Letter from Lieutenant Colonel Charles Doughty-Wylie to Gertrude Bell concerning Gertrude's health and safety on her travels in the Arabian desert

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Concerning Charles being solicitous about Gertrude's health and safety, confessing his 'envy' for her desert expedition. He relates the disappointment of his family and friends that his work for the Boundary Commission brought him no honours, and notes his father's certainty of imminent death. He writes obliquely about his love for Gertrude, but demurs when she [it seems] asks him to write a love letter, arguing that language could not do justice to his feelings.

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