Marie Seton, recipient: Helene Moody

Letter from Marie Seton to Helene Moody, addressed from New Delhi

14 July 1964

Page 1

Created by
Marie Seton 1910–1985
Recipient
Helene Moody 1902–1978
Date
14 July 1964
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Ronald Moody, ‘Page 1’ 14 July 1964
Created by
Marie Seton 1910–1985
Recipient
Helene Moody 1902–1978
Title
Letter from Marie Seton to Helene Moody, addressed from New Delhi
Date
14 July 1964
Format
Document - correspondence
Collection
Tate Archive
Acquisition
Presented to Tate Archive by Cynthia Moody, the sculptor's niece, 1995.
Reference
TGA 956/1/2/58/62

Description

In this letter Marie Seton writes about fabric for a divan and her work on finishing her book. She then describes the pressures surrounding Indira Gandhi and the effect on her. She goes on to talk of the repeated negative comments about Menon in the American press and the impact of this on him, which Seton believes is similar to what both Sergei [Eisenstein] and Paul [Robeson] faced. Seton discusses what her own position with regard to this and the difficulty of helping Menon. She also describes Indira's attitude to the situation with Menon and Seton's belief that the only solution for Menon is to cut himself loose from everyone and seek his 'karma yogin [sic] being'. Seton ends the letter telling Moody that she believes that Nehru died when he was ready.

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