Letter from Leonard Cheshire to Lionel Curtis



Letter from Leonard Cheshire to Lionel Curtis


Writes about how things are going with the VIP Association in 1946. Additional information about this item was kindly provided by the donor.




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Two page typewritten letter


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V.I.P. ASSOCIATION [word covered by fold]

30th. July, 1946

Lionel Curtis, Esq.
45, Hales Croft,
[word partially deleted], Oxon.

My dear Mr. Curtis,
I just thought you would like to know that things continue to progress up here. We have had a great many difficulties particularly in the matter of personalities. It is now obvious that a high percentage of members came up here [deleted] partly [/deleted] after their own ends: These, however, are no longer with us.
Tomorrow we have a visit from Kinross of the Industrial and Commercial Financial Corporation, which has resulted on my calling on Sir Alan Rae Smith. They have been far more helpful that I could ever have expected, and I am more grateful than I can say.
I have given up my London House and most of my London contacts and do not often get down there. I haven't yet had a chance of meeting Riddell, but I will at the next opportunity.
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I am still very much hoping that one day you will be able to visit us up [hole punched in paper]. I am sorely in need of your opinion and advice, and would like you to see what is happening.
With my kindest regards
Yours ever



Lionel Curtis, “Letter from Leonard Cheshire to Lionel Curtis,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed March 31, 2023, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/16912.

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