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Updated July 2012

T. E. Lawrence to Ian Deheer

Clouds Hill,


Dear Ian,

I should have sent this long ago, but in civil life - or in retirement anyway - time ceases to have any really sharp edges. Until I got a note from B.G. this morning, I did not understand that I had been here more than a few days, or years. The cottage is quiet now, my activities with the Newspaper Proprietors Association having delivered me at least temporarily from nuisance. My bikes are both well, and myself. The many little jobs incidental to settling into a new place distract me and fill my days. So all is as well as could be expected.

Will you be good enough to present the second print to P/O Manning! I have no Air Force list, to find his initials, and I expect you see him very often! I hope Bridlington goes well. It will not be our fault, anyhow, if if does not: for we made the boats pretty good. I hope he is not finding the weather (and Catfoss combined) too interfering.


T E Shaw.

My regards to your father, and to Bill, please.

Source: DG 868-9
Checked: jw/
Last revised: 15 January 2005

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