37, Chalcot Road,
Tel: Swimbridge 8881
7th June 1971
Dear Mr Lush,
My father, Leonard Stidges, has learnt through his regimental association that you are writing the official biography of Sir Maurice Brearley.
My father served alongside Sir Maurice during the First World War. He tells me that he has important information concerning Sir Maurice that might be of great interest to you. He has not told me what this information is but apparently it is of a rather sensitive nature.
My father is in very poor health and confined to his bed. If you wish to interview him I am afraid you will have to travel down to Swimbridge personally as he is unwilling to discuss this matter over the telephone. He has told me that if you are not interested he will take his information about Sir Maurice to the newspapers. But I know that he wants to get the story off his chest and has decided to give you first refusal because you are Sir Maurice’s biographer. As I say, I haven’t a clue what it’s all about and he refuses to enlighten me.
If you want to come down to see Dad please give me a ring to arrange a mutually convenient appointment.
Magnificent Britain by Michael Murray http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B007A4F71G