[Richard Curzon, 4th Earl Howe, to marine artist W. L. Wyllie.] Autograph Letter Signed ('Howe.'), regarding a luncheon in Portsmouth by 'the Admiral' in celebration of the anniversary of the Glorious First of June, and restoration of HMS Victory..

Earl Howe [Richard George Penn Curzon, 4th Earl Howe] (1861-1929), Conservative politician [William Lionel Wyllie (1851-1931), distinguished English marine artist; the Glorious First of June]
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On letterhead of 34 Curzon Street, W. [London] 24 May 1923.
SKU: 20960

2pp., 12mo. Mourning border. In good condition, lightly aged, with pinhole to one corner. Addressed to 'Dear Mr. Wyllie' After thanking him for his 'kind letter' he writes: 'If I can possibly manage it, (and, all being well, I have every hope of being able to do so), it will give me the greatest pleasure to be present on the anniversary of the Glorious First of June, when, as you tell me, the work to the old Victory is to be started.' He thanks 'the Admiral' for asking him 'to luncheon on the occasion', and he looks forward 'to hearing as to the time, & arrangements, for the function in the dockyard [i.e. at Portsmouth]?' Wyllie commemorated the 'work to the old Victory' in his painting 'The 'Nelson Touch': Restoring HMS 'Victory', 1805-1925'. From the Wyllie papers.