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Dorothy Foster correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: MS 0538

Scope and Contents

The Dorothy Foster papers are made up of correspondence, writings, biographical material and photographs. Correspondence includes letters to her father, James M. Foster, written during research trips to England in 1914-1915, Scotland in 1921 and Germany in 1922. They are handwritten and provide detailed descriptions during and after WWI and reflect her particular interest in the theater. Writings consist of Foster's book, "The Earliest Precursor of Our Present-Day Monthly Miscellanies"; articles written for newspapers, some pertaining to Sir George Etherege; and notes about the Mount Holyoke Dramatic Club's affairs. The biographical material includes copies of newspaper articles, magazine clippings, and a retirement fundraiser bulletin chronicling Foster's life. Also, copies of articles pertaining to a cousin, Richard Cooley's China Shop and a notice of offering of the Dorothy Foster property by Mount Holyoke College.

Dates

  • 1914-1923

Conditions Governing Access

Unrestricted

Biographical Note

Dorothy Foster was born on July 1, 1883, in Salem, Massachusetts. She received an A.B. from Bryn Mawr College in 1904 and an A.M. from Radcliffe College in 1908. Shortly thereafter, she became an instructor at Mount Holyoke College in the English Department. She retired in 1948, after publishing many articles. Dorothy Foster died on January 27, 1968, in South Hadley, Massachusetts.

Extent

1 boxes (Faculty/Staff)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Foster, Dorothy, 1883-1968; College teacher. Mount Holyoke College faculty member, 1908-1948. Papers consist of correspondence, writings, biographical information, and photographs. Primarily containing correspondence regarding her views on World War I and her work.

Summary of Correspondence

Dorothy Foster came to Mount Holyoke as a Reader in the Department of English Literature immediately after receiving her undergraduate degree at Bryn Mawr. She spent some years as Instructor and then while on leave worked on her research in England during 1914-1915. During the second semester of 1920-21, when she was Associate Professor in the Department, she returned to work this time on Sir George Etherege, a Seventeenth Century dramatist. She was in London again for the Summers of 1922 and 1923. During these visits she wrote regularly to her father in Boston. The dates for these letters are:
Dorothy's field of interest was drama, especially Shakespeare.

The 1914 trip was her first visit to England and was made possible, evidently, by a legacy from her mother who had died the previous January. All the letters reflect her excitement at seeing so many places about which she had read and studied. She reported in detail on all the literary sites and all the museums she visited; every Sunday she attended a different church, each one carefully described. England was at war and almost every letter comments on wartime London and the news in the British newspapers. She was a frequent theatre goer and sent back long explanations of plot along with critical comments on the performances. She attended poetry readings and lectures, including one by George Bernard Shaw in 1922 (letter of June 22).

She found a residential hotel in Russell Square, the Whitehall, near the British Museum where she worked. Charges were 30 shillings a week for room and board. She thought the "table better than Peterson Lodge" at Mount Holyoke (October 26, 1914). Lunch was out at some restaurant where she might get a vegetable dish, roll, tart and cocoa for $0.14. London houses and buildings were cold and she never could understand why in all kinds of weather "everyone lives with windows open" (March 8, 1921). In the spring from May to July she worked at the Bodleian at Oxford, after spending a week in Stratford where she marched in the Shakespeare birthday procession and attended Shakespeare performances. At Romeo and Juliet she was the only one seated in the first gallery who was not in evening dress (May 2, 1915). While at Oxford she gloried in the boating and swimming on the river and long walks through English lanes and meadows full of wildflowers.

When she returned in 1921 she again stayed at the Whitehall although she found London a far grimmer place than in wartime. Unemployment was acute, the coal strike serious. Toast was not available in restaurants because of the fuel shortage (May 16, 1921). Her first letter after arriving in England dated February 25, 1921 mentions Genevieve Schmich, Mount Holyoke 1920, a rising star in the Benson Theatre Company and all the letters after this time make frequent references to her. Dorothy accompanied the Benson group to Scotland when they went on tour in April. She was even invited to join in a Julius Caesar mob scene but decided it was "too much nuisance" to get made up. In June she and Genevieve rented a Rover roadster and drove through southern England. She sent a description of their trip to the Boston Transcript where it was published on September 28, 1921 (copy in Folio of Genevieve Schmich LD 7096.6 V.I). During the Summer of 1922 she visited Germany seeking material on Etherege and wrote of conditions there and the bitterness toward foreigners.

These letters which are long and well written are of special interest because of the descriptions of sites associated with English literary history and the descriptions of wartime and post-war London.

Of note:

1914

Dec. 20
Boycott of Vienna Cafe. Police search for Germans. War news. Belgians everywhere. Hyde Park orators.
London - signs of war. Shown how to use British Museum.
3 Belgian refugees at House. German atrocities. Making Belgian flags to raise funds.
Sunday church at All-Hallows-on-London-Wall; no heat; 10 in congregation. Because of crowds missed Lord Mayor's Show. Lodging houses doing poorly.
War news. Shelling. London dark. Belgian play and players - much weeping among players, including men. Poetry reading.
Would like Amer. paper - getting only English version of news. English criticism of U.S. Surprised at how England girdles the globe - British enterprises everywhere. Long description of Westminster Abbey.
Fruit in stateroom from J.M. and M.E.W. Ship and war news.
Dec. 9
Fruit in stateroom from J.M. and M.E.W. Ship and war news.
London - signs of war. Shown how to use British Museum.
Boycott of Vienna Cafe. Police search for Germans. War news. Belgians everywhere. Hyde Park orators.
Sunday church at All-Hallows-on-London-Wall; no heat; 10 in congregation. Because of crowds missed Lord Mayor's Show. Lodging houses doing poorly.
3 Belgian refugees at House. German atrocities. Making Belgian flags to raise funds.
Would like Amer. paper - getting only English version of news. English criticism of U.S. Surprised at how England girdles the globe - British enterprises everywhere. Long description of Westminster Abbey.
Nov. 27
Fruit in stateroom from J.M. and M.E.W. Ship and war news.
London - signs of war. Shown how to use British Museum.
Boycott of Vienna Cafe. Police search for Germans. War news. Belgians everywhere. Hyde Park orators.
Sunday church at All-Hallows-on-London-Wall; no heat; 10 in congregation. Because of crowds missed Lord Mayor's Show. Lodging houses doing poorly.
3 Belgian refugees at House. German atrocities. Making Belgian flags to raise funds.
Nov. 18
Fruit in stateroom from J.M. and M.E.W. Ship and war news.
London - signs of war. Shown how to use British Museum.
Boycott of Vienna Cafe. Police search for Germans. War news. Belgians everywhere. Hyde Park orators.
Sunday church at All-Hallows-on-London-Wall; no heat; 10 in congregation. Because of crowds missed Lord Mayor's Show. Lodging houses doing poorly.
Oct. 26
Boycott of Vienna Cafe. Police search for Germans. War news. Belgians everywhere. Hyde Park orators.
London - signs of war. Shown how to use British Museum.
Fruit in stateroom from J.M. and M.E.W. Ship and war news.
Oct. 20
Fruit in stateroom from J.M. and M.E.W. Ship and war news.
London - signs of war. Shown how to use British Museum.
Oct. 19
Fruit in stateroom from J.M. and M.E.W. Ship and war news.

