17 August 1922

Hotel Chateau Belle Vue, Sierre, Switzerland

My dear Richard,
   I did a thing today which it has been in my mind to do for a long time. I made a will, signed it & got it duly witnessed. In it, I left you my large pearl ring. My idea in leaving it to you was that you should give it - if you care to - to your woman whoever she may be. I hope you won't think this ghoulish. But Jack gave me the ring and I feel it would be nice to keep it in the family.
   This doesn't mean, of course, that I am not as large as life and twice as natural. But just in case I was ‘taken sudden' Id like you to know why the ring is yours.
   With love, Richard dear
                               Yours ever
I shall be in London on Thursday staying with Brett. Will there be any chance of seeing you?  [To Richard Murry, 14 August 1922.]