here. We had Abd 1897-0D 3136 where we arrived at 1.45 very hungry. Found Abd and the lunch. Pretty 1897-0D 3905 where Nina and I sat with Mahmud Effendi and Abd es Salam Effendi and Salim 1897-0D 3180 1900> day. Went after lunch with the old kavass Abdul to the Haram 1897-0D 2742 Passed by a charming well called the Sibeer abu Abdul I 1897-0D 3281 the Sandretskys house-sold me plants. Then by Abdul Rahim outside Abou SEE Abu 1897-0D 2581 9 - extremely rough and rainy. Talked to Mr. Abramson and so to bed 1897-0D 3447 . . .
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1900-2D 2978 Delicious walk up the Aar valley-blue butterwort, yellow anemone a 1900-2D 2835 Badi Allah and saw the other wife. (Abba's Mother's name was Ghanhar 1900-2D 23 up above with windows. Passed an encampment of Abbad (Abebid in the 1900-2D 13 here inhabited by the Abbad. Explored the caves. This is the inscription on 1900-2D 2645 religion and Abbas in Persian. .... oriental untidy garden full of 1900-2D 2659 charming and went to the house of 'Abbas who was out. Got a letter to Abu 1900-2D 2658 off today to see Abbas with Balora. Nice old things 1900-2D 778 told us there that Abbas Effendi was in Haifa. We went off to see his 1900-2D 2667 succeeded in seeing 'Abbas. He was most polite but not very cordial I 1900-2D 2488 the house of Husein Effend . . .
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1902-3D 1694 him and one of Shah Abbas in a Persian pavilion with a garden and flowers 1902-3D 2339 had fled before the oppression of the Abbassids) The other two Sunnis. They 1902-3D 1439 tulsi bush growing near the shrine. Here as at Abu I was not 1902-3D 423 <D20 Dec 1902> Got to Abu Road at , breakfasted and 1902-3D 430 Adashaws and dashed off to the Rajputana Hotel. The 1902-3D 107 talked a long time after lunch. We got to Aden at 7 and 1902-3D 1121 covered with carving. The tomb of Adham Khan is a beautiful 1902-3D 1134 cloud. To the SE is a detached fort 'Adilabad, built by Tughlakh's son and 1902-3D 1994 mud colour with dirt. Most of them have the Afghan sidelocks. Rond a 1902-3D 2025 Kabul Manzil where all the Afghan Caravans come in-full of Bactrian camels 1902-3D 2030 . . .
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1905D 609 are lumped together as the Bilkawieh. The 'Abadeh 1905D 370 with them over an hour. Badi 'Allah has joined Abbas 1905D 379 and the money flows in. Miss Ramsay says that Abbas is very 1905D 381 Hajj says is true that the Americans have taught Abbas that he 1905D 376 Ramsays. I sent Abbas Effendi a message through Dr. Gould asking if he 1905D 1324 Abbaya and a magnificent aghal and was told his name 1905D 1267 should take Abbaysa and mendils from Damascus. $1000 he says for 100 1905D 1712 Abbot who turned out to be the same I had seen 5 years 1905D 2243 get them partly in money and partly in kind. 'Abd 1905D 1207 10 with Salim Beg to the house ofMir Ali Pasha Abd al Kadir 1905D 1209 Mirs have a whoe quarter of the town. 'Abd al Kadir built this house and it is . . .
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1907D 312 the Turks with regard to the Sultan. 'Abdul Aziz stayed 1907D 1366 they call it, then left the horses with Abdullah and went on to the top, an 1907D 1807 nooise. After breakfast Sir W went off with Abdullah to see an inscription and 1907D 1616 as I wanted. We sent the Kurds away, Hassan and Abdullah went but 1907D 2039 Musa is a Yuruk, Osman and Abdullah Turkmans. I had a long talk with the 1907D 1849 June 1907> Off at 6 with the 2 Ramsays, Elyes, Abdullah, Haidar and 1907D 2794 the only number he knew. They nicknamed him Abu Ethnashr. Last year he 1907D 385 Demeter temple and so on up to the Acropolis by a winding path cut in the face 1907D 57 look at properly. Then drove to the Acropolis. Got out opposite the theatre 1907D 2993 the Vali of Konia's brother. He is Kaimakam of Adabazaar. He insisted on 1907D 847 the Adalea . . .
