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TLS: "Gilbert Murray.", 1p, 8x5. Yatscombe, Boar's Hill, Oxford, 1930 August 1. On embossed sheet to "Dear Mr Dawson".

Sale Price $108.00

Reg. $120.00

Condition: Lightly creased, Lightly soiled, otherwise fine condition
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GILBERT MURRAY. TLS: "Gilbert Murray.", 1p, 8x5. Yatscombe, Boar's Hill, Oxford, 1930 August 1. On embossed sheet to "Dear Mr Dawson". In full: "May I introduce Mr Harwood, who wants some help for an educational scheme in Germany on which I think your name would be more useful to him than mine. I am fairly sure that you will be in sympathy. Yours sincerely". 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 fold, mid-vertical fold at the "b" of Gilbert. ½-inch tar at lower right blank edge. Lightly soiled at blank margins, light rust stain at lower left margin. Overall, fine condition.

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