1915

Aug. 24
Visit to Brighton where Pavilion given over to wounded Indian troops. Soldiers guard bridges and tunnels, etc.
En route to Epping Forest saw zepplin damage to Leyton. Report from English doctor re French hospital town.
Cameo stick-pin of German spy. Beds/bedding from student rooms in colleges sent to hospitals. Back to London where house changed - servant trouble a/c enlistments and squabbling guests. Neilson in London - is working night shift at Victoria Station buffet
Question of what to do with cash in case "I go down" during crossing. Call for women in war work. Loss of Warsaw. Spies on Canadian transport.
Bodleian librarian criticizes new Widener "in every respect."
England in "most muddled state of mind" "Many women are now doing men's work ... but when the war is over it will be as bad as ever." Parallels with newspaper reports of 1696 she is working on.
Heat - many swimming. Paddling through lock. Wounded Tommies about town.
Oxford vs. Bryn Mawr.
Advice to father on clothing for tramping/walking. "People don't go off nowadays in their cast-offs - they go in outing regalia." English cooking tasteless. Meal hours. Political scene and war news.
Government changes. "Very free and easy courting manners on the river... and they don"t mind being stared at."
German blockade. Prices up. Fruit and flowers plentiful. Dulwich - Foundlin Hospital where children dressed in style of founding date - 18th C. caps, etc. English fatalistic about German raids. Comment on German Amer. in U.S.
Tales of Hoffman. Hillaire Belloc lecture on war. Germany must be thoroughly subdued. English are "very travelled". German fleet.
3-inch snowfall. Airship over Museum. Everyone knitting, including waitresses. Stone hot water jug in bed.
Man with "lady friend" evicted from house; roomed next door and "I had 'em turned out." Page in house steals 5 Pounds. Saw play David Copperfield - long description - program had synopsis in French for benefit of Belgians.
Christmas. Boxing Day. See many horses still.
War news. Talk on Hamlet. All the things you can get for a penny. Likes English food.
Oxford. Asphixiating gases. Lusitania sunk. Rioting against German citizens. Somerville College a hospital. May Day.
Stratford. Objected to cutting in plays. Benson popular idol. Swan encounter while canoeing. Shakespeare birthday procession.
Arrangements for Stratford visit. Board with meals at $1.60 day. Tea with Miss May, MH instructor in Dept. Army drills. Pontoon bridge practice. War experience of Scottish family.
Tenebrae service at Westminster Cathedral. German submarines. Closing of public houses unlikely - "English bitterly resent any interference with their private lives." Drink the curse of London. Billeting problems Barracks in Chelsea park. First woman lect
Cheap seat at Belloc lecture meant objectionable crowd nearby.
Accounts of airmen coping with weather. Blockade, strike. Signs of mutilation everywhere. English maritime experience - spreading civilization by peaceful means. English colonizing - "what is best for your race."
Regents Park flowers. Shaw play. Dock strike.
Bombing. Home defense drilling. English business day.
Hampstead Heath - St. Albans.
Aug. 8
Cameo stick-pin of German spy. Beds/bedding from student rooms in colleges sent to hospitals. Back to London where house changed - servant trouble a/c enlistments and squabbling guests. Neilson in London - is working night shift at Victoria Station buffet
Question of what to do with cash in case "I go down" during crossing. Call for women in war work. Loss of Warsaw. Spies on Canadian transport.
Visit to Brighton where Pavilion given over to wounded Indian troops. Soldiers guard bridges and tunnels, etc.
Heat - many swimming. Paddling through lock. Wounded Tommies about town.
Oxford vs. Bryn Mawr.
Bodleian librarian criticizes new Widener "in every respect."
England in "most muddled state of mind" "Many women are now doing men's work ... but when the war is over it will be as bad as ever." Parallels with newspaper reports of 1696 she is working on.
Arrangements for Stratford visit. Board with meals at $1.60 day. Tea with Miss May, MH instructor in Dept. Army drills. Pontoon bridge practice. War experience of Scottish family.
German blockade. Prices up. Fruit and flowers plentiful. Dulwich - Foundlin Hospital where children dressed in style of founding date - 18th C. caps, etc. English fatalistic about German raids. Comment on German Amer. in U.S.
Tales of Hoffman. Hillaire Belloc lecture on war. Germany must be thoroughly subdued. English are "very travelled". German fleet.
Bombing. Home defense drilling. English business day.
Hampstead Heath - St. Albans.
Accounts of airmen coping with weather. Blockade, strike. Signs of mutilation everywhere. English maritime experience - spreading civilization by peaceful means. English colonizing - "what is best for your race."
Regents Park flowers. Shaw play. Dock strike.
Tenebrae service at Westminster Cathedral. German submarines. Closing of public houses unlikely - "English bitterly resent any interference with their private lives." Drink the curse of London. Billeting problems Barracks in Chelsea park. First woman lect
Cheap seat at Belloc lecture meant objectionable crowd nearby.
Government changes. "Very free and easy courting manners on the river... and they don"t mind being stared at."
Advice to father on clothing for tramping/walking. "People don't go off nowadays in their cast-offs - they go in outing regalia." English cooking tasteless. Meal hours. Political scene and war news.
Oxford. Asphixiating gases. Lusitania sunk. Rioting against German citizens. Somerville College a hospital. May Day.
Stratford. Objected to cutting in plays. Benson popular idol. Swan encounter while canoeing. Shakespeare birthday procession.
Christmas. Boxing Day. See many horses still.
War news. Talk on Hamlet. All the things you can get for a penny. Likes English food.
3-inch snowfall. Airship over Museum. Everyone knitting, including waitresses. Stone hot water jug in bed.
Man with "lady friend" evicted from house; roomed next door and "I had 'em turned out." Page in house steals 5 Pounds. Saw play David Copperfield - long description - program had synopsis in French for benefit of Belgians.
Aug. 2
Arrangements for Stratford visit. Board with meals at $1.60 day. Tea with Miss May, MH instructor in Dept. Army drills. Pontoon bridge practice. War experience of Scottish family.
Hampstead Heath - St. Albans.
Bombing. Home defense drilling. English business day.
Tales of Hoffman. Hillaire Belloc lecture on war. Germany must be thoroughly subdued. English are "very travelled". German fleet.
German blockade. Prices up. Fruit and flowers plentiful. Dulwich - Foundlin Hospital where children dressed in style of founding date - 18th C. caps, etc. English fatalistic about German raids. Comment on German Amer. in U.S.
Cheap seat at Belloc lecture meant objectionable crowd nearby.
Tenebrae service at Westminster Cathedral. German submarines. Closing of public houses unlikely - "English bitterly resent any interference with their private lives." Drink the curse of London. Billeting problems Barracks in Chelsea park. First woman lect
Regents Park flowers. Shaw play. Dock strike.
Accounts of airmen coping with weather. Blockade, strike. Signs of mutilation everywhere. English maritime experience - spreading civilization by peaceful means. English colonizing - "what is best for your race."
Oxford. Asphixiating gases. Lusitania sunk. Rioting against German citizens. Somerville College a hospital. May Day.
Stratford. Objected to cutting in plays. Benson popular idol. Swan encounter while canoeing. Shakespeare birthday procession.
Government changes. "Very free and easy courting manners on the river... and they don"t mind being stared at."
Advice to father on clothing for tramping/walking. "People don't go off nowadays in their cast-offs - they go in outing regalia." English cooking tasteless. Meal hours. Political scene and war news.
3-inch snowfall. Airship over Museum. Everyone knitting, including waitresses. Stone hot water jug in bed.
Man with "lady friend" evicted from house; roomed next door and "I had 'em turned out." Page in house steals 5 Pounds. Saw play David Copperfield - long description - program had synopsis in French for benefit of Belgians.
Christmas. Boxing Day. See many horses still.
War news. Talk on Hamlet. All the things you can get for a penny. Likes English food.
Question of what to do with cash in case "I go down" during crossing. Call for women in war work. Loss of Warsaw. Spies on Canadian transport.
Cameo stick-pin of German spy. Beds/bedding from student rooms in colleges sent to hospitals. Back to London where house changed - servant trouble a/c enlistments and squabbling guests. Neilson in London - is working night shift at Victoria Station buffet
Oxford vs. Bryn Mawr.
Heat - many swimming. Paddling through lock. Wounded Tommies about town.
England in "most muddled state of mind" "Many women are now doing men's work ... but when the war is over it will be as bad as ever." Parallels with newspaper reports of 1696 she is working on.
Bodleian librarian criticizes new Widener "in every respect."
July 25
Oxford vs. Bryn Mawr.
Bodleian librarian criticizes new Widener "in every respect."
England in "most muddled state of mind" "Many women are now doing men's work ... but when the war is over it will be as bad as ever." Parallels with newspaper reports of 1696 she is working on.
Cameo stick-pin of German spy. Beds/bedding from student rooms in colleges sent to hospitals. Back to London where house changed - servant trouble a/c enlistments and squabbling guests. Neilson in London - is working night shift at Victoria Station buffet
War news. Talk on Hamlet. All the things you can get for a penny. Likes English food.
3-inch snowfall. Airship over Museum. Everyone knitting, including waitresses. Stone hot water jug in bed.
Stratford. Objected to cutting in plays. Benson popular idol. Swan encounter while canoeing. Shakespeare birthday procession.
Christmas. Boxing Day. See many horses still.
