Published by The two TLsS: 4 June and 5 September 1933; both on letterhead of 4 King s Bench Walk Temple London EC4. The ALS: 16 August 1928; on letterhead of Northey Island off Essex Coast , 1928
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See his entry in the Oxford DNB. All three in good condition, lightly aged. Each letter 1p, 4to, and folded three times. All three signed William Angell . The recipient s details are given in the first letter as: Rev. A. H. Sayers / Orchard Close / Monmouth. (Sayers was Hon. Sec. of the Monmouth Town Branch of the League of Nations Union.) ONE (TLS, 4 June 1928): He will probably be going into hospital for an operation the following week, and has been warned not to accept further engagements, even in the autumn , until he knows how this operation will leave my general health . He would very much like to visit Monmouth, but had not realised when I spoke to you the other night that doctors would be so insistent; but one is rather helplessly in their hands . TWO (ALS, 16 August 1928): He is fairly right again, but extremely fatigued , and simply must cut down my engagements if I am to carry on very indispensable work, so ask me again next year and I hope then to be in better shape and able to accept your invitation. / This year I am afraid it is impossible. A small newspaper cutting announcing that Angell has been apointed the editor of Foreign Affairs is attached to the letter, with short dating. THREE (TLS, 5 September 1933): Begins: Dear Mr. Sayers, / Alas! I am afraid once more I am forced to refuse your very kind invitation. I am leaving for the United States at the beginning of October and shall not be back until the middle of January next year. He may be able to manage a meeeting in Monmouth , if Sayers cared to renew his invitation. Ends: My usual fee for L.N.U. meetings is five guineas and expenses (third class return fare from London). .