[A. Percy Bradley, Clerk of the Course at Brooklands.] Autograph Letter Signed ('A Percy Bradley'), a letter of condolence to the son of celebrated Brooklands time-keeper A. V. 'Ebby' Ebblewhite, with an assessment of his character.

Author: 
A. Percy Bradley [Arthur Percy Bradley] (1887-1952), Clerk of the Course at Brooklands motor racing track, journalist and author [Brooklands Automobile Racing Club; A. V. Ebblewhite ('Ebby')]
Publication details: 
On 'Memorandum' letterhead of Brooklands Automobile Racing Club, Brooklands Motor Course, Weybridge. 13 December 1939.
£120.00
SKU: 21512

A letter of condolence to the son of A. V. 'Ebby' Ebblewhite [Albert Victor Ebblewhite] (1871-1939), who has been described as 'the inexhaustible handicapper and time-keeper, not only at Brooklands but at many other cycling, aviation and motoring venues'. 2pp, landscape 12mo. In good condition, lightly aged and folded once. He was 'terribly shocked' to hear of Ebblewhite's death the previous Monday, 'particularly as I had a letter from him that morning'. He wishes the family to know that 'I and all at Brooklands sympathise most sincerely with you all. Brooklands has lost a valuable and sincere friend and I cannot see that motor racing will ever be quite the same again. He was so unique, so completely fair, so helpful, and so knowledgeable that I am certain no one can ever completely fill his place. | If it were not for the fact that in you we have a worthy successor, motor racing at Brooklands would have a very poor future.' He concludes in the hope that the family 'may have the blow somewhat lessened by the knowledge that a very large number of racing friends sympathise with you'.