Letter, Edmond Webb

Webb, Edmondson
Production date
20 Jul 1903

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Brief Description
The letter was written by Edmond Webb to his sister Edith from Cottenham Rectory in Cambridge, England and dated 20 July 1903.

In the letter Edmond writes to his sister about Lily Greig whom he has: formerly said so little. He follows on with: Of course my love for Lily was a thing which she must necessarily hear of before anyone else.

He also makes mention of a former love: I think that when a man has successfully crushed out of his heart one attachment (which in my case it was nothing less than an imperative duty to do so) the most probable thing is that he will in time form another.

He writes about the housemaid and describes her as: that officious damsel constantly causes us to feel that her eye is upon us, she is a precocious little villain of 17 & takes a deep interest in our doings to the detriment of her house work.

Of Mrs Greig he comments: Poor Mrs Greig is rather divided between her ideas of propriety gathered some 60 years ago, and her longing to aid & abet us in every legitimate way. She is a dear old lady, so thoughtful & gracious, & tremendously interested in this new development.
Production date
20 Jul 1903
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Media/Materials description
Paper and black ink.
Height x Width: 216 x 143mm
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Subject date
20 Jul 1903
Credit line
gifted by Miss Elizabeth Webb
Other number(s)
m99/78/329, 76239


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