30 May 1922

Victoria Palace Hotel, Paris

Dear Ida
   Just to say we leave here on Friday for Switzerland. I was so glad to hear of your safe return & to know that you had spent two peaceful days - would they were twenty! I am anxious to know whether you get into touch with Miss Franklin again. She always sounded a delightful woman - different in kind to the others. Do let me know as much as you can of what happens. Dont for goodness sake take thought when you write to me. Why should you, my dear? I am not as horrid as you think. Ill write from la bas. Its so terribly hot here - as hot as ever & my dentist is really a terrible trial. That, and engagements & packing & so on have taken up all my energy for the moment. But I'll send you a real letter from Switzerland. Dont send me any more money. You ought not to have sent this. Though I won't deny it was most terribly useful as Ive had to pay out rather a lot.
   But spend the £20 without a qualm.
            Ever your loving
              K.M. [To Ida Baker, c.30 May 1922.]