Louisa Garrett Anderson to Elizabeth Garrett Anderson

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Tuesday 15 September 1914. Written en route to Folkestone in train (writing very shaky). Transcript:

Dearest Mother

I was not able to see anything of you my very dear one in the crowd this morning.

We are a very gay young party except for Dr M and me and we feel we have a great chance which is a reason for joy. You all gave us a fine send-off. The saloon carriage in which we are is rather shakey but it is a great convenience to have some extra space for all the luggage which grew alarmingly at Victoria and included everything calculated to do away with the beneficient effects of Mother Sill's Sea Sick Remedy. Mrs Godfrey Walker brought two dress cardboard boxes of grapes and we were given chocolates and plums and I don't know what else.

This is just what you would have done at my age. I hope I shall be able to do it half as well as you would have done.

With very much love dearest

Yrs always