Marie Seton, recipients: Ronald Moody, Helene Moody

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

3 September 1962

Page 1

Created by
Marie Seton 1910–1985
Recipients
Ronald Moody 1900–1984 Helene Moody 1902–1978
Date
3 September 1962
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Ronald Moody, ‘Page 1’ 3 September 1962
Created by
Marie Seton 1910–1985
Recipients
Ronald Moody 1900–1984
Helene Moody 1902–1978
Title
Letter from Marie Seton to Ronald and Helene Moody, addressed from New Delhi, Kotah House
Date
3 September 1962
Format
Document - correspondence
Collection
Tate Archive
Acquisition
Presented to Tate Archive by Cynthia Moody, the sculptor's niece, 1995.
Reference
TGA 956/1/2/58/44

Description

In this letter Marie Seton relays to Moody her impression that Nehru is fading away. She writes about accompanying Indira to the inauguration of a village welfare project and describes the discussions on Nehru's health which took place on the way back from the village. She tells Moody about Indira selecting brocades for people in Nigeria and Ghana and for Madame de Gaulle. Seton then describes a discussion with Indira Gandhi about Nehru's health and Indira's anaemia. She mentions to Moody that Indira has had problems contacting him in London. She describes her sense that Nehru's health is declining and that he is feeling more isolated and lonely. The letter concludes with a summary of Seton's future itinerary taking in Calcutta, Madras, and perhaps Ceylon.

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