Letter from Frances Hodgkins to Lucy Wertheim
11 Dec 1928 See transcription
My dearest Luce
I wonder when you will be in town again and if I may come & see you. I am now so much better & am feeling more equal to facing the world again. I have had to live in retreat more or less & cure my self by rest & quietness. I do so want to see you & have a talk.
Shall I bring the Water Colour for your cousin with me. It is one of the Concarneau set & I think she will like it. As for the one for your own dear self I think it would be wiser to choose a really nice one from my next show – some time next Spring. I am getting ready for it – I hate all the 1928 work & don’t wish friends to have it. I am doing much better stuff now & from now on I hope.
I hear you have lent some of your oils to the Salon Club M/C much appreciated. Sent me a p c dear Luce saying wh evening you will be at home & if possible give me an alternative. Still trying to let this Flat it is too small & inconvenient for yr friends – only suitable for an artist.
How is Peter? And all your other darlings. Love always from Frances