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WILLIAM RICHARD MORRIS - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 11/23/1933 - HFSID 174502

William Richard Morris, founder of the Morris Oxford, signed this typed letter on Morris Motors letterhead in 1933, saying that he couldn't attend a luncheon. Typed letter signed "W. R. Morris". Pencil notations in lower left corner and on verso in unknown hand.

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WILLIAM RICHARD MORRIS
William Richard Morris, founder of the Morris Oxford, signed this typed letter on Morris Motors letterhead in 1933, saying that he couldn't attend a luncheon.
Typed letter signed "W. R. Morris". Pencil notations in lower left corner and on verso in unknown hand. 1 page, 7x8¾, on Morris Motors Ltd. letterhead. Nov. 23, 1933. In full: "My dear Page Croft, Replying to your letter of November 20th, I am so sorry that it will be impossible for me to accept the invitation which you extend to me to be present at the annual luncheon of the Empire Industries Association, but I am afraid that I already have an engagement for next Tuesday, which will make it impossible for me to be in London on that day. Yours sincerely,". "Page Croft" is possibly HENRY PAGE CROFT (1881-1947), Member of Parliament for Bournemouth from 1918 to 1940. WILLIAM RICHARD MORRIS (1877-1963, born in Worcester, Britain) was a British automobile manufacturer who helped introduce Henry Ford's mass production techniques to the British automobile industry. Morris got his start as the apprentice of a bicycle repairman at 15 and, by 1902, had designed his first motorcycle. Morris formed the Morris Motor Company in 1912; the company's first car was the four-cylinder Oxford, with acetylene headlights and oil taillights, also called the Bullnose because of its round-topped radiator. The Oxford series was built, with only one break, from 1913 to 1971. The Morris Motor Company became the Nuffield Organisation in 1938, which merged with former competitor Austin Motor Company to become the British Motor Corporation in 1952 and later with Jaguar to become British Motor Holdings. Morris was also a philanthropist and founded the Nuffield Foundation, a charitable trust, in 1934 with an endowment of £10 million. Morris was created Baron Nuffield in 1934 and a viscount in 1938. Lightly toned and creased. Folded in quarters and unfolded. Otherwise in fine condition.

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