Frances Balfour to Millicent Garrett Fawcett

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Copy of a letter from Frances Balfour to Millicent Garrett Fawcett in Fawcett's hand. Written from 32 Addison Road, Kensington, no date other than 'Monday Night'. Reads ' The conservatives here cannot withdraw Cust if he insists on standing and if the conservatives at Manchester persist in their choice of him. What I told you yesterday was that I believed he would retire and that he must retire is at present (I know) the opinion of those who know about the matter here. Of course he will not retire unless he is absolutely forced to do so. In his place I [w?] hold on to the bitter end'