HUGH (BARON DACRE OF GLANTON) TREVOR-ROPER - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 01/07/1982 - HFSID 175080
HUGH TREVOR-ROPER, BARON DACRE OF GLANTON Letter from Trevor-Roper signed as the Baron Dacre of Glanton, thanking him for sending some clippings for him to read, and praises him for his optimism Autograph letter signed: "Dacre of Glanton", in blue ink, 7½x9½. On Trevor Roper's letterhead, dated January 7, 1982.
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HUGH TREVOR-ROPER, BARON DACRE OF GLANTON
Letter from Trevor-Roper signed as the Baron Dacre of Glanton, thanking him for sending some clippings for him to read, and praises him for his optimism
Autograph letter signed: "Dacre of Glanton", in blue ink, 7½x9½. On Trevor Roper's letterhead, dated January 7, 1982. In part: "Dear Mr Croxford Many thanks for your letter, which was forwarded to me by the Sunday Times, and your enclosures, which I have read and now return (items not included). You certainly kept up your own and others spirits in captivity, and I can only admire your enterprise". Noted British historian Hugh Trevor-Roper (1914-2003) was most praised for his knowledge of early British and Nazi Germany history, exemplified in his bestselling book The Last Days of Hitler. Primarily studying Classics during his university years, Trevor-Roper instead chose to focus his career on History, obtaining his degree in 1936 and publishing his first book, a biography on William Laud, a few years later. During World War II, Trevor-Roper served as an officer in the Radio Security Service of the Secret Intelligence Service, intercepting messages between German officials. At the end of the war, Trevor-Roper was ordered to investigate Hitler's death to dispel rumors that he had survived and escaped to the west. Throughout several months in 1945, Trevor-Roper combed through interviews, evidence, and intelligence, and took his findings to publish his book The Last Days of Hitler. The book was an instant success and ranked him as a historical expert, though his credibility would be questioned years later when he falsely authenticated the "Hitler Diaries", a collection of diaries purportedly belonging Hitler. Despite the controversy, Trevor-Roper was always maintained as a well-respected historian and author, and in 1979 was awarded a life peerage at the recommendation of Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, choosing the title Baron Dacre of Glanton. Top left corner clipped. Normal mailing folds. Slight surface creases. Slightly toned. Ink note (unknown hand) incorrectly dating the letter April 1983. Paper clipping affixed to top left corner of verso. Otherwise, fine condition.
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