Typed Letter Signed ('Handley Dunelm') from Handley Carr Glyn Moule, Bishop of Durham, to Sir Michael Sadler, Vice-Chancellor, University of Leeds, regarding the use of his name by the disreputable publicist Sydney Walton, for his 'Bible Crusade'.

Handley Carr Glyn Moule (1841-1920), Anglican Bishop of Durham from 1901 to 1920 [Sir Michael Ernest Sadler (1861-1943), Vice-Chancellor, University of Leeds; Sydney Walton (1882-1964), publicist]
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On letterhead of Auckland Castle, Bishop Auckland. 10 November 1915.
SKU: 12614

1p., 4to. With mourning border. In good condition, on lightly-aged paper with minor wear at the beginning of one crease. Moule writes that he is 'quite prepared to receive and of course to attend to any communication from Mr. Sydney Walton', but that he must 'distinctly decline responsibility in detail [last three words underlined] for the work of the Bible Crusade'. He 'willingly expressed' his 'cordial personal sympathy with its aims when its founder [i.e. Walton] wrote' to him, but has 'just discovered to my surprise that I am being advertised in consequence as "the Leader of a new Campaign"'. He is 'about in a friendly spirit to protest [to Walton] against this unauthorized use of a very busy man's name'. Within a few years of the writing of this letter Walton would be, as his entry in 'Who Was Who' states, 'at Ministry of Munitions, then at Ministry of Food; on Lord Rhondda's personal staff, and later principal Private Secretary to Food Controller; Director of Publicity for Victory Loan in 1919'. For Walton's later and somewhat less meritorious activities, see Keith Middlemas's 'Politics in Industrial Society' (1979).