- Created by
- Marie Seton 1910–1985
- Helene Moody 1902–1978
- Letter from Marie Seton to Helene Moody, addressed from New Delhi
- 26 June 1964
- Document - correspondence
- Tate Archive
- Presented to Tate Archive by Cynthia Moody, the sculptor's niece, 1995.
- TGA 956/1/2/58/61
In this letter, Marie Seton talks about fabric for a divan cover and mentions a possible return to London. She informs the Moodys that she has given their names to the Nandas who will be visiting London and tells them that Satyajit Ray will also be travelling to London. Seton describes the situation with Menon following Nehru's death, including attacks on him, and writes about meeting Menon at Madras airport when he was due to join the Cabinet. She analyses Menon, his mistakes, her relationship with him, and the effect of Nehru's death on Menon. She segues into a discussion of the different grades of mourners in India and the position of women as mourners before going on to share her thoughts on the effect of Menon becoming a Brother of Service to the Theosophists when very young and the effect on him of his attendance at LSE. The letter ends with Seton's speculation about what will happen to her and Menon's relationship.
- Papers of Ronald Moody TGA 956 (248)
- Correspondence TGA 956/1 (84)
- Correspondence with friends TGA 956/1/2 (84)
- Letters from Marie Seton TGA 956/1/2/58 (71)
- Letter from Marie Seton to Helene Moody, addressed from New Delhi TGA 956/1/2/58/61