The George Nungovich Egyptian Hotels Cv., Grand Continental Hotel & D’Angleterre,
I’m still here trying to work – tho the temperature is over 100F in the shade and at least 120 in the sun. As a result the people here do nothing at all (they rarely assert themselves anyway) and it is most impossible to accomplish anything. I’ve been trying to buy Fords, typewriters, stationary etc. for 5 days now – and during spare time trying to get me some shoes and sightsee. I’ve finally located some new Fords- @ £300. Imagine that’s over 400% of the price @
Yesterday I lunched at the local diplomatic club with our Charge d’Affairs. Mr. Gottlieb, a very nice young fellow, and incidentally obtained some valuable information.
In the afternoon Jack Mosseri took me to the Khedeir Club, the aristocratic sporting club of
In the evening
He took me to one of his relative’s houses for supper. His family is the oldest Jewish family in
Reports are current that Weitzman & Brandeis and a number of others are due within the next few days, but as none of them are apparently authentic – I’ll not wait for them but am returning tomorrow evening.
A commission composed of nine Americans including Crane, a
Lots of love,