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Added 14th August 2020 by rncmarchives

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Letter
Ida Carroll, Geoffrey Griffiths
1939

Geoffrey Griffiths has been on holiday! He's been away for 3 days, too long to be away from Ida Carroll he writes to her, with an agents' trip. Possibly part of his work with the travel agents?

He talks almost solely about what he ate. It's basically a 3 day menu from Manchester to Rotterdam, Brussles, Antwerp and back. He blames the single ham sandwich he ate on the way back for "the beginning of the reaction" which he believes is the reason "I am now slightly queer; either a slight chill or the beginning of appendicitis." He even updates her on what he ate when he got in, "to bring the description of the trip up to date."

No idea what he thought of the actual places he visited. His excuse is the group was whipped around with no time to enjoy things, and that the best parts were the infrequent moments of slower living where he could people watch.

Ref: CARROLL/IGC/3 GG
With thanks to the Ida Carroll Trust
Date is unknown.

Part of the #NSM2020 project "A 20/20 Legacy: the centenary of the Northern School of Music" supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.
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