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1909D 690 a Turk, and Hajj Muhammad. I left at 8.30 with Abbas and Mr 1909D 2195 Hussein and Abbas his brother. They are all tiled with blue and 1909D 1016 but there is water in another jubb to the E. Abbas joined us 1909D 1008 much to be examined I sent Abbas to tell the baggage to camp at Munbaya and 1909D 989 <D23 Feb 1909> We left Ramaileh at 7.30, Abbas Chowwish 1909D 690 me, Abbas Chowwish a Turk, and Hajj Muhammad. I left at 8 1909D 698 expressiuons of esteem. Abbas Chowwish and I rode on together and presently 1909D 2065 ruins of a castle called Murrat. I take it to be Abbasid or thereabouts 1909D 1130 and the cattle and horses eat it. At 3 Tell 'Abd 'Ali 1909D 1140 <uSaturday February 27, 1909.>u Left Tell 'Abd 'Ali at 7.15 and at 8.5 got to 1909D 933 to the Gahl. The Great Sheikh of the Fahl is ' . . .
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1911D 1489 and leben. All my zptiehs bewail Nazim. The Persian frontier is quite quiet 1911D 1170 Shatt and here 'Abbas found to his horror that I intended to go on to 1911D 1164 of the way we rode over pottery fragments. 'Abbas said when he was a boy there 1911D 1157 Kurdish zaptieh, Abbas who knew no road. So we had to take a zebeneh 1911D 946 unpacking. 'Abd el Jamil a friend of Kubeisa 2 years ago came to call Abd ul SEE ALSO Abdul Abd ur SEE ALSO Abd ur 1911D 944 tired and were received by the khanji, 'Abd, and by all the muleteers Muhammad, 1911D 2364 till we came to the edge of the Tur 'Abdin and saw a wide valley beneath us 1911D 2168 than the Tur 'Abdin churches. . . .
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1914D 1389 Damascus. I wonder if you are now at Adis Ababa? I do not picture the journey 1914D 1356 the Meissners last night-she was the daughter of Abd al Hamid's Armenian 1914D 1463 - I told you. We borrowed the launch of Abd al Qadir Pasha 1914D 1471 but beauty. And in the dark we dropped down to 'Abd al Qadir's 1914D 865 foray in the stirring days of 'Abd as Aziz, Nuhammad's nephew: and my men came 1914D 1232 Abp of York would see eye to eye with him. So perhaps he 1914D 333 Harb and his brother and a cousin of 'Audeh Abu 1914D 1540 much about bearing for an obliging person at Abu Jir set fire to one of 1914D 1536 day and a dull road: Our destination was Abu Jir, the great pitch springs to 1914D 313 Abu Tayyi, cousin of the great shaikh. A formidable 1914D 297 people, the . . .
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1919D 1371 districts of the Tur 'Abdin etc. He brought forward the historical argument 1919D 842 Yusuf Bey al Sa'dan came to see me, bringing 'Abdul 1919D 1084 big people were already against the Arab Govt. Abdul 1919D 1029 Shammar Jaiba'a admitted that 'Abdul 'Aziz bored him to tears-he's thankful 1919D 574 from Trebizond, sold when she was a child into 'Abdul Hamid's harem where 1919D 966 to take on the government of the country. 'Abdul Rahman asked me what I 1919D 950 While he was talking 'Abdul Rahman came in and I explained to him the matter 1919D 1045 there came Muhammad Kurd 'Ali and 'Abdul Rahman Pasha Yusuf. The former served 1919D 1182 'Abdul Rahman Shahbander for his letter. Then Faiz al 1919D 1125 So to Major Clayton's house where Abdul Rahman Shahbanda came to see me. He 1919D 1095 . . .
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1913-4D 2231 To Baghdad at 1.30. Went to Abd al Ahad's inn in a shaktur and dropped down 1913-4D 1267 is only about 20 and a small son of Mit'ab ibn Abd al Aziz 1913-4D 1852 and herds of the Abdeh Ibn Ajel, who is khal of Abd al Aziz al Rashid 1913-4D 1563 An old sister of Abd al Aziz also and the other Circassian, younger, 1913-4D 1445 and they will slay the Slaim. Abd al Aziz ibn al Slain-the Amirs of Anezeh 1913-4D 1593 another except when he was 6 years away with Abd al Aziz in 1913-4D 2076 Hayyil in the dor of Abd al Aziz in a matter of camels. He was , said he 1913-4D 1749 bi hail| Mashkhur relates+ when 'Abd al Aziz was killed Sultan was at Jof. 1913-4D 1224 go outside the Qasr. She was here when Abd al Aziz was killed and 1913-4D 1878 coffee fire. Mushkhur was with 'Abd al Aziz when he was killed. When 1913-4D 1477 . . .
