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Letter from John Cawte Beaglehole to his Mother, 10 July, 1928

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My Dear Mummy,

I write this
at the portal of Winchester Col-
, en route to Brittany, to
say that I shall probably miss
the mail this week via America,
& that my next two or three letters
will come by way of Australia
(I suppose).

This is the most charming
old place, with a High Street
full of 18th century bow-windowed
shops, à la Jane Austen. We
paid a pious pilgrimage to her
tomb in the cathedral. [unclear: Close]
beautiful — lawns, trees, grave-
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Later, at tea. Looks as if we
are going to be in a fearful
rush again, as last year, always
wanting to stay a day extra in
every place. We are going to
do a bit of walking in Brittany
if possible, see MontSt Michel &c, &
then move on to Paris. Then
if cash holds out to [unclear: Bupes],
but I doubt if there will be
anything left.

Weather one day out

with love from


Please find enclosed picture
of J.B.'s house.