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Updated June 2012

T. E. Lawrence to his family



I got your letter yesterday, and will answer it this morning, while waiting up here for breakfast. I'm living at the Continental, which is half an hour's walk from the Majestic and Astoria, the British quarters, and this morning I found a taxi, which is a rare thing. In consequence I have ten unexpected minutes. About work - it is going on well. I have seen 10 American newspaper men, and given them all interviews, which went a long way. Also President Wilson, and the other people who have influence. The affair is nearly over, I suspect. Another fortnight, perhaps. Everybody seems to be here, and of course it is a busy time. I have had, personally, one meal in my hotel since I got to Paris! That was with Newcombe, who turned up unexpectedly. Bliss, of the Beyrout College is here, and proving a very valuable assistant of the Arab cause. Tell Arnie I haven't seen a bookshop yet. I cannot come to England to meet Bob, but if he came to Paris could see him. I'm always in my room (98, at the Continental) before 10 a.m. (unless out at breakfast as today) and after 11.30 p.m.


Source: HL 352
Checked: jw/
Last revised: 5 February 2006

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