[Edward Grenfell [Edward Charles Grenfell, 1st Baron St Just], banker and politician.] Autograph Letter Signed, praising ‘Mr Ross’ for the extra work he has undertaken during ‘this unhappy year’, in an attempt to ‘aid your country’s interest'.

Edward Grenfell [Edward Charles Grenfell, 1st Baron St Just] (1870-1941), banker and politician [Sir David Ross [W. D. Ross] (1877-1971), Scottish philosopher]
Publication details: 
31 December 1915; on letterhead of 22 Old Broad Street, London, E.C.
SKU: 25406

See the entries for Grenfell and Ross in the Oxford DNB. 3pp, 12mo. On bifolium of light-grey paper. In fair condition, aged and spotted. Folded once for postage. The identity of the recipient is unclear, but the item derives from the papers of Sir David Ross [W. D. Ross], Scottish philosopher and Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University (see the Oxford DNB). Whilst fully aware that Ross’s ‘extra work’during ‘this unhappy year’ has been ‘done with the view of giving your best to aid your country’s interest’, he has great pleasure in ‘giving you the enclosed’ (presumably some form of extra remuneration). ‘The long hours & the worry of dealing with fresh questions every day, have been very trying to mind & body’, and Grenfell assures Ross ‘of the partners sincere appreciation of the manner in which you have executed your extra duties’. Grenfell has been ‘personally specially interested in the able way in which you have executed the money & exchange questions arising from the Bank of England work’. He ends with best wishes to Ross and his mother for the coming year.