Letter from Sir George Henschel - 27 April 1917

 

Letter from Sir George Henschel, dated 27 April 1917, concerning a proposed visit to Mrs Van Wisselingh with a footnote about his portrait
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April 27th 1917
FRITHWOOD HOUSE.
NORTHWOOD,
HERTS.

My dear László
I shall be in town again on Wed. and try to see you for a moment - at one or a little after - at your studio; but should I not succeed I write to say that our hostess, Mrs. Van Wisselingh, is more than delighted at the prospect of the honour & pleasure of a visit from you and your wife.
We all hope to see you here on Sunday next, the 6th for luncheon.

 

As I told you I know a man with excellent motors who would drive you here in about an hour; he could wait for you here and take you back after tea, say at six, so that you could be home for drinks.  But there are also good trains from Marylebone (Great Central); the one at 11:52 is due here at 12:22 and we would be at the station and walk with you to Frithwood House, a charming walk of between 15 & 20 minutes.  And there is a good

 

Train back to Marylebone at 6.14 or, better still 9.16.
Do come.  And bring your Hungarian songs and perhaps Mrs. László would bring her violin - I would carry it from & to the station in case you come by train, and we'll have a lovely time.  I repeat that I am sure you will not regret it, for besides giving us all the very great pleasure of your company you will enjoy this house and the hospitality of

 

 

 

our most kind and charming hostess.
Please come!  I will bring your portrait - the photograph - with me on Wed.  It is very difficult to find an inscription worthy of the recipient in this case.
With kindest messages also from my wife, to you and yours I am ever yours
George Henschel

 

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