Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)US27/69
TitleGordon Bottomley Silverdale, Carnforth, to Nicoll and Josephine Nicoll
Extent1 item
Date16 June 1943
DescriptionThanks them for their Christmas card, sent from the British Embassy in Washington. He and his wife went to London for a poetry reading at the Aeolian Hall, arranged by the Sitwells and the Marchioness of Crewe. Others present included: Osbert and Edith Sitwell, Walter de la Mare, Gibson, Vita Sackville-West, H D, Arthur Waley, W J Turner, John Masefield and T S Eliot. Laurence Binyon was to have been present but was ill and died a few days later. The poetry reading; many of the participants did not read their work well. The Queen and the princesses were present. He later attended a dinner party, a reception at the Marquis of Crewe's and a tea party at Edith Sitwell's club. Saw A month in the country, with Valerie Taylor. Saw war damages in the West End and especially in the East End
Access StatusOpen


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