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Letter from Viscountess Marie Evelyn Byng of Vimy - 11 March [1933]

Letter from Viscountess Marie Evelyn Byng of Vimy, dated 11 March [1933], to arrange a sitting for her husband

TEL: PADD: 1171.
March 11th

My dear de L.
I know you are abroad so your secretary will open this. But its just to tell you that here we are till Easter - and when do you need Julian for to finish of his portrait?
Evelyn Byng of Vimy


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