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Updated June 2012

T. E. Lawrence to his family


Cairo

19 October 1915

Another empty letter: I really don't know what to write about: there hasn't as a matter of fact, been anything to write about for months. No. I'll send you a copy of my new map of Gallipoli. It's for sale here, and probably the W.O. will publish it at home: but not for a little time, as they have to make the plates by photography. There are 12 printings, and they have to not been all very good.

Woolley is beginning to walk about again: on crutches that is. He has been a long time ill: it was a compound fracture. Many thanks for the book by Garnett. I wonder what Arnie thought of it? I don't think I require anything for the winter:- except more clothes which I will get here.

The Near East is all sitting quiet, watching affairs in Salonika: when that is concluded, it will all start in again. There is going to be rather a busy winter in the Levant. I am pleased on the whole with things. They have gone against us so far that our govt. has become more reasonable, and the final settlement out here, though it will take long, will I think, be very satisfactory. We have to thank our failures for that: and to me, they are worth it.

N.

Source: HL 310
Checked: jw/
Last revised: 1 January 2006


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