Letter from Norman Leys to Leonard Woolf (30/04/1926)



[[MS 2750/255/109]]


[embossed letterhead] BRAILSFORD. NR DEARBY.




Dear Woolf,


The paper is Cmd 2629. Get it. It proves my main contention and disproves nothing I asserted in my book. Unfortunately my legal adviser wants me to qualify certain statements in my proposed rejoinder, which would damage their cutting edge deplorably.


I may have to postpone the rejoinder for another week.





My tenth thoughts are better than my second and this is a chance I will never have again.


Is there anything needing to be settled about the cheap edition except the writing of the postscript? If you dont[sic] answer I shall know there is not.


If the Cmd paper sold 20 copies my rejoinder should sell 100.


[Text written at top margin] I thought that article of Ross’s in the Nation for the best he [1 word illeg.] done[?].


Yours | Norman Leys [signature]

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Letter from Norman Leys to Leonard Woolf (30/04/1926)



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Norman Leys writes regarding, newspaper content and a white paper 'cmd 2629' and a rejoinder he is proposing. He asks if anything further needs to be done regarding the cheap edition of 'Kenya'. [the second page of this letter is damaged and some script is missing]