Advice to father on clothing for tramping/walking. "People don't go off nowadays in their cast-offs - they go in outing regalia." English cooking tasteless. Meal hours. Political scene and war news.
Oxford. Asphixiating gases. Lusitania sunk. Rioting against German citizens. Somerville College a hospital. May Day.
Heat - many swimming. Paddling through lock. Wounded Tommies about town.
Government changes. "Very free and easy courting manners on the river... and they don"t mind being stared at."
Regents Park flowers. Shaw play. Dock strike.
Tenebrae service at Westminster Cathedral. German submarines. Closing of public houses unlikely - "English bitterly resent any interference with their private lives." Drink the curse of London. Billeting problems Barracks in Chelsea park. First woman lect
Cheap seat at Belloc lecture meant objectionable crowd nearby.
Hampstead Heath - St. Albans.
Arrangements for Stratford visit. Board with meals at $1.60 day. Tea with Miss May, MH instructor in Dept. Army drills. Pontoon bridge practice. War experience of Scottish family.
Accounts of airmen coping with weather. Blockade, strike. Signs of mutilation everywhere. English maritime experience - spreading civilization by peaceful means. English colonizing - "what is best for your race."
Tales of Hoffman. Hillaire Belloc lecture on war. Germany must be thoroughly subdued. English are "very travelled". German fleet.
Bombing. Home defense drilling. English business day.
Man with "lady friend" evicted from house; roomed next door and "I had 'em turned out." Page in house steals 5 Pounds. Saw play David Copperfield - long description - program had synopsis in French for benefit of Belgians.
German blockade. Prices up. Fruit and flowers plentiful. Dulwich - Foundlin Hospital where children dressed in style of founding date - 18th C. caps, etc. English fatalistic about German raids. Comment on German Amer. in U.S.
July 18
Accounts of airmen coping with weather. Blockade, strike. Signs of mutilation everywhere. English maritime experience - spreading civilization by peaceful means. English colonizing - "what is best for your race."
Hampstead Heath - St. Albans.
Bombing. Home defense drilling. English business day.
Tales of Hoffman. Hillaire Belloc lecture on war. Germany must be thoroughly subdued. English are "very travelled". German fleet.
German blockade. Prices up. Fruit and flowers plentiful. Dulwich - Foundlin Hospital where children dressed in style of founding date - 18th C. caps, etc. English fatalistic about German raids. Comment on German Amer. in U.S.
Man with "lady friend" evicted from house; roomed next door and "I had 'em turned out." Page in house steals 5 Pounds. Saw play David Copperfield - long description - program had synopsis in French for benefit of Belgians.
3-inch snowfall. Airship over Museum. Everyone knitting, including waitresses. Stone hot water jug in bed.
War news. Talk on Hamlet. All the things you can get for a penny. Likes English food.
Arrangements for Stratford visit. Board with meals at $1.60 day. Tea with Miss May, MH instructor in Dept. Army drills. Pontoon bridge practice. War experience of Scottish family.
Cheap seat at Belloc lecture meant objectionable crowd nearby.
Tenebrae service at Westminster Cathedral. German submarines. Closing of public houses unlikely - "English bitterly resent any interference with their private lives." Drink the curse of London. Billeting problems Barracks in Chelsea park. First woman lect
Regents Park flowers. Shaw play. Dock strike.
England in "most muddled state of mind" "Many women are now doing men's work ... but when the war is over it will be as bad as ever." Parallels with newspaper reports of 1696 she is working on.
Advice to father on clothing for tramping/walking. "People don't go off nowadays in their cast-offs - they go in outing regalia." English cooking tasteless. Meal hours. Political scene and war news.
Oxford. Asphixiating gases. Lusitania sunk. Rioting against German citizens. Somerville College a hospital. May Day.
Stratford. Objected to cutting in plays. Benson popular idol. Swan encounter while canoeing. Shakespeare birthday procession.
Christmas. Boxing Day. See many horses still.
Bodleian librarian criticizes new Widener "in every respect."
Oxford vs. Bryn Mawr.
Heat - many swimming. Paddling through lock. Wounded Tommies about town.
Government changes. "Very free and easy courting manners on the river... and they don"t mind being stared at."
July 7
Heat - many swimming. Paddling through lock. Wounded Tommies about town.
Oxford vs. Bryn Mawr.
Advice to father on clothing for tramping/walking. "People don't go off nowadays in their cast-offs - they go in outing regalia." English cooking tasteless. Meal hours. Political scene and war news.
Government changes. "Very free and easy courting manners on the river... and they don"t mind being stared at."
Bodleian librarian criticizes new Widener "in every respect."
Man with "lady friend" evicted from house; roomed next door and "I had 'em turned out." Page in house steals 5 Pounds. Saw play David Copperfield - long description - program had synopsis in French for benefit of Belgians.
3-inch snowfall. Airship over Museum. Everyone knitting, including waitresses. Stone hot water jug in bed.
Tales of Hoffman. Hillaire Belloc lecture on war. Germany must be thoroughly subdued. English are "very travelled". German fleet.
German blockade. Prices up. Fruit and flowers plentiful. Dulwich - Foundlin Hospital where children dressed in style of founding date - 18th C. caps, etc. English fatalistic about German raids. Comment on German Amer. in U.S.
Stratford. Objected to cutting in plays. Benson popular idol. Swan encounter while canoeing. Shakespeare birthday procession.
Oxford. Asphixiating gases. Lusitania sunk. Rioting against German citizens. Somerville College a hospital. May Day.
War news. Talk on Hamlet. All the things you can get for a penny. Likes English food.
Christmas. Boxing Day. See many horses still.
Tenebrae service at Westminster Cathedral. German submarines. Closing of public houses unlikely - "English bitterly resent any interference with their private lives." Drink the curse of London. Billeting problems Barracks in Chelsea park. First woman lect
Cheap seat at Belloc lecture meant objectionable crowd nearby.
Arrangements for Stratford visit. Board with meals at $1.60 day. Tea with Miss May, MH instructor in Dept. Army drills. Pontoon bridge practice. War experience of Scottish family.
Bombing. Home defense drilling. English business day.
Hampstead Heath - St. Albans.
Accounts of airmen coping with weather. Blockade, strike. Signs of mutilation everywhere. English maritime experience - spreading civilization by peaceful means. English colonizing - "what is best for your race."
Regents Park flowers. Shaw play. Dock strike.
June 27
Cheap seat at Belloc lecture meant objectionable crowd nearby.
Tenebrae service at Westminster Cathedral. German submarines. Closing of public houses unlikely - "English bitterly resent any interference with their private lives." Drink the curse of London. Billeting problems Barracks in Chelsea park. First woman lect
Arrangements for Stratford visit. Board with meals at $1.60 day. Tea with Miss May, MH instructor in Dept. Army drills. Pontoon bridge practice. War experience of Scottish family.
Government changes. "Very free and easy courting manners on the river... and they don"t mind being stared at."
Advice to father on clothing for tramping/walking. "People don't go off nowadays in their cast-offs - they go in outing regalia." English cooking tasteless. Meal hours. Political scene and war news.
Oxford vs. Bryn Mawr.
Heat - many swimming. Paddling through lock. Wounded Tommies about town.
Christmas. Boxing Day. See many horses still.
War news. Talk on Hamlet. All the things you can get for a penny. Likes English food.
Oxford. Asphixiating gases. Lusitania sunk. Rioting against German citizens. Somerville College a hospital. May Day.
Stratford. Objected to cutting in plays. Benson popular idol. Swan encounter while canoeing. Shakespeare birthday procession.
German blockade. Prices up. Fruit and flowers plentiful. Dulwich - Foundlin Hospital where children dressed in style of founding date - 18th C. caps, etc. English fatalistic about German raids. Comment on German Amer. in U.S.
Tales of Hoffman. Hillaire Belloc lecture on war. Germany must be thoroughly subdued. English are "very travelled". German fleet.
3-inch snowfall. Airship over Museum. Everyone knitting, including waitresses. Stone hot water jug in bed.
Man with "lady friend" evicted from house; roomed next door and "I had 'em turned out." Page in house steals 5 Pounds. Saw play David Copperfield - long description - program had synopsis in French for benefit of Belgians.
Accounts of airmen coping with weather. Blockade, strike. Signs of mutilation everywhere. English maritime experience - spreading civilization by peaceful means. English colonizing - "what is best for your race."
Regents Park flowers. Shaw play. Dock strike.
Bombing. Home defense drilling. English business day.
Hampstead Heath - St. Albans.
June 16
Christmas. Boxing Day. See many horses still.
Stratford. Objected to cutting in plays. Benson popular idol. Swan encounter while canoeing. Shakespeare birthday procession.
Oxford. Asphixiating gases. Lusitania sunk. Rioting against German citizens. Somerville College a hospital. May Day.
Advice to father on clothing for tramping/walking. "People don't go off nowadays in their cast-offs - they go in outing regalia." English cooking tasteless. Meal hours. Political scene and war news.
German blockade. Prices up. Fruit and flowers plentiful. Dulwich - Foundlin Hospital where children dressed in style of founding date - 18th C. caps, etc. English fatalistic about German raids. Comment on German Amer. in U.S.
Man with "lady friend" evicted from house; roomed next door and "I had 'em turned out." Page in house steals 5 Pounds. Saw play David Copperfield - long description - program had synopsis in French for benefit of Belgians.
3-inch snowfall. Airship over Museum. Everyone knitting, including waitresses. Stone hot water jug in bed.
