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Collection of 25 newspaper cuttings from Fleet Street newspapers relating to the final illness of King George V, collected and presented on letterheads for Lord Dawson of Penn, who attended on the king, by the advertising agency G. Street & Co.

Author: 
Bertrand Edward Dawson, Lord Dawson of Penn (1864-1945), President, Royal College of Physicians; attended dying King George V [G. Street & Co., 6 Gracechurch Street, London, EC3, advertising agency]
Publication details: 
Mounted on letterheads of G. Street & Co., Ltd., 6, Gracechurch Street, EC3. London: April and May 1931.
£220.00

An interesting collection, casting light on media attitudes to the British Royal family and news management in the interwar years. Dawson was clearly mindful of publicity. As his entry in the Oxford DNB explains: 'It was Dawson who composed on a menu card the celebrated lines, ‘the King's life is moving peacefully towards its close’, having modified this from what he described as "a very commonplace" final bulletin used for Edward VII.' Penn's attendance during the King's final illness was controversial: it was later revealed that he hastened his end with morphine and cocaine.

Two albums of newspaper clippings and handwritten notes recording the games of Leicester Tigers

Author: 
[ LEICESTER TIGERS ]
Publication details: 
Seasons 1922-23 AND 1930-31.
£120.00

Two albums giving full details of the above seasons for Leicester Tigers, including fixture list (with all details to "Won" or "Lost"); Try scorers (with number) and other recordsa (e.g. "Converted goals); newspaper clippings of team sheets for home fixtures (only) with newspaper pictures of the action. Presented neatly with headings.

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