[ Nathaniel Newnham-Davis, food writer, gourmet and 'Home Front Actor'. ] Autograph Letter Signed ('N Newnham Davis') to Douglas Sladen, giving advice about publication of an article on Fred Archer, the jockey, and his work looking after German PoWs.
2pp., 4to. In fair condition, on lightly aged and ruckled paper. The letter begins: 'My Dear Douglas Sladen | Fred Archer has been dead quite a time and I do not know whether Editors of Sporting Papers would consider his life a live subject. The weekly sporting papers, though they still keep a racing article going, with a view to a revival of racing and the ads that go with it after the war, seem to me to look on politics and the war as the ony subjects now a days.' He is 'not a good person to consult just at the present time', as he is 'almost out of journalism, soldiering taking up nearly all my time and I have not been cast at the Gaiety Theatre for months'. He will go up to London, and 'let Russell & Sons put my face on glass for your improved "Who's Who"'. He finds that 'Looking after German prisoners here has become rather a monotonous job but all soldiering that is not fighting generallyt becomes rather dull work'.