Letter from Louisa Garrett Anderson to Ivy Anderson. Written from Wimereux ('Boulogne Base')
Enclosing a letter from Viscountess Pirrie, donating £25 to the work of the Corps, dated 3 Dec 1914
Lady Pirrie very kindly leaves me free to use the £25 as I like & on the whole I think I shd like it best to go to Harrow Rd so that if you have not sent it to Dr Woodcock already, will you please bestow it on Miss Burdett. People are wonderful in their generosity towards any solid work done for the soldiers so that I feel confident we can raise enough money to run our 2 hospitals for another 2 or 3 months & then Dr Murray & I must come home & take up the old threads. If there is still a need for voluntary hospitals perhaps other people will take over this one - but all that must wait.
I don't want to raise money to carry on the work beyond March until I know whether other women will run the Corps & if they do whether they are going to run it well. There is quite a lot of administrative work to be done both here & at Claridge's, & it isn't easy to find anyone willing & able to do it because it carries with it no special reward except of course the success of the Corps if it is well done. I am writing to Lady Pirrie & perhaps you wdn't mind getting a line sent to me from Harrow Rd, if the £25 is allocated there. You haven't told me how much I am in yr debt for all the warm clothes - please let me know & I will send a cheque.
Weather vile. Constant rain. Nurses rather apt to be ill which is annoying when the wards are full. I was in Paris last week for a day & shall go back there this week probably.
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