Tidmarsh, to Duncan Grant,

Title
Autograph letter signed : Tidmarsh, to Duncan Grant, 1918 May 19.
Author
Strachey, Lytton, 1880-1932.

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Berg Coll m.b. Strachey, L A.l.s. to Grant, D 1918Schwarzman Building - Berg Collection Room 320

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Grant, Duncan, 1885-1978.
Description
1; 23 cm. +
Note
  • On stationery with "The Mill House / Tidmarsh / Pangbourne" printed at the top of the page; envelope with cancelled postage addressed to Duncan Grant at "Charleston, Firle, Sussex." Strachey resided at The Mill House from late 1917 until July 1924.
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Berg Coll m.b. Strachey, L A.l.s. to Grant, D 1918
OCLC
757546113
Author
Strachey, Lytton, 1880-1932.
Title
Autograph letter signed : Tidmarsh, to Duncan Grant, 1918 May 19.
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Summary
Strachey expresses his unease with the news that Grant may decide to accept a government position as an "official painter" because Grant would be jeopardizing his status as a concientious objector. Lord Beaverbrook, who had recently been appointed Britain's first Minister of Information, was sympathetic to Grant, which is why he offered him the position, but Strachey worries that if Beaverbrook were to leave office, Grant might lose his C.O. status on the grounds that he had shown himself willing to aid the war effort as a creator of propaganda art. In any case, Strachey finds Beaverbrook untrustworthy, and the practical considerations aside, he implies that Grant would be compromising his consistent refusal to aid the war effort.
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England West Berkshire Tidmarsh.
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Grant, Duncan, 1885-1978. Addressee
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Berg Coll m.b. Strachey, L A.l.s. to Grant, D 1918
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