Felicia Browne

Letter from Felicia Browne to Elizabeth Watson

[April 1936]

In Tate Britain

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Felicia Browne 1904–1936
Letter from Felicia Browne to Elizabeth Watson
[April 1936]
Document - correspondence
Tate Archive
Purchased by Tate Archive from Jim Sproule, Lin Sproule and Felicia France, November 2010.
TGA 201023/2/2


In this letter Browne writes about her new job. The title of the job is unspecified but Duncan Grant's introduction to a catalogue of drawings by Felicia Browne, he writes of her work as a kitchen hand in a restaurant and it is presumably this job she is writing about. She refers to 'unspeakble conditions' and the long hours that she and the other staff have to work. She also tells Elizabeth Watson that she has made an appointment with a trade union representative, presumably as part of her efforts to unionize the restaurant staff. There are also references to Elizabeth Watson coming back from a trip and arrangements for the return of her keys.

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