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Item 466 - Ian Fleming Catalog 555 (May 2019)

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TLS signed “Yours sincerely, Ian Fleming,” one page, 8 x 10, Kemsley House letterhead, September 17, 1951. Letter to journalist and spy Antony Terry of the British Press Centre, in full: "Congratulations on your fine showing in 'The Sunday Times' yesterday, but I still note the absence of the first person singular! However, your page 5 lead was excellently put together and reasoned and I hope you will be encouraged by our anxiety to have a strong voice in Germany. I personally regard your assignment as the most important politically of any of our correspondents, with the possible exception of Richard Hughes, and I want you to make your service to 'The Sunday Times' your first priority. This has been explained to Iain Lang, Forsyth Munro, etc., and any requests towards the weekend which interfere with this priority should be turned down or passed on perhaps to Peck. I hope you had a fine holiday and that your shoulders now feel strong enough to assume the mantle which I am intent on thrusting upon them." Fleming handwrites the salutation, “Dear Antony Terry." In very good to fine condition, with an extra horizontal fold, and two file holes to the left edge.

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