Marie Seton, recipient: Ronald Moody

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

14 October 1961

Created by
Marie Seton 1910–1985
Recipient
Ronald Moody 1900–1984
Title
Letter from Marie Seton to Ronald Moody, addressed from New Delhi
Date
14 October 1961
Format
Document - correspondence
Collection
Tate Archive
Acquisition
Presented to Tate Archive by Cynthia Moody, the sculptor's niece, 1995.
Reference
TGA 956/1/2/58/36

Description

In this letter Marie Seton asks Moody to update Indira about Menon's illness. She provides some background to Menon's past psychological state and the lead up to the present operation needed because of a clot on the brain. Seton asks Moody to try to persuade Indira to intervene with Nehru who Seton thinks is the only person who can take action in the situation. She emphasises the importance of Menon to Nehru politically, Menon's vulnerable position politically, and Menon's 'unhealthy dependence' on Nehru. She also refers to Indian attitude to mental illness.

Archive context

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