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Crime Mss: Crippen Transcription

Special Collections and Archives

Crime Mss: Crippen Transcription

31st October 1910.

Dear Lady Somerset,

It was not intended that I should
be permitted to write you again for the present,
but the Governor has very kindly assented
to my sending you a short note in reply
to your [letter?] just received as it is important.

First about Ethel, she is well cared for at
present and I am able to see her as I have
wished. She says all is well with her
and later we will see about her future.

Secondly I must protest against your
quoting anything from my letters [in any form?]
whatever, My letters to you have been confi-
dential and I must beg you to be so kind
as to still keep them confidential and also
not to give any facts whatever to newspaper
people until after the appeal is over.

I have appreciated your kindness and sym-
pathy all through and shall never forget
it and believe me I would write you more
at length only I am permitted this on condition
I make it a reply to your suggestion of publish[ing]
what you mention.

I understand your kind wish is only to help me
but please do not publish anything yet and
at no time break confidence I have given to
you in writing. Believe me I appreciate
your good motives and later on you shall
hear from me.

Yours very sincerely
H. H. Crippen