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Dear Woodger, Unfortunately Wilkinson & I have both arranged to go on leave just this moment when you are coming back. I expect you can keep yourself fairly busy though. You could:

1) Do ROOT, OUTPUT

2) Try and help other people in Division doing ACE jobs.

3) Read the folder

4) Read some good book

5) Relax

I hope you really are all right. It is a shame to have you come back and find the place deserted. You might be wise to have a relapse for a week.

Yours,

Alan Turing.

Alan Turing in a note adressed to his first assistent at NPL, Mike Woodger. (via freewomenxgrape)

Love Alan Turing’s letters… One thing I think The Imitation Game got wrong was his sense of humor, warmth, and close friendships. Many people have spoken about him fondly, and his letters are usually full of charm and little jokes.

There had been several times when he had come out with ‘I do love you’. Lack of love was not Alan’s problem.

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I read again the passages about his friendship with Joan which was really quite beautiful. Shared passion for outdoor life and mathematics – she even showed him the Fibonacci sequences in the petals of daisies, something he would turn to later on in his studies. 

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No, love was not something he lacked. I think sometimes Alan Turing can be portrayed rather coldly, but he was never so in real life. He had a wide circle of friends and lovers he remained close to until the end of his life. His many letters prove his warmth and charm towards those he cared about.