Letter to Mrs A. Helps p.1

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Date:7th of June 1875

Description:Eliot thanks Alice for the present of a pocket.

Transcript:

The Priory,
21, North Bank
Regents Park.

June 7. 75


The Pocket is perfect my sweet providence & will be a comfort to me in my earthly pilgrimage for a long while. The touch of colour is a charming device.

Loving thanks, dear. I should never have got anything comparable to this without your care for me. The feather-like lightness is the chief requisite for me. I could not carry a wallet at my side with an antique silver clasp either for duty or pleasure.

Be sure to write & let us know of your affairs & intentions before long. Your poor dear face, which we have been used to see so lively, has made a new memory of itself with the shadow of sorrows upon it.

Ever yours affectionately

M. E. Lewes


Note: George Eliot (born Mary Ann Evans) was a local authoress based in the Coventry and Nuneaton district, from 1819-1880.


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