[ Cyril Maude, actor-manager. ] Typed Letter Signed naming 'the finest part I ever played', with copy of his printed Funeral Servivce.

Cyril Maude [ Cyril Francis Maude ] (1862-1951), English actor-manager of the London theatres the Haymarket and Playhouse
Publication details: 
Letter on letterhead of 60 South Audley Street, W. [ London ]. 19 October [ no year ]. Funeral Service [ by Vacher & Sons, Westminster ] for 28 February 1951, at.St Margarets, Westminster.
SKU: 18205

Letter: 1p., 8vo. With mourning border. In fair condition, lightly aged and creased, with small pin-hole to one corner. Reads: 'Dear Sir | I suppose the finest part I ever played and one I am always hoping to play again someday [sic] was Sir Peter Teazle. Grumpy was a fine part too though. | Yours truly | Cyril Maude'. Funeral Service: 4pp., 12mo. Bifolium. In fair condition, lightly aged and with one vertical fold. Slug: 'Vacher - 32959'. Cover reads: 'St. Margaret, Westminster | In Memoriam | [crucifix] | Cyril Maude | Born 24th April, 1862 | Died 20th February, 1951 | Wednesday, 28th February, 1951 | at 12 noon'. There were two lessons - the first read by Nicholas Hannen, and the second by Sir Kenneth Barnes - and an address by Charles Morgan.