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Record 124109 covers 4 letters (1934-56) sold at a Sotheby's auction in 1973. One is said to concern "going to Norway and Berlin for the Foreign Office", so it was 1948. In 2017 the same letter came up for sale again, this time at Antiquariat Inlibris, Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH, with the image attached to this record.
The seller's description, including partial transcription of the unshown verso, is as follows:
"Small 4to. 1½ pp. To the British couturière and feminist Elspeth Fox Pitt, née Phelps (1877-1968), thanking for an invitation for himself and his wife "Peter" (i. e. Patricia, née Spence): "[.] Peter + I both wish we could accept it, but [.] I am going to Norway for the British Council, & then to Berlin for the Foreign Office, & while I am away Peter has to look after our son Conrad. However, after the end of October we shall be in London, at 18 Dorset House [.] Dorset House has a restaurant, so we can always give you a meal without difficulty [.]". - On bluish stationery with printed address."
Record last modified 2017/12/07
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