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John Prescott Knight letter to Richard Redgrave including copy of Redgrave's reply to Knight., 1873 March 11

 Item — Box: 2, Folder: 70
Call Number: MSS 22

Scope and Contents

Knight writes that the President has put him in "a fake[?] and painful position - after the last general assembly he made statements to [him], which it seems were not strictly justified - the action therefore of the council on my suppose[d] intention to resign office, or of my supposed desire to be relieved from the duties of office." Knight writes that this was "altogether premature." Knight wishes Redgrave to withdraw the "question from further discussion in the council." He writes, "Acknowledging the kind intentions of the president I should wish this to be considered as a private communication." A copy of Redgrave's reply appears on an inserted sheet: "My Dear K. The action of the council arose[?] from[?] a letter of your own (partly read) to the council. I will do any thing you wish in the matter but you [...] to me to be 'considered private' and I do not know how to interfere - I should [...] your course would be to write to the President or see him - and ask him to let you withdraw the letter wholly. Yours truly R.R."

Dates

  • 1873 March 11

Creator

Physical Description

3 sheet (3 page) : autograph letter, signed ; 18 x 22 cm folded to 18 x 11 cm

Conditions Governing Access

From the Collection: The materials are open for research.

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

General

Addressed from: 20 James Street Buckingham Palace.

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