Letter from Frances Hodgkins to Barbara Coombes
25 Sep 1945 See transcription
My Dear Barbara
I can’t get off, as I have hoped, to join you and have a grand week of Autumn sunshine. I am so very sorry about it but I am beset with problems & stupid & tedious jobs of work. Also, & this is important, I need a new pair of eyes if I am to do any more work out of doors. Sad but true. You will explain all this to Mrs Mann won’t you? If my Spring Show does come off I will send her cards. I wonder what you are going to do & if you have already found a congenial & remunerative job. Do let me know how you get on & if I can be of any use? I may yet get a chance of painting that glorious red curl down the left side of your cheek. Grapes so delicious. How lovely of you to send them. Love & please a nice message to Mrs Mann. Yours sincerely Frances Hodgkins.