Marie Seton, recipient: Ronald Moody

Letter from Marie Seton to Ronald Moody, addressed en route to Calcutta

10–11 March 1962

Created by
Marie Seton 1910–1985
Recipient
Ronald Moody 1900–1984
Title
Letter from Marie Seton to Ronald Moody, addressed en route to Calcutta
Date
10–11 March 1962
Format
Document - correspondence
Collection
Tate Archive
Acquisition
Presented to Tate Archive by Cynthia Moody, the sculptor's niece, 1995.
Reference
TGA 956/1/2/58/41

Description

This letter relates mainly to Menon and her relationship with him. Marie Seton describes having a premonition about their future relationship on first meeting Menon and writes about the way that their relationship was used against Menon as a system for checking on him. She refers to the success of machinations to save Menon. Seton tells Moody of her decision to keep a diplomatically low profile. She describes the efforts of a lawyer friend of Menon's to help, the polls, and support for Menon from the Times of India. She also writes of accolades for herself and describes a conversation with the Greek manager of a hotel restaurant who speaks of Menon's left side becoming paralysed and makes anti-Indian remarks. Seton praises Menon. She writes of the benefits of Moody having shown her Ouspensky's system and refers to a meeting with Moody and Ouspensky. She goes on to say more about her relationship with Menon, his illness, and its causes and developments. She concludes the letter by discussing the changes she has undergone as a person over the years.

Archive context

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