Letter from Percy Lund Humphries & Company to the Hogarth Press (16/05/1945)




[[MS 2750/554/13]]


[pre-printed letterhead] lund humphries Percy Lund Humphries & Co Ltd The County Press BRADFORD Printers. Publishers Binders


Hogarth Press, 
Pixmore Avenue, 


16th May 1945.


Dear Sirs,




We are in receipt of your letter of May 14th and note your comments with regard to delays in delivery. We are sorry to let you down in this way, but we have been continually harassed with Stationery Office work.


When we tell you that in addition to working through the Easter Holidays we also worked on the two days holidays for V.E.[Victory Day in Europe] you will realise the pressure that has been brought to bear upon us. We were very late in starting plate making and printing of the above volumes, but we are making arrangements to complete the printing by the end of this month. The job may take some little time to check and pack, but we should be able to despatch during the first week in June. We regret it is impossible to do any better and hope your binders can accommodate this delayed delivery date.


Yours faithfully, | Percy Lund, Humphries & Co, Ltd. | EH [signature initialled by hand]



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Letter from Percy Lund Humphries & Company to the Hogarth Press (16/05/1945)


University of Reading, Special Collections

Percy Lund Humphries & Company send their apologies for missing the delivery date explaining that they are overworked, have worked through the Easter holidays and two V.E day holidays. They state that the work should be finished by the end of the month and should be able to despatch the first week in June. They hope that the binders chosen by The Hogarth Press can accommodate the new date

Typescript letter signed by E. H.