Eleanor Roosevelt to Lorena Hickock

11 November 1942

[London]

Dearest Hick, I wish too you could live in the country if you really want to do that but I think you would soon e very weary of doing no work outside a narrow circle.

Today has seen a quiet day in which my only official engagement was a lunch with the Cabinet wives & they are as dull as ours!

Cambridge [University] yesterday was interesting & my first introduction into industrial billeting. The beautiful Colleges seem on the whole to be little hurt.

Our most vivid impression I think is what a blackout of an entire city really means.

You get a curious feeling over here that nothing but people count.

A world of love,

E.R.
 

ALS AERP, FDRL