War news. Talk on Hamlet. All the things you can get for a penny. Likes English food.
Accounts of airmen coping with weather. Blockade, strike. Signs of mutilation everywhere. English maritime experience - spreading civilization by peaceful means. English colonizing - "what is best for your race."
Hampstead Heath - St. Albans.
Bombing. Home defense drilling. English business day.
Tales of Hoffman. Hillaire Belloc lecture on war. Germany must be thoroughly subdued. English are "very travelled". German fleet.
Arrangements for Stratford visit. Board with meals at $1.60 day. Tea with Miss May, MH instructor in Dept. Army drills. Pontoon bridge practice. War experience of Scottish family.
Cheap seat at Belloc lecture meant objectionable crowd nearby.
Tenebrae service at Westminster Cathedral. German submarines. Closing of public houses unlikely - "English bitterly resent any interference with their private lives." Drink the curse of London. Billeting problems Barracks in Chelsea park. First woman lect
Regents Park flowers. Shaw play. Dock strike.
Heat - many swimming. Paddling through lock. Wounded Tommies about town.
Government changes. "Very free and easy courting manners on the river... and they don"t mind being stared at."
June 6
Government changes. "Very free and easy courting manners on the river... and they don"t mind being stared at."
Oxford. Asphixiating gases. Lusitania sunk. Rioting against German citizens. Somerville College a hospital. May Day.
Advice to father on clothing for tramping/walking. "People don't go off nowadays in their cast-offs - they go in outing regalia." English cooking tasteless. Meal hours. Political scene and war news.
Stratford. Objected to cutting in plays. Benson popular idol. Swan encounter while canoeing. Shakespeare birthday procession.
Christmas. Boxing Day. See many horses still.
War news. Talk on Hamlet. All the things you can get for a penny. Likes English food.
3-inch snowfall. Airship over Museum. Everyone knitting, including waitresses. Stone hot water jug in bed.
Man with "lady friend" evicted from house; roomed next door and "I had 'em turned out." Page in house steals 5 Pounds. Saw play David Copperfield - long description - program had synopsis in French for benefit of Belgians.
German blockade. Prices up. Fruit and flowers plentiful. Dulwich - Foundlin Hospital where children dressed in style of founding date - 18th C. caps, etc. English fatalistic about German raids. Comment on German Amer. in U.S.
Tales of Hoffman. Hillaire Belloc lecture on war. Germany must be thoroughly subdued. English are "very travelled". German fleet.
Bombing. Home defense drilling. English business day.
Hampstead Heath - St. Albans.
Accounts of airmen coping with weather. Blockade, strike. Signs of mutilation everywhere. English maritime experience - spreading civilization by peaceful means. English colonizing - "what is best for your race."
Regents Park flowers. Shaw play. Dock strike.
Tenebrae service at Westminster Cathedral. German submarines. Closing of public houses unlikely - "English bitterly resent any interference with their private lives." Drink the curse of London. Billeting problems Barracks in Chelsea park. First woman lect
Cheap seat at Belloc lecture meant objectionable crowd nearby.
Arrangements for Stratford visit. Board with meals at $1.60 day. Tea with Miss May, MH instructor in Dept. Army drills. Pontoon bridge practice. War experience of Scottish family.
May 20
War news. Talk on Hamlet. All the things you can get for a penny. Likes English food.
Christmas. Boxing Day. See many horses still.
Man with "lady friend" evicted from house; roomed next door and "I had 'em turned out." Page in house steals 5 Pounds. Saw play David Copperfield - long description - program had synopsis in French for benefit of Belgians.
3-inch snowfall. Airship over Museum. Everyone knitting, including waitresses. Stone hot water jug in bed.
Tales of Hoffman. Hillaire Belloc lecture on war. Germany must be thoroughly subdued. English are "very travelled". German fleet.
German blockade. Prices up. Fruit and flowers plentiful. Dulwich - Foundlin Hospital where children dressed in style of founding date - 18th C. caps, etc. English fatalistic about German raids. Comment on German Amer. in U.S.
Hampstead Heath - St. Albans.
Bombing. Home defense drilling. English business day.
Regents Park flowers. Shaw play. Dock strike.
Accounts of airmen coping with weather. Blockade, strike. Signs of mutilation everywhere. English maritime experience - spreading civilization by peaceful means. English colonizing - "what is best for your race."
Cheap seat at Belloc lecture meant objectionable crowd nearby.
Tenebrae service at Westminster Cathedral. German submarines. Closing of public houses unlikely - "English bitterly resent any interference with their private lives." Drink the curse of London. Billeting problems Barracks in Chelsea park. First woman lect
Arrangements for Stratford visit. Board with meals at $1.60 day. Tea with Miss May, MH instructor in Dept. Army drills. Pontoon bridge practice. War experience of Scottish family.
Stratford. Objected to cutting in plays. Benson popular idol. Swan encounter while canoeing. Shakespeare birthday procession.
Oxford. Asphixiating gases. Lusitania sunk. Rioting against German citizens. Somerville College a hospital. May Day.
Advice to father on clothing for tramping/walking. "People don't go off nowadays in their cast-offs - they go in outing regalia." English cooking tasteless. Meal hours. Political scene and war news.
May 14
Oxford. Asphixiating gases. Lusitania sunk. Rioting against German citizens. Somerville College a hospital. May Day.
Stratford. Objected to cutting in plays. Benson popular idol. Swan encounter while canoeing. Shakespeare birthday procession.
Arrangements for Stratford visit. Board with meals at $1.60 day. Tea with Miss May, MH instructor in Dept. Army drills. Pontoon bridge practice. War experience of Scottish family.
Cheap seat at Belloc lecture meant objectionable crowd nearby.
Tenebrae service at Westminster Cathedral. German submarines. Closing of public houses unlikely - "English bitterly resent any interference with their private lives." Drink the curse of London. Billeting problems Barracks in Chelsea park. First woman lect
Regents Park flowers. Shaw play. Dock strike.
Accounts of airmen coping with weather. Blockade, strike. Signs of mutilation everywhere. English maritime experience - spreading civilization by peaceful means. English colonizing - "what is best for your race."
Hampstead Heath - St. Albans.
Bombing. Home defense drilling. English business day.
Tales of Hoffman. Hillaire Belloc lecture on war. Germany must be thoroughly subdued. English are "very travelled". German fleet.
German blockade. Prices up. Fruit and flowers plentiful. Dulwich - Foundlin Hospital where children dressed in style of founding date - 18th C. caps, etc. English fatalistic about German raids. Comment on German Amer. in U.S.
Man with "lady friend" evicted from house; roomed next door and "I had 'em turned out." Page in house steals 5 Pounds. Saw play David Copperfield - long description - program had synopsis in French for benefit of Belgians.
3-inch snowfall. Airship over Museum. Everyone knitting, including waitresses. Stone hot water jug in bed.
War news. Talk on Hamlet. All the things you can get for a penny. Likes English food.
Christmas. Boxing Day. See many horses still.
May 2
Cheap seat at Belloc lecture meant objectionable crowd nearby.
Arrangements for Stratford visit. Board with meals at $1.60 day. Tea with Miss May, MH instructor in Dept. Army drills. Pontoon bridge practice. War experience of Scottish family.
Regents Park flowers. Shaw play. Dock strike.
Tenebrae service at Westminster Cathedral. German submarines. Closing of public houses unlikely - "English bitterly resent any interference with their private lives." Drink the curse of London. Billeting problems Barracks in Chelsea park. First woman lect
Hampstead Heath - St. Albans.
Accounts of airmen coping with weather. Blockade, strike. Signs of mutilation everywhere. English maritime experience - spreading civilization by peaceful means. English colonizing - "what is best for your race."
Tales of Hoffman. Hillaire Belloc lecture on war. Germany must be thoroughly subdued. English are "very travelled". German fleet.
Bombing. Home defense drilling. English business day.
Man with "lady friend" evicted from house; roomed next door and "I had 'em turned out." Page in house steals 5 Pounds. Saw play David Copperfield - long description - program had synopsis in French for benefit of Belgians.
German blockade. Prices up. Fruit and flowers plentiful. Dulwich - Foundlin Hospital where children dressed in style of founding date - 18th C. caps, etc. English fatalistic about German raids. Comment on German Amer. in U.S.
War news. Talk on Hamlet. All the things you can get for a penny. Likes English food.
3-inch snowfall. Airship over Museum. Everyone knitting, including waitresses. Stone hot water jug in bed.
Stratford. Objected to cutting in plays. Benson popular idol. Swan encounter while canoeing. Shakespeare birthday procession.
Christmas. Boxing Day. See many horses still.
Apr. 15
Man with "lady friend" evicted from house; roomed next door and "I had 'em turned out." Page in house steals 5 Pounds. Saw play David Copperfield - long description - program had synopsis in French for benefit of Belgians.
German blockade. Prices up. Fruit and flowers plentiful. Dulwich - Foundlin Hospital where children dressed in style of founding date - 18th C. caps, etc. English fatalistic about German raids. Comment on German Amer. in U.S.
Tales of Hoffman. Hillaire Belloc lecture on war. Germany must be thoroughly subdued. English are "very travelled". German fleet.
Bombing. Home defense drilling. English business day.
Hampstead Heath - St. Albans.
Accounts of airmen coping with weather. Blockade, strike. Signs of mutilation everywhere. English maritime experience - spreading civilization by peaceful means. English colonizing - "what is best for your race."
