Malleson, Constance [aka O'Niel, Colette], Letter, 3 November 1939

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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: 
3 November 1939
Place: Blagdon, England
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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: 
00001231-3
Language: 
eng
Type: 
image
Format: 
jpg
Transcript: 

[partial transcription]
2
Bloomsbury landladies are all ruined as university students have all been evacuated to other university towns (Kings from London to Bristol). A great outcry about Government commandeering of all hotels in many places and then leaving them empty and unused and no word of any immediate compensation to hotel keepers.… If you are ill and want a Harley Street specialist it’s a job to find one as nobody seems to know where they or the evacuated hospitals are. I wired for appointment with London dentist and found he’d closed down his very flourishing practice and taken a job with a hospital. Lord Dawson urges partial re-opening of London hospitals for civilian population. I don’t know how Council for Civil Liberties, Union of Democratic Control, and suchlike will be able to exist as no one has any money to support them. Josiah Wedgwood has applied for permission to live in a caravan … and has apparently got permission from local authority. Now that Conscientious Objector tribunals have judges upon them, they seem to be conducted better than in the past.