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november 30, 2014 07.15am

from: janeqt646@gmail.com

to: r.whitcomb@whitbensoco.uk

subject: Good news!

Robert!

Tricia has found a perfect apartment share in Park Slope with two ex-classmates. She is doing a paid (paid!) internship at the Clinton Foundation.

I have booked my ticket (one-way). Expect landing 31st December. We shall greet the New Year together.

Jane xxx


december 24, 2014 01.22am

from: janeqt646@gmail.com

to: r.whitcomb@whitbensoco.uk

subject: Terrible news

Tricia in the hospital. She had a bad fall during her ski trip. Suffered severe concussion.

She’s in a coma, Robert. Doctors don’t know which way it will go.

Can no longer come, obviously.

Keep us in your prayers, my friend.

Love,

J.


december 25, 2014 08.32am

from: r.whitcomb@whitbensoco.uk

to: janeqt646@gmail.com

subject: I'm so sorry

Oh Jane. I am so sorry. Poor, poor Tricia.

To think that I was there on the day of her christening.

I have booked a flight for tonight. I didn’t want you to argue. It’s done. I’m coming.

I’ll be staying with Rosa and Henry in the Upper West Side.

You are not alone my friend.

Love always,

Robert


may 23, 2015 11.16am

from: janeqt646@gmail.com

to: r.whitcomb@whitbensoco.uk

subject: Celebration of Tricia

Robert,

Thank you for all your support these last few months. It meant so much to me that you would come and be by our side.

She’s gone Robert. My baby is gone. She’s not coming back. Ever.

We’re having a small service at St Peter’s Church on Sunday 3rd June at 4pm. I would love it if you could join me.

I don’t know if I can put her in the ground alone.

Love,

J.


may 23, 2015 09.01pm

from: r.whitcomb@whitbensoco.uk

to: janeqt646@gmail.com

subject: Re: Celebration of Tricia

I’m there, my friend. I’m here.

Love, R.