Letter written to Edith Collier, believed to be from Miss Huntingdon

Beatrice Huntington, Author

This is one of the letters in our collection. It was made in London, England, Great Britain. The date it was made is unknown.
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27 Avonmore Gardens
Avonmore Road
Nov 9
My dear Miss Collier
I wonder if your destination – New Zealand or the South of France – has been settled yet! I do hope it has & in the way you wish. What a time of suspense if must have been for you.
I have just returned to this place of [illeg.] & gloom after a few days in Buckinghamshire where I revelled in hours [illeg.] beech woods – Burnham Beeches on Saturday was a place to dream in! we lost our way & finally stumbled out of the wood on [illeg.] a little inn, where we had tea & then [illeg.] home in the dark. It was the first long walk I had had since you & I went to Gurnard’s Head, & how I enjoyed it. Have the Australians gone back yet? They promised to write to me, & to come to supper with me in London, before they did but I have heard nothing so far. If they are by any chance in St Ives do tell them I am expecting them! Have you come across M. Smel, a Beligium [illeg.] who has been & perhaps still is living at
St Ives. He had a one man show during October at the Burlington Gallery in Leicester Square. It was [illeg.] still life though there were one or two portraits & one or two interiors. His pictures were a blaze of colour & I thoroughly enjoyed them. If you come across him in St Ives & have an opportunity of seeing his work do take it. Mis [sic] Hodgkin must know him. I wonder what she thinks of it.
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156 x 248 mm
ink on paper
Letter written to Edith Collier by an unknown writer, assumed to be Miss Huntingdon. Addressed to "My dear Miss Collier", addressed from "27 Avonmore Gardens, Avonmore Road W14" Kensington, London. Dated "Nov 9" but year is missing. Handwritten in ink on both sides of a single sheet of paper. It looks like it is the first sheet of several, the rest of the letter is missing.
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Collection of The Edith Collier Trust, in the permanent care of the Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui.
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Circa 1985



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