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TLS: "Gilbert Murray.", 1p, 8x5. Yatscombe, Boar's Hill, Oxford, 1930 August 1. To "Dear Mr. Dawson". In full: "My wife sent on to me at Geneva the article in the 'Times' Literary Supplement'.…"

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Condition: Lightly creased, otherwise fine condition
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GILBERT MURRAY. TLS: "Gilbert Murray.", 1p, 8x5. Yatscombe, Boar's Hill, Oxford, 1930 August 1. To "Dear Mr. Dawson". In full: "My wife sent on to me at Geneva the article in the 'Times' Literary Supplement'. I quite agree with your judgment of it, but I am afraid that it is no good my writing to the 'Times' people. They regard me as an opponent altogether, and I never write to them if I can help it. I am a good deal distressed at the present political tendencies prevailing just now in England and in other countries. It looks to me as if Nationalism was hardening again and all movements for international understanding and co-operation becoming more difficult. Yours very truly". At the time of this letter, Murray was Chairman of the League of Nations Union (1923-1938). In 1930, he also published The Ordeal of This Generation: The War, the League and the Future, taken from his 1928 Halley Stewart lectures, and a translation of The Suppliant Women. Australian-born British classical scholar and diplomat George Gilbert Aimé Murray (1866-1957) is best known for his Greek translations and for his commitment to the cause of world peace. Murray, who was a Professor of Greek at the University of Glasgow from 1889-1899, became Regius Professor of Greek at Oxford in 1908. The first of his many translations, Andromache, was published in 1900, and Murray's last translation, The Knights, was published in 1956. He also wrote a number of classical studies as well as a novel, a play and numerous pamphlets. In addition to serving in his League of Nations Union position, Murray was the first President of the General Council of the United Nations Association. He wrote several books on international policy, including Liberality and Civilization (1938). Murray refused a knighthood in 1912. Lightly creased with folds, mid-vertical fold at the "G" of Gilbert. Shaded at left, right and lower margins. Overall, fine condition.

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