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Titel: A Very Touching Signed Typed Letter (TLS) in...
DESCRIPTION OF ITEM: Sargent writes in reply to a letter from a Miss Aitken who suffers from polio and had written to Sargent asking for help in obtaining a job. Sargent writes, ‘I was deeply moved reading your letter. My well loved daughter had polio for seven years and finally died from over exerting herself in order to get completely well, so I am naturally very anxious to help you.’ He then goes on to suggest that she approach the Appoitments Director at the BBC and undertakes to help her as much as he can. He then signs off writing, ‘My very best wishes and I do hope that some congenial job will turn up for you, yours very sincerely, Malcolm Sargent.’ HISTORICAL CONTEXT: Sargent’s daughter Pamela tragically died from polio in 1944. The experience affected him deeply and his 1945 recording of The Dream of Gerontius was a powerful expression of his grief at her passing (‘Tunes of Glory: The Life of Malcolm Sargent’ by Richard Aldus - Hutchinson, London 2001). DETAILED CONDITION REPORT - 18cm x 22cm 2pp. Original mailing folds. In the top left hand corner well away from the text is a handwritten note presumably written by Miss Aitken which reads ‘Recd - 11th / 8 Wrote ‘Thank You’ 12/8/63’. Two hole punch holes on left hand edge well away from text. Very light handling at bottom left corner. Else fine. ALL ITEMS SOLD BY ‘A PIECE OF HISTORY’ CARRY A LIFETIME GUARANTEE OF AUTHENTICITY. SHOULD ANY ITEM EVER BE FOUND NOT TO BE COMPLETELY GENUINE, IT MAY BE RETURNED FOR A FULL REFUND. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 000035
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