Autograph Letter Signed ('Walter Besant M.A. | Secretary') from Sir Walter Besant, as Secretary of the Palestine Exploration Fund, to an unnamed male correspondent.
4 pp, 12mo. Bifolium. 51 lines. Text clear and complete. Fair, on lightly-aged paper. The General Committe have asked Besant to thank the recipient for his 'kind assistance during the last year, and to express their hopes that your sympathy with the objects which they have at heart will still continue'. He proceeds to call to his correspondent's attention six numbered points, discussing 'The desirability of holding a lecture every year', 'the names published in the Quarterly', 'the sum that you expect to be able to forward', 'An occasional paragraph in the local paper', subscribers, 'a little book for sixpence' to be sold at 'the Lecture next season'. Docketed by recipient at head of first page: 'Shown to Mr Titley - Agrees that a lecture later in season would be desirable'.