This morning, ‘between us’ as Kittie put it, Calderon was got up and dressed, his luggage was put on (sic) the car, and he and Kittie came out of the house just after eight o’clock. At that moment, a telegram was delivered to him from Colonel Wilson saying that he need not be in camp until the following day.
Since he was dressed and packed, Calderon decided he could not turn back. The luggage was deposited at Waterloo Station and he went with Kittie to say goodbye to his only visitable relation in London, the painter Frank Calderon, and family. This was possibly at 54 Baker Street, where Frank Calderon had run the School of Animal Painting since 1894. He then wired his mother at Crow Cottage, Ringwood, in the New Forest, to say that he and Kittie would be arriving this afternoon to stay the night.
Clara Calderon, née Storey, was the widow of Victorian painter and Keeper of the Royal Academy Philip Hermogenes Calderon. Normally she lived in London, but she spent long holidays at her cottage in the New Forest, usually with one of her two daughters.
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