Malleson, Constance [aka O'Niel, Colette], Letter, 4 October 1943

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Description: 
to Bertrand Russell

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Case Study: 
“Life or Death of the World”: Letters from England and Scandinavia, 1939-1945
Creator: 
Malleson, Constance [aka O'Niel, Colette]
Source: 
letter
Date: 
4 October 1943
Place: Sundborn, Sweden
Collection/Fonds: 
Contributer: 
McMaster University Libraries
Rights: 
Copyright, public domain: McMaster University owns the rights to the archival copy of the digital image in TIFF format.

Identifier: 
00001243
Language: 
eng
Type: 
image
Format: 
jpg
Transcript: 

[partial transcription]
Sundborn, Sweden, 4 October 1943
My dearest Bertie,
I’ve loved this summer: being right on the lake for the first time, I bathed every day and am still bathing now and hope to go on till the ice prevents. Now there are the most lovely autumn days: it’s like living inside a casket of gold set with sapphires; and every time a bit of the gold forests falls away, more of the sapphire lakes shows through. After four years of drawing water, carrying wood and doing all the housework, I’m so used to it that I hardly notice it at all.