Regents Park flowers. Shaw play. Dock strike.
Tenebrae service at Westminster Cathedral. German submarines. Closing of public houses unlikely - "English bitterly resent any interference with their private lives." Drink the curse of London. Billeting problems Barracks in Chelsea park. First woman lect
Christmas. Boxing Day. See many horses still.
War news. Talk on Hamlet. All the things you can get for a penny. Likes English food.
3-inch snowfall. Airship over Museum. Everyone knitting, including waitresses. Stone hot water jug in bed.
Arrangements for Stratford visit. Board with meals at $1.60 day. Tea with Miss May, MH instructor in Dept. Army drills. Pontoon bridge practice. War experience of Scottish family.
Cheap seat at Belloc lecture meant objectionable crowd nearby.
Apr. 9
German blockade. Prices up. Fruit and flowers plentiful. Dulwich - Foundlin Hospital where children dressed in style of founding date - 18th C. caps, etc. English fatalistic about German raids. Comment on German Amer. in U.S.
Tales of Hoffman. Hillaire Belloc lecture on war. Germany must be thoroughly subdued. English are "very travelled". German fleet.
3-inch snowfall. Airship over Museum. Everyone knitting, including waitresses. Stone hot water jug in bed.
Man with "lady friend" evicted from house; roomed next door and "I had 'em turned out." Page in house steals 5 Pounds. Saw play David Copperfield - long description - program had synopsis in French for benefit of Belgians.
Christmas. Boxing Day. See many horses still.
War news. Talk on Hamlet. All the things you can get for a penny. Likes English food.
Tenebrae service at Westminster Cathedral. German submarines. Closing of public houses unlikely - "English bitterly resent any interference with their private lives." Drink the curse of London. Billeting problems Barracks in Chelsea park. First woman lect
Cheap seat at Belloc lecture meant objectionable crowd nearby.
Accounts of airmen coping with weather. Blockade, strike. Signs of mutilation everywhere. English maritime experience - spreading civilization by peaceful means. English colonizing - "what is best for your race."
Regents Park flowers. Shaw play. Dock strike.
Bombing. Home defense drilling. English business day.
Hampstead Heath - St. Albans.
Apr. 3
Christmas. Boxing Day. See many horses still.
Regents Park flowers. Shaw play. Dock strike.
Tenebrae service at Westminster Cathedral. German submarines. Closing of public houses unlikely - "English bitterly resent any interference with their private lives." Drink the curse of London. Billeting problems Barracks in Chelsea park. First woman lect
Bombing. Home defense drilling. English business day.
Tales of Hoffman. Hillaire Belloc lecture on war. Germany must be thoroughly subdued. English are "very travelled". German fleet.
Accounts of airmen coping with weather. Blockade, strike. Signs of mutilation everywhere. English maritime experience - spreading civilization by peaceful means. English colonizing - "what is best for your race."
Hampstead Heath - St. Albans.
3-inch snowfall. Airship over Museum. Everyone knitting, including waitresses. Stone hot water jug in bed.
War news. Talk on Hamlet. All the things you can get for a penny. Likes English food.
German blockade. Prices up. Fruit and flowers plentiful. Dulwich - Foundlin Hospital where children dressed in style of founding date - 18th C. caps, etc. English fatalistic about German raids. Comment on German Amer. in U.S.
Man with "lady friend" evicted from house; roomed next door and "I had 'em turned out." Page in house steals 5 Pounds. Saw play David Copperfield - long description - program had synopsis in French for benefit of Belgians.
Mar. 23
Accounts of airmen coping with weather. Blockade, strike. Signs of mutilation everywhere. English maritime experience - spreading civilization by peaceful means. English colonizing - "what is best for your race."
Hampstead Heath - St. Albans.
Regents Park flowers. Shaw play. Dock strike.
German blockade. Prices up. Fruit and flowers plentiful. Dulwich - Foundlin Hospital where children dressed in style of founding date - 18th C. caps, etc. English fatalistic about German raids. Comment on German Amer. in U.S.
Man with "lady friend" evicted from house; roomed next door and "I had 'em turned out." Page in house steals 5 Pounds. Saw play David Copperfield - long description - program had synopsis in French for benefit of Belgians.
Bombing. Home defense drilling. English business day.
Tales of Hoffman. Hillaire Belloc lecture on war. Germany must be thoroughly subdued. English are "very travelled". German fleet.
Christmas. Boxing Day. See many horses still.
War news. Talk on Hamlet. All the things you can get for a penny. Likes English food.
3-inch snowfall. Airship over Museum. Everyone knitting, including waitresses. Stone hot water jug in bed.
Mar. 8
Christmas. Boxing Day. See many horses still.
War news. Talk on Hamlet. All the things you can get for a penny. Likes English food.
3-inch snowfall. Airship over Museum. Everyone knitting, including waitresses. Stone hot water jug in bed.
Man with "lady friend" evicted from house; roomed next door and "I had 'em turned out." Page in house steals 5 Pounds. Saw play David Copperfield - long description - program had synopsis in French for benefit of Belgians.
Accounts of airmen coping with weather. Blockade, strike. Signs of mutilation everywhere. English maritime experience - spreading civilization by peaceful means. English colonizing - "what is best for your race."
German blockade. Prices up. Fruit and flowers plentiful. Dulwich - Foundlin Hospital where children dressed in style of founding date - 18th C. caps, etc. English fatalistic about German raids. Comment on German Amer. in U.S.
Tales of Hoffman. Hillaire Belloc lecture on war. Germany must be thoroughly subdued. English are "very travelled". German fleet.
Bombing. Home defense drilling. English business day.
Hampstead Heath - St. Albans.
Mar. 2
German blockade. Prices up. Fruit and flowers plentiful. Dulwich - Foundlin Hospital where children dressed in style of founding date - 18th C. caps, etc. English fatalistic about German raids. Comment on German Amer. in U.S.
Tales of Hoffman. Hillaire Belloc lecture on war. Germany must be thoroughly subdued. English are "very travelled". German fleet.
Bombing. Home defense drilling. English business day.
Hampstead Heath - St. Albans.
Man with "lady friend" evicted from house; roomed next door and "I had 'em turned out." Page in house steals 5 Pounds. Saw play David Copperfield - long description - program had synopsis in French for benefit of Belgians.
3-inch snowfall. Airship over Museum. Everyone knitting, including waitresses. Stone hot water jug in bed.
War news. Talk on Hamlet. All the things you can get for a penny. Likes English food.
Christmas. Boxing Day. See many horses still.
Feb. 23
3-inch snowfall. Airship over Museum. Everyone knitting, including waitresses. Stone hot water jug in bed.
War news. Talk on Hamlet. All the things you can get for a penny. Likes English food.
Christmas. Boxing Day. See many horses still.
Bombing. Home defense drilling. English business day.
Tales of Hoffman. Hillaire Belloc lecture on war. Germany must be thoroughly subdued. English are "very travelled". German fleet.
German blockade. Prices up. Fruit and flowers plentiful. Dulwich - Foundlin Hospital where children dressed in style of founding date - 18th C. caps, etc. English fatalistic about German raids. Comment on German Amer. in U.S.
Man with "lady friend" evicted from house; roomed next door and "I had 'em turned out." Page in house steals 5 Pounds. Saw play David Copperfield - long description - program had synopsis in French for benefit of Belgians.
Feb. 16
German blockade. Prices up. Fruit and flowers plentiful. Dulwich - Foundlin Hospital where children dressed in style of founding date - 18th C. caps, etc. English fatalistic about German raids. Comment on German Amer. in U.S.
Man with "lady friend" evicted from house; roomed next door and "I had 'em turned out." Page in house steals 5 Pounds. Saw play David Copperfield - long description - program had synopsis in French for benefit of Belgians.
3-inch snowfall. Airship over Museum. Everyone knitting, including waitresses. Stone hot water jug in bed.
War news. Talk on Hamlet. All the things you can get for a penny. Likes English food.
Tales of Hoffman. Hillaire Belloc lecture on war. Germany must be thoroughly subdued. English are "very travelled". German fleet.
Christmas. Boxing Day. See many horses still.
Feb. 8
Christmas. Boxing Day. See many horses still.
War news. Talk on Hamlet. All the things you can get for a penny. Likes English food.
German blockade. Prices up. Fruit and flowers plentiful. Dulwich - Foundlin Hospital where children dressed in style of founding date - 18th C. caps, etc. English fatalistic about German raids. Comment on German Amer. in U.S.
3-inch snowfall. Airship over Museum. Everyone knitting, including waitresses. Stone hot water jug in bed.
Man with "lady friend" evicted from house; roomed next door and "I had 'em turned out." Page in house steals 5 Pounds. Saw play David Copperfield - long description - program had synopsis in French for benefit of Belgians.
Jan. 31
Christmas. Boxing Day. See many horses still.
War news. Talk on Hamlet. All the things you can get for a penny. Likes English food.
3-inch snowfall. Airship over Museum. Everyone knitting, including waitresses. Stone hot water jug in bed.
Man with "lady friend" evicted from house; roomed next door and "I had 'em turned out." Page in house steals 5 Pounds. Saw play David Copperfield - long description - program had synopsis in French for benefit of Belgians.
Jan. 24
Christmas. Boxing Day. See many horses still.
War news. Talk on Hamlet. All the things you can get for a penny. Likes English food.
3-inch snowfall. Airship over Museum. Everyone knitting, including waitresses. Stone hot water jug in bed.
Jan. 14
War news. Talk on Hamlet. All the things you can get for a penny. Likes English food.
Christmas. Boxing Day. See many horses still.
Jan. 3
Christmas. Boxing Day. See many horses still.

