Letter from Lieutenant Colonel Charles Doughty-Wylie to Gertrude Bell concerning permission to join the army from the Foreign Office and arrangements to meet Gertrude in Boulogne or London (later cancels)

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Concerning Charles' delight that the Foreign Office have given permission for him to leave before Thesiger's return, to sail at the end of January. Notes that he is using the threat of his imminent departure to force through the treaty. Makes arrangements to meet Gertrude either in Boulogne or London on or around 10-12 Feb. Later in the letter he reverses on this, stating that the conditions would be wrong and 'intolerable'. Letter dated 17 Jan 1915, Charles asks Gertrude to disregard his writings of 15 Jan. Notes that he is to report to the War Office personally.

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