Marie Seton, recipients: Ronald Moody, Helene Moody

Letter from Marie Seton to Ronald and Helene Moody, addressed from the SS Batory

7 October 1955

Page 1

Created by
Marie Seton 1910–1985
Recipients
Ronald Moody 1900–1984 Helene Moody 1902–1978
Date
7 October 1955
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Ronald Moody, ‘Page 1’ 7 October 1955
Created by
Marie Seton 1910–1985
Recipient s
Ronald Moody 1900–1984
Helene Moody 1902–1978
Title
Letter from Marie Seton to Ronald and Helene Moody, addressed from the SS Batory
Date
7 October 1955
Format
Document - correspondence
Collection
Tate Archive
Acquisition
Presented to Tate Archive by Cynthia Moody, the sculptor's niece, 1995.
Reference
TGA 956/1/2/58/19

Description

In this letter Marie Seton gives her impressions of Cairo, the Sphinx, and the Pyramids. She also comments on the behaviour of Egyptians and Europeans compared with Indians and Pakistanis. She gives her impressions of the Mosque of Mohammed Ali and informs Ronald that she is travelling with Anu, Sushila's sister. She provides details about the Nawab of Chhatari's background, an account of formal presentations made by people on board the ship to the Nawab of Chhatari's and Seton's disgust at people's reactions to him. She tells Moody that after ignoring him, she made contact with the Nawab of Chhatari at Gibraltar and gives a detailed account of her impressions of Chhatari, his views and background.

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