1921

Sep. 8
En route home - Gertrude Knox '09 aboard returning from Near East relief work.
A. Comstock flies to Prague to study taxation. Too many Americans in London.
Margaret Waites (Latin Dept. MH) arrives. Florence Foss's party in Oxford.
Sees Genevieve off at Southampton with Benson Co. headed for So. Africa tour. Mary Hume '18 arrives - Warbekes arrive.
English celebrate Napoleon's centenary and now U.S. Independence Day "queer nation." Coal, cotton, Irish Ques., drought, trade depressed but papers full of Derby, Henley regatta, golf, cricket. King Albert's arrival.
Southern England trip with Genevieve by roadster.
Cotton strike. Bacon house ruin.
Irish question - "shiftless south of Ireland."
Little soot in London a/c coal shortage.
Train schedules greatly reduced - crowds. So glad not at MH for Fairy Queene production in MEW honor. Attitudes toward Germany.
Aberdeen. At lodging tormented with fleas.
Scotland. Miners want nationalization. Harding and League.
Coal strike. Troops gathering. Govt. problems. Benson Theatre Co.
Joined Phoenix Dramatic Soc. to see Genevieve in private performances. London very doggy city. Variety of traffic. English great polishers.
At Whitehall in Russell Square. Parades of unemployed. Genevieve. Householders can't find cooks. Food and clothing more than in U.S. Hotel enlarged with lift and more w.c.'s No charge for bath. Cost $15 week w.o. lunch.
N.Y. Fifth Avenue has "signal towers" where "signal man is stationed" to switch on red light for traffic.
Aug. 24
English celebrate Napoleon's centenary and now U.S. Independence Day "queer nation." Coal, cotton, Irish Ques., drought, trade depressed but papers full of Derby, Henley regatta, golf, cricket. King Albert's arrival.
Sees Genevieve off at Southampton with Benson Co. headed for So. Africa tour. Mary Hume '18 arrives - Warbekes arrive.
Cotton strike. Bacon house ruin.
Southern England trip with Genevieve by roadster.
Little soot in London a/c coal shortage.
Irish question - "shiftless south of Ireland."
Aberdeen. At lodging tormented with fleas.
Train schedules greatly reduced - crowds. So glad not at MH for Fairy Queene production in MEW honor. Attitudes toward Germany.
Coal strike. Troops gathering. Govt. problems. Benson Theatre Co.
Scotland. Miners want nationalization. Harding and League.
At Whitehall in Russell Square. Parades of unemployed. Genevieve. Householders can't find cooks. Food and clothing more than in U.S. Hotel enlarged with lift and more w.c.'s No charge for bath. Cost $15 week w.o. lunch.
Joined Phoenix Dramatic Soc. to see Genevieve in private performances. London very doggy city. Variety of traffic. English great polishers.
N.Y. Fifth Avenue has "signal towers" where "signal man is stationed" to switch on red light for traffic.
A. Comstock flies to Prague to study taxation. Too many Americans in London.
Margaret Waites (Latin Dept. MH) arrives. Florence Foss's party in Oxford.
Aug. 14
At Whitehall in Russell Square. Parades of unemployed. Genevieve. Householders can't find cooks. Food and clothing more than in U.S. Hotel enlarged with lift and more w.c.'s No charge for bath. Cost $15 week w.o. lunch.
Joined Phoenix Dramatic Soc. to see Genevieve in private performances. London very doggy city. Variety of traffic. English great polishers.
A. Comstock flies to Prague to study taxation. Too many Americans in London.
N.Y. Fifth Avenue has "signal towers" where "signal man is stationed" to switch on red light for traffic.
Sees Genevieve off at Southampton with Benson Co. headed for So. Africa tour. Mary Hume '18 arrives - Warbekes arrive.
English celebrate Napoleon's centenary and now U.S. Independence Day "queer nation." Coal, cotton, Irish Ques., drought, trade depressed but papers full of Derby, Henley regatta, golf, cricket. King Albert's arrival.
Irish question - "shiftless south of Ireland."
Little soot in London a/c coal shortage.
Southern England trip with Genevieve by roadster.
Cotton strike. Bacon house ruin.
Scotland. Miners want nationalization. Harding and League.
Coal strike. Troops gathering. Govt. problems. Benson Theatre Co.
Train schedules greatly reduced - crowds. So glad not at MH for Fairy Queene production in MEW honor. Attitudes toward Germany.
Aberdeen. At lodging tormented with fleas.
July 17
N.Y. Fifth Avenue has "signal towers" where "signal man is stationed" to switch on red light for traffic.
At Whitehall in Russell Square. Parades of unemployed. Genevieve. Householders can't find cooks. Food and clothing more than in U.S. Hotel enlarged with lift and more w.c.'s No charge for bath. Cost $15 week w.o. lunch.
Joined Phoenix Dramatic Soc. to see Genevieve in private performances. London very doggy city. Variety of traffic. English great polishers.
Coal strike. Troops gathering. Govt. problems. Benson Theatre Co.
Scotland. Miners want nationalization. Harding and League.
Aberdeen. At lodging tormented with fleas.
Train schedules greatly reduced - crowds. So glad not at MH for Fairy Queene production in MEW honor. Attitudes toward Germany.
Little soot in London a/c coal shortage.
Irish question - "shiftless south of Ireland."
Cotton strike. Bacon house ruin.
Southern England trip with Genevieve by roadster.
English celebrate Napoleon's centenary and now U.S. Independence Day "queer nation." Coal, cotton, Irish Ques., drought, trade depressed but papers full of Derby, Henley regatta, golf, cricket. King Albert's arrival.
Sees Genevieve off at Southampton with Benson Co. headed for So. Africa tour. Mary Hume '18 arrives - Warbekes arrive.
July 5
Southern England trip with Genevieve by roadster.
English celebrate Napoleon's centenary and now U.S. Independence Day "queer nation." Coal, cotton, Irish Ques., drought, trade depressed but papers full of Derby, Henley regatta, golf, cricket. King Albert's arrival.
Irish question - "shiftless south of Ireland."
Cotton strike. Bacon house ruin.
Little soot in London a/c coal shortage.
Train schedules greatly reduced - crowds. So glad not at MH for Fairy Queene production in MEW honor. Attitudes toward Germany.
Aberdeen. At lodging tormented with fleas.
Scotland. Miners want nationalization. Harding and League.
Coal strike. Troops gathering. Govt. problems. Benson Theatre Co.
Joined Phoenix Dramatic Soc. to see Genevieve in private performances. London very doggy city. Variety of traffic. English great polishers.
At Whitehall in Russell Square. Parades of unemployed. Genevieve. Householders can't find cooks. Food and clothing more than in U.S. Hotel enlarged with lift and more w.c.'s No charge for bath. Cost $15 week w.o. lunch.
N.Y. Fifth Avenue has "signal towers" where "signal man is stationed" to switch on red light for traffic.
June 22
Joined Phoenix Dramatic Soc. to see Genevieve in private performances. London very doggy city. Variety of traffic. English great polishers.