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1893-4D 1153 journey over the Vor Aalberg. We lunched in the train and spent most of the 1893-4D 25 I fancy that may be necessary for the protest. Absinthe was 1893-4D 671 the afternoon went to the Academia where I delighted in M. Angelo's great 1893-4D 895 <D18 February 1894> To the Academia where I discovered with great 1893-4D 812 Academia-I like much an Adoration by ..... which stands on 1893-4D 574 frescoes by Costa and . Then to the Academy which is mighty full 1893-4D 1251 AchenSee. AMy and Frl Sophie with us. We steamed up the 1878D 694 Morning went into the garden went to meet Aunty Ada 1878D 121 February 1878> Morning stopped at home. Auntie Ada and Auntie 1878D 174 went to Auntie Ada at noon to stay till saturday and Miss .... left 1878D . . .
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1900-2D 453 Nasariyeh.A... .... Kanat runs all the way. There are 2 Kanayits 1897-0D 1686 pillar-then along the canal to Sir John A-----'s garden and the catacombs 1900-2D 2978 Delicious walk up the Aar valley-blue butterwort, yellow anemone a 1900-2D 23 with windows. Passed an encampment of Abbad (Ababid in the 1900-2D 2835 Badi Allah and saw the other wife. (Abba's Mother's name was Ghanhar 1900-2D 23 up above with windows. Passed an encampment of Abbad (Abebid in the 1900-2D 13 here inhabited by the Abbad. Explored the caves. This is the inscription on 1900-2D 2645 religion and Abbas in Persian. .... oriental untidy garden full of 1900-2D 2659 charming and went to the house of 'Abbas who was out. Got a letter to Abu 1900-2D 2658 off today to see Abbas with Balora. Nice old th . . .
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1902-3D 1694 him and one of Shah Abbas in a Persian pavilion with a garden and flowers 1902-3D 2339 had fled before the oppression of the Abbassids) The other two Sunnis. They 1902-3D 1439 tulsi bush growing near the shrine. Here as at Abu I was not 1902-3D 423 <D20 Dec 1902> Got to Abu Road at , breakfasted and 1902-3D 430 Adashaws and dashed off to the Rajputana Hotel. The 1902-3D 107 talked a long time after lunch. We got to Aden at 7 and 1902-3D 1121 covered with carving. The tomb of Adham Khan is a beautiful 1902-3D 1134 cloud. To the SE is a detached fort 'Adilabad, built by Tughlakh's son and 1902-3D 1994 mud colour with dirt. Most of them have the Afghan sidelocks. Rond a 1902-3D 2025 Kabul Manzil where all the Afghan Caravans come in-full of Bactrian camels 1902-3D 2030 . . .
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1905D 609 are lumped together as the Bilkawieh. The 'Abadeh 1905D 370 with them over an hour. Badi 'Allah has joined Abbas 1909D 690 a Turk, and Hajj Muhammad. I left at 8.30 with Abbas and Mr 1909D 2195 Hussein and Abbas his brother. They are all tiled with blue and 1905D 379 and the money flows in. Miss Ramsay says that Abbas is very 1909D 1016 but there is water in another jubb to the E. Abbas joined us 1905D 381 Hajj says is true that the Americans have taught Abbas that he 1909D 1008 much to be examined I sent Abbas to tell the baggage to camp at Munbaya and 1909D 989 <D23 Feb 1909> We left Ramaileh at 7.30, Abbas Chowwish 1909D 690 me, Abbas Chowwish a Turk, and Hajj Muhammad. I left at 8 1909D 698 expressiuons of esteem. Abbas Chowwish and I rode on together and presently 1905D 376 . . .
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1914D 1389 Damascus. I wonder if you are now at Adis Ababa? I do not picture the journey 1911D 1170 Shatt and here 'Abbas found to his horror that I intended to go on to 1911D 1164 of the way we rode over pottery fragments. 'Abbas said when he was a boy there 1911D 1157 Kurdish zaptieh, Abbas who knew no road. So we had to take a zebeneh 1913-4D 3324 says that 'Abd al 'Aziz ibn al Sa'ud holds all Nejd but just 1913-4D 3426 asked 'Abd al 'Aziz whether any city was fairer than Damascus 1913-4D 2231 To Baghdad at 1.30. Went to Abd al Ahad's inn in a shaktur and dropped down 1913-4D 3414 His two brothers there, his son Qasim. Abd al Aziz 1913-4D 1267 is only about 20 and a small son of Mit'ab ibn Abd al Aziz 1913-4D 1852 and herds of the Abdeh Ibn Ajel, who is khal of Abd al Aziz al Rashid 1913 . . .
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