Marie Seton, recipient: Ronald Moody

Incomplete letter from Marie Seton to Ronald Moody, addressed from New Delhi

27 May 1964

Created by
Marie Seton 1910–1985
Recipient
Ronald Moody 1900–1984
Title
Incomplete letter from Marie Seton to Ronald Moody, addressed from New Delhi
Date
27 May 1964
Format
Document - correspondence
Collection
Tate Archive
Acquisition
Presented to Tate Archive by Cynthia Moody, the sculptor's niece, 1995.
Reference
TGA 956/1/2/58/58

Description

This letter is incomplete. The final page(s) are missing.

This letter mainly relates to Nehru's death. Marie Seton describes thousands of people pouring past his house and refers to her presentment of his death which made her stay in India. She informs Moody that his 'Three Heads' have been on the ledge outside Nehru's room so Nehru could go nowhere without seeing them. She shares her belief that Nehru died enlightened and gives an account of her visit to Nehru on 4 May and an account of her arrival at Nehru's house and subsequent vigil with Indira Gandhi by his bed. Seton describes Menon's arrival at the house and how she forced him to see Indira.

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