Coal strike. Troops gathering. Govt. problems. Benson Theatre Co.
N.Y. Fifth Avenue has "signal towers" where "signal man is stationed" to switch on red light for traffic.
At Whitehall in Russell Square. Parades of unemployed. Genevieve. Householders can't find cooks. Food and clothing more than in U.S. Hotel enlarged with lift and more w.c.'s No charge for bath. Cost $15 week w.o. lunch.
Southern England trip with Genevieve by roadster.
Irish question - "shiftless south of Ireland."
Cotton strike. Bacon house ruin.
Train schedules greatly reduced - crowds. So glad not at MH for Fairy Queene production in MEW honor. Attitudes toward Germany.
Little soot in London a/c coal shortage.
Scotland. Miners want nationalization. Harding and League.
Aberdeen. At lodging tormented with fleas.
June 7
Train schedules greatly reduced - crowds. So glad not at MH for Fairy Queene production in MEW honor. Attitudes toward Germany.
Aberdeen. At lodging tormented with fleas.
Irish question - "shiftless south of Ireland."
Little soot in London a/c coal shortage.
Joined Phoenix Dramatic Soc. to see Genevieve in private performances. London very doggy city. Variety of traffic. English great polishers.
At Whitehall in Russell Square. Parades of unemployed. Genevieve. Householders can't find cooks. Food and clothing more than in U.S. Hotel enlarged with lift and more w.c.'s No charge for bath. Cost $15 week w.o. lunch.
Scotland. Miners want nationalization. Harding and League.
Coal strike. Troops gathering. Govt. problems. Benson Theatre Co.
N.Y. Fifth Avenue has "signal towers" where "signal man is stationed" to switch on red light for traffic.
Cotton strike. Bacon house ruin.
June 2
Little soot in London a/c coal shortage.
Irish question - "shiftless south of Ireland."
Scotland. Miners want nationalization. Harding and League.
Coal strike. Troops gathering. Govt. problems. Benson Theatre Co.
Train schedules greatly reduced - crowds. So glad not at MH for Fairy Queene production in MEW honor. Attitudes toward Germany.
Aberdeen. At lodging tormented with fleas.
N.Y. Fifth Avenue has "signal towers" where "signal man is stationed" to switch on red light for traffic.
Joined Phoenix Dramatic Soc. to see Genevieve in private performances. London very doggy city. Variety of traffic. English great polishers.
At Whitehall in Russell Square. Parades of unemployed. Genevieve. Householders can't find cooks. Food and clothing more than in U.S. Hotel enlarged with lift and more w.c.'s No charge for bath. Cost $15 week w.o. lunch.
May 25
Joined Phoenix Dramatic Soc. to see Genevieve in private performances. London very doggy city. Variety of traffic. English great polishers.
Coal strike. Troops gathering. Govt. problems. Benson Theatre Co.
Scotland. Miners want nationalization. Harding and League.
Aberdeen. At lodging tormented with fleas.
N.Y. Fifth Avenue has "signal towers" where "signal man is stationed" to switch on red light for traffic.
At Whitehall in Russell Square. Parades of unemployed. Genevieve. Householders can't find cooks. Food and clothing more than in U.S. Hotel enlarged with lift and more w.c.'s No charge for bath. Cost $15 week w.o. lunch.
Train schedules greatly reduced - crowds. So glad not at MH for Fairy Queene production in MEW honor. Attitudes toward Germany.
Little soot in London a/c coal shortage.
May 16
Train schedules greatly reduced - crowds. So glad not at MH for Fairy Queene production in MEW honor. Attitudes toward Germany.
Joined Phoenix Dramatic Soc. to see Genevieve in private performances. London very doggy city. Variety of traffic. English great polishers.
Coal strike. Troops gathering. Govt. problems. Benson Theatre Co.
Scotland. Miners want nationalization. Harding and League.
Aberdeen. At lodging tormented with fleas.
N.Y. Fifth Avenue has "signal towers" where "signal man is stationed" to switch on red light for traffic.
At Whitehall in Russell Square. Parades of unemployed. Genevieve. Householders can't find cooks. Food and clothing more than in U.S. Hotel enlarged with lift and more w.c.'s No charge for bath. Cost $15 week w.o. lunch.
Apr. 20
Joined Phoenix Dramatic Soc. to see Genevieve in private performances. London very doggy city. Variety of traffic. English great polishers.
At Whitehall in Russell Square. Parades of unemployed. Genevieve. Householders can't find cooks. Food and clothing more than in U.S. Hotel enlarged with lift and more w.c.'s No charge for bath. Cost $15 week w.o. lunch.
N.Y. Fifth Avenue has "signal towers" where "signal man is stationed" to switch on red light for traffic.
Aberdeen. At lodging tormented with fleas.
Scotland. Miners want nationalization. Harding and League.
Coal strike. Troops gathering. Govt. problems. Benson Theatre Co.
Apr. 14
N.Y. Fifth Avenue has "signal towers" where "signal man is stationed" to switch on red light for traffic.
Scotland. Miners want nationalization. Harding and League.
Coal strike. Troops gathering. Govt. problems. Benson Theatre Co.
Joined Phoenix Dramatic Soc. to see Genevieve in private performances. London very doggy city. Variety of traffic. English great polishers.
At Whitehall in Russell Square. Parades of unemployed. Genevieve. Householders can't find cooks. Food and clothing more than in U.S. Hotel enlarged with lift and more w.c.'s No charge for bath. Cost $15 week w.o. lunch.
Apr. 8
Coal strike. Troops gathering. Govt. problems. Benson Theatre Co.
Joined Phoenix Dramatic Soc. to see Genevieve in private performances. London very doggy city. Variety of traffic. English great polishers.
At Whitehall in Russell Square. Parades of unemployed. Genevieve. Householders can't find cooks. Food and clothing more than in U.S. Hotel enlarged with lift and more w.c.'s No charge for bath. Cost $15 week w.o. lunch.
N.Y. Fifth Avenue has "signal towers" where "signal man is stationed" to switch on red light for traffic.
Mar. 22
Joined Phoenix Dramatic Soc. to see Genevieve in private performances. London very doggy city. Variety of traffic. English great polishers.
N.Y. Fifth Avenue has "signal towers" where "signal man is stationed" to switch on red light for traffic.
At Whitehall in Russell Square. Parades of unemployed. Genevieve. Householders can't find cooks. Food and clothing more than in U.S. Hotel enlarged with lift and more w.c.'s No charge for bath. Cost $15 week w.o. lunch.
Feb. 25
N.Y. Fifth Avenue has "signal towers" where "signal man is stationed" to switch on red light for traffic.
At Whitehall in Russell Square. Parades of unemployed. Genevieve. Householders can't find cooks. Food and clothing more than in U.S. Hotel enlarged with lift and more w.c.'s No charge for bath. Cost $15 week w.o. lunch.
Feb. 8
N.Y. Fifth Avenue has "signal towers" where "signal man is stationed" to switch on red light for traffic.

