Marie Seton, recipient: Ronald Moody

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

28 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, Kotah House
Date
28 October 1961
Format
Document - correspondence
Collection
Tate Archive
Acquisition
Presented to Tate Archive by Cynthia Moody, the sculptor's niece, 1995.
Reference
TGA 956/1/2/58/39

Description

This letter regards Indira Gandhi's attempts to contact James Cameron and asking Moody to arrange a meeting between them. Marie Seton writes of a rapprochement between Nehru's sister and herself and mentions this sister's loyalty to Paul and Essie (Paul Robeson and his wife Essie). Seton describes family in-fighting and her fears that this sister is putting pressure on Nehru regarding Menon whom she hates. Seton writes about Menon's relationship with Nehru and Dr Allchin's advice that Menon have psychiatric treatment. She tells Ronald that she has had a word with the detective guarding Nehru to keep an eye on Menon in case of any threat of violence or efforts to frame him. The letter concludes with a description of a baby elephant given as a present to Nehru, fears about the unhappiness of Indira's younger son, and news of Paul and Essie Robeson's illnesses.

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