[L. A. G. Strong, novelist and critic.] Autograph Letter Signed ('Leonard.') to 'Terence' [BBC Producer Terence Dudley?], discussing a proposed broadcast lecture.

L. A. G. Strong [Leonard Alfred George Strong] (1896-1958), novelist, critic, and poet, a director of the publishers Methuen Ltd [Terence Dudley, BBC producer]
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10 May 1958. On letterhead of Dromore, Old Frensham Road, Farnham, Surrey.
SKU: 23038

2pp, 12mo. On aged and creased paper, with two torn spike holes resulting in loss of a few letters of text. Date stamp on reverse. The recipient is not named, but is presumably the BBC producer Terence Dudley (1919-1988). Writing three months before his death, Strong begins the letter: 'My dear Terence, | How very kind of you! I [d]on't have any dignity in such matters! and I'd love to have a go, whether live or recorded. One advantage of the lecture would be that if any line were ineffective I could plug ahead till an adequate version appeared.' In response to an invitation he states that he would 'much like to meet J[o]hn Bridges'. He explains that he is 'doing a recording on Tuesday at two for R. D. Smith', and that he could 'come in earlier'. Alternatively, he has 'a programme on Friday, the rehearsal times of which I don't yet know. I'll also be in Town on Thursday: free most of the day.' He gives his London number, so that they can 'fix up something'.