1922

Aug. 22
Aboard Oropesa. Comments on passengers mostly Germans and Jews. "Such arguers". Few "scandals." People are drawback on 2d class.
Planning German trip. Flying to Brussels.
From Regensburg, Germany. Many women workers in fields, loading, on RR beds. German currency.
Only talk here - of reparations. Japanese professor cannot understand what women are doing at Brit. Mus.
London. At 4 Tavistock Sq. [Has cut her hair] Shares table with A. Comsto who is writing articles for Wall St. Journal. Irish Ques.
Donna Thompson (MR Econ. Dept) with broken leg.
Every third female is "bobbed."
Theatres. Life very social. Many French sympathizers among English.
Aug. 9
From Regensburg, Germany. Many women workers in fields, loading, on RR beds. German currency.
Planning German trip. Flying to Brussels.
Theatres. Life very social. Many French sympathizers among English.
Every third female is "bobbed."
Donna Thompson (MR Econ. Dept) with broken leg.
London. At 4 Tavistock Sq. [Has cut her hair] Shares table with A. Comsto who is writing articles for Wall St. Journal. Irish Ques.
Aboard Oropesa. Comments on passengers mostly Germans and Jews. "Such arguers". Few "scandals." People are drawback on 2d class.
July 23
Planning German trip. Flying to Brussels.
Theatres. Life very social. Many French sympathizers among English.
Every third female is "bobbed."
Donna Thompson (MR Econ. Dept) with broken leg.
London. At 4 Tavistock Sq. [Has cut her hair] Shares table with A. Comsto who is writing articles for Wall St. Journal. Irish Ques.
Aboard Oropesa. Comments on passengers mostly Germans and Jews. "Such arguers". Few "scandals." People are drawback on 2d class.
July 17
London. At 4 Tavistock Sq. [Has cut her hair] Shares table with A. Comsto who is writing articles for Wall St. Journal. Irish Ques.
Donna Thompson (MR Econ. Dept) with broken leg.
Aboard Oropesa. Comments on passengers mostly Germans and Jews. "Such arguers". Few "scandals." People are drawback on 2d class.
Theatres. Life very social. Many French sympathizers among English.
Every third female is "bobbed."
July 11
Every third female is "bobbed."
London. At 4 Tavistock Sq. [Has cut her hair] Shares table with A. Comsto who is writing articles for Wall St. Journal. Irish Ques.
Donna Thompson (MR Econ. Dept) with broken leg.
Aboard Oropesa. Comments on passengers mostly Germans and Jews. "Such arguers". Few "scandals." People are drawback on 2d class.
July 3
Donna Thompson (MR Econ. Dept) with broken leg.
Aboard Oropesa. Comments on passengers mostly Germans and Jews. "Such arguers". Few "scandals." People are drawback on 2d class.
London. At 4 Tavistock Sq. [Has cut her hair] Shares table with A. Comsto who is writing articles for Wall St. Journal. Irish Ques.
June 22
Aboard Oropesa. Comments on passengers mostly Germans and Jews. "Such arguers". Few "scandals." People are drawback on 2d class.
London. At 4 Tavistock Sq. [Has cut her hair] Shares table with A. Comsto who is writing articles for Wall St. Journal. Irish Ques.
June 18
Aboard Oropesa. Comments on passengers mostly Germans and Jews. "Such arguers". Few "scandals." People are drawback on 2d class.

1923

Sept. 5
Terry as Portia. Will be one of the greatest actresses of our time. Wealthy mill owner funds school children's attendance.
Huddersfield - staying with Genevieve and Benson Co. She surpasses Ellen.
Teas and excursions. Neilsons. Elizabeth Drew aims to earn $10,000 next year.
Huddersfield visit and history. Robin Hood country.
Italy occupies Corfu. Germany "in great want" Comstock comments on France. Tokyo earthquake. Smell of beer brewing in Westminster Abbey.
Renting car with Genevieve and taking day trips out of London. British press attacks France.
British press gives much space to U.S. news. Increasing unemployment.
Aug. 25
Teas and excursions. Neilsons. Elizabeth Drew aims to earn $10,000 next year.
Huddersfield visit and history. Robin Hood country.
British press gives much space to U.S. news. Increasing unemployment.
Renting car with Genevieve and taking day trips out of London. British press attacks France.
Terry as Portia. Will be one of the greatest actresses of our time. Wealthy mill owner funds school children's attendance.
Huddersfield - staying with Genevieve and Benson Co. She surpasses Ellen.
Aug. 14
Renting car with Genevieve and taking day trips out of London. British press attacks France.
Teas and excursions. Neilsons. Elizabeth Drew aims to earn $10,000 next year.
Huddersfield - staying with Genevieve and Benson Co. She surpasses Ellen.
Huddersfield visit and history. Robin Hood country.
Terry as Portia. Will be one of the greatest actresses of our time. Wealthy mill owner funds school children's attendance.
July 26
Huddersfield - staying with Genevieve and Benson Co. She surpasses Ellen.
Terry as Portia. Will be one of the greatest actresses of our time. Wealthy mill owner funds school children's attendance.
Huddersfield visit and history. Robin Hood country.
Teas and excursions. Neilsons. Elizabeth Drew aims to earn $10,000 next year.
July 9
Huddersfield visit and history. Robin Hood country.
Huddersfield - staying with Genevieve and Benson Co. She surpasses Ellen.
Terry as Portia. Will be one of the greatest actresses of our time. Wealthy mill owner funds school children's attendance.
June 29
Huddersfield - staying with Genevieve and Benson Co. She surpasses Ellen.
Terry as Portia. Will be one of the greatest actresses of our time. Wealthy mill owner funds school children's attendance.
1923
Huddersfield - staying with Genevieve and Benson Co. She surpasses Ellen.
CR Ludwig

July 1994
Title
Foster correspondence, 1914-1923.
Subtitle
Finding Aid
Status
Edited Full Draft
Date
© 2003
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
English
Sponsor
Encoding funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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