[ Sir Walter Townley, diplomat. ] Two Typed Letters Signed (both 'Walter Townley') and Autograph Letter in third person, to G. K. Menzies, Secretary, Royal Society of Arts, two regarding a lecture by him, with two letters by his private secretary.

Sir Walter Townley [ Sir Walter Beaupré Townley ] (1863-1945), diplomat, British Ambassador to the Netherlands at end of First World War [ Royal Society of Arts, London ]
Publication details: 
Autograph Letter on letterhead of 32 Eaton Square, London; undated (stamped date 1 March 1920); two other items from The British Chamber of Commerce for the Netherlands East Indies (Inc.), 38 Dover Street, London. 20 and 30 September 1921.
SKU: 19662

Five items in good condition, lightly aged. All items with the Society's stamp. ONE: TLS. 20 September 1921. 1p., 4to. Agreeing to the Society's request for 'an authoritative paper on the subject of trade with the Netherlands East Indies', and asking for the proposed date ('approximately'), as he will be 'in Holland in the latter part of October, when I shall be in a position to get all the latest and most reliable information obtainable upon this interesting and very important subject'. TWO: TLS. 30 September 1921. 1p., 4to. Putting forward four 'gentlemen' as possible chairmen of the meeting: Lord Emmott; F. Leverton Harris; R. de marees van Sinderen ('Netherlands Minister'); J. Crommelin ('Liberian Minister'). THREE: AN in the third person. Undated (stamp dated 1 March 1920). 1p., 12mo. He 'much regrets that owing to a previous business engagement he will not be able to avail himself of the kind invitation of the Council to attend the Lecture to be given by Mr. William James Garnett on Wednesday afternoon'. FOUR and FIVE are typed communications by Towley's private secretary , the first an ANS (28 November 1921), the second a TLS (3 December 1921), asking for an advance copy of Townley's lecture to be sent to the editor of 'Lloyd's List', W. A. Godfrey.