[ Sir Pendrill Varrier-Jones, founder of the Papworth Village Settlement, pioneer in the treatment of tuberculosis. ] Typed Letter Signed ('P. Varrier Jones') to 'Robin Goodfellow' of the Cambridge Daily News, referring to his struggles.

Sir Pendrill Varrier-Jones (1883-1941), pioneer in the treatment of tuberculosis, founder of the Papworth Village Settlement [ now Papworth Hospital ] [ Morley Stuart; Cambridge Daily News ]
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On letterhead of the Papworth Village Settlement, Papworth Hall, Cambridge. 5 April 1934.
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1p., 8vo. In good condition, lightly aged and worn, laid down on leaf removed from album (with ticket and two press cuttings relating to the Honorary Degrees Ceremony on the reverse). He has seen a 'Table Talk' article in the Cambridge Daily News, and writes to thank the pseudonymous individual for 'this very great appreciation of my work'. He explains that 'in the early days one had to contend with very great opposition, and comments were not always favourable', and is filled with gratitude for 'this singular mark of appreciation from an editor so closely associated with the work': the encouragement it gives makes one persevere still further in attempting to make life worth living for those who are stricken down with disease, and in endeavouring to obtain the most up-to-date treatment for them'. See his substantial entry in the Oxford DNB.