Letter from Edmund Russell to May Wright Sewall.

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RUSSELL, EDMUND

My dear friend

I send you these few letters and must try to tell you a few words about each. Mr. & Mrs Felix [Michels?] you will find the most delightful of all - I do not know the address of their new studio but you can easily find it from London people ----- their receptions you have read about in the [S?-book]. They are the most interesting of the London Art Circle. Mr. [Michels?] is a man of great tact.

I think you will enjoy Walter Crane personally very much. I hope you will see his studio and his work and hear him talk on socialism from an artists standpoint.

I do not know William Morris well enough to give a letter of introduction as he might scarcely remember me. But you can go to one of the meetings at his home. Walter Crane will tell you all about them. Be sure and go up to speak to Mr. Morris after the meeting is over.

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The [Thornbirch?] society will not have the same interest to you now that its leader is gone but you may like to know [Annie Berant?] and I hope you will have an opportunity to hear her speak.

The Countess [Wachtmet?] was [Mrs Blouchsky's?] most intimate friend and her whole life is [wrapt?] up in the [Thornbirch?] work.

(I hope you will meet Lady [Caithney?] the Duchess of [P?] in Paris I want to know her when I go over)

I do not know if [Mr. Boneyea?] is yet in London but I [wish?] you to send for him to call on you if he is -- he is such a wonderful type of beauty. Most of the other Indians I know are gone home.

Mr. [Donald?] is a young Scotchman a very good friend of mine. The [Ed?] of the London [Stm?] I hope he will "interview" -- you must make him.

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Dr. [Moneni?] I think you will find a pleasant [aquaintance?] [? ? ?]. He was Prof at Kings Collaege & chaplin of the Foundling Chapel. Do not refer blame to what I have told you about his [Dilsatem?] study. He will tell you of it.

I want you to go to Mrs. [Defers?] for my sake. She was very kind to me when in Sudan and I would do better for her when she was in this country. I always like to send her interesting [people?] to her receptions she enjoys them so. I decorated the walls of her London too. She will ask Paul Bertan to [?] you a delightful anthem and action who is one of my dearest friends.

Dr. & Mrs. [Densmore?] I have told you of and wish I had told you more - we had [Knelsworth?] Home our season with them for one season in London and they have done us many kindnesses. I have asked Mrs. [Drusman?] to take you to Lady Wild's & to invite Wm. Mull the old Shakespear scholar I told you of to meet you.

For yourself I want you to carefully study their ideas in regards to [d?] I greatly believe in them. For us [ber?] you can do much -- if you have

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time to know them well you will find that they with have very kind and generous natures. They have seen what are termed crashs", but are such hard [standards?students?] that they have risen above that now I think -- their wealth of [came?] helps them. Their income from Garfield Tea is enormous -- above a hundred thousand a year. You could be of great worth to Mrs. H. They are devoted to me, believe in me and have often been on the verge of '[locking'?] me -- I believe if you have time to know them and have some serious talks that they would [do?] my Hamlet for me - both as a [?] and as an investment.

Go to 15 Duhe St. (off Oxford) and get some [ornaments?] of [phorners?] bronze to make [?] & [letter?] for a [?] [?] or perhaps you can set something in silver for your [group?] - they [come?] JJJ swords & are very cheap. They are [ran?] in this country. Introduce yourself to Mr. John Sparks who owns them, as a friend of mine.

I have managed to do something here in spite of the weather & have three [?] which may bring in a hundred dollars to get us on to the next phase.

With all affection Fondly Yours Edmund Russell

Address [?] Hotel Brunswick 5th Ave N.Y.

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