19 August

19 August 1920

2 Portland Villas, Hampstead - London

My dear Brett,
If you really do feel any friendship for me - it is a rare feeling, terribly rare - will you send me any letters you have of mine to you. I am the most unfortunate of women - There were one or two or even three times when I committed to paper what I never ought to have let out of my heart. Grant my prayer for the sake of any good moments we may have had and let me have the chance of destroying what ought never to have been sent. I felt (very queerly) that you were in a specially confidential ‘position' because you had been a witness at that Registry Office. But that was great nonsense - such ceremonies are no more binding than tea parties. But please send the letters.
Katherine [Letter to Dorothy Brett in Collected Letters]