Marie Seton, recipient: Ronald Moody

Letter from Marie Seton to Ronald Moody, addressed from New Delhi, Kotah House

2 September 1961

Created by
Marie Seton 1910–1985
Recipient
Ronald Moody 1900–1984
Title
Letter from Marie Seton to Ronald Moody, addressed from New Delhi, Kotah House
Date
2 September 1961
Format
Document - correspondence
Collection
Tate Archive
Acquisition
Presented to Tate Archive by Cynthia Moody, the sculptor's niece, 1995.
Reference
TGA 956/1/2/58/32

Description

In this letter Marie Seton writes about Indira Gandhi's trip to East Africa and her contact with Jomo Kenyatta through Seton's links with Paul Robeson. Seton informs Moody that his 'Three Heads' is still in the main room of the Prime Minister's house after redecoration. She tells Moody about her relationship with the Nehru household and her efforts to keep everyone positive. She also describes Menon's problems, suggesting he is near to mental collapse, and discusses Nehru's problems with various factions. There is some discussion of her relationship with Menon. Seton provides an account of a meeting with a Russian emissary regarding Eisenstein and her biography of him. She concludes the letter by expressing her gratitude to Ronald 'for making me aware of myself'.

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