Letter from Gerald Hughes to Donald Crossley CRS/2/2/4
Extent: 1 Letter
Letter dated 1st December 2002 from Gerald Hughes, addressed to Donald Crossley complimenting him for his work as Ted's representative. Hughes goes on to write about the poem: 'the Mantel Clock ticks in the Lonely Parlour' and identifying its inspirational location as the 'Bessie house'. He goes on to reminisce about shooting with Ted - both as children and into later life, complimenting Ted's shooting prowess but also describing him as a 'true conservationist'. Hughes also comments on the 'Britton's Grave' - mentioning that the rock was embedded and giving Crossley further directions to assist in finding it. He ends the letter by writing about the 'Ashes' and asking Crossley to call in on Hilda as she has been unwell and it is her birthday soon. On the outside of the letter, there is a note wishing Crossley a 'happy Christmas' and thanking Crossley for the Foundry pictures, accompanied by a small note about Ted firing arrows, made of nails, into the roof.
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