Marie Seton, recipient: Ronald Moody

Letter from Marie Seton to Ronald Moody, addressed from Madras

30 November–2 December 1962

Page 1

Created by
Marie Seton 1910–1985
Recipient
Ronald Moody 1900–1984
Date
30 November 1962
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Ronald Moody, ‘Page 1’ 30 November 1962
Created by
Marie Seton 1910–1985
Recipient
Ronald Moody 1900–1984
Title
Letter from Marie Seton to Ronald Moody, addressed from Madras
Date
30 November–2 December 1962
Format
Document - correspondence
Collection
Tate Archive
Acquisition
Presented to Tate Archive by Cynthia Moody, the sculptor's niece, 1995.
Reference
TGA 956/1/2/58/45

Description

This letter was started on 30 Nov 1962 and completed on 2 Dec 1962.

30 Nov 1962
The first part of this letter regards Marie Seton's impressions of Madras and she provides an account of a Governor's lunch and meeting with the new Congress president. She tells Moody of her decision to end her relationship with Menon and describes Menon's jealously of her friendship with Indira and Nehru and his state of mind. She writes about her friendship with Nehru and his ease with her and refers to her godmother Annie Stanley having been 'Indianized' after forty years there.

2 Dec 1962
The second part of this letter regards a weekend visit to the Temple of Meenakshi. Seton informs Ronald that she is on a plane with Nehru, a little girl called Kamaraj, and staff.

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