Twenty-one Typed Letters Signed to the Secretary, Royal Society of Arts.

Captain John Laurence Pritchard [The Royal Aeronautical Society]
Publication details: 
Between 1931 and 1934; all on letterhead of the Royal Aeronautical Society, of which Pritchard was secretary.
SKU: 4473

Novelist and writer on aeronautics (1885-1968). All items one page, quarto. As a whole good, though grubby, but some items with pin holes, closed tears, etc. Most bearing the R.S.A. stamp and some docketed. Three items with enclosures. The items are dry communications relating to the arranging of R.A.S. lectures at the R.S.A. premises at the Adelphi, except for one item (12 May 1931) beginning 'I have received a number of letters from various members of the Society and others complaining of the lantern and cinema projector at the Royal Society of Arts [...] under the impression that we own both these and that we should get better instruments.' An enclosed copy of a letter from Gerald Merton (7 May 1931) begins 'I have often intended to convey you a grouse I have. At last I summon enough energy to write it.' This describes the lantern show as 'the worst effort I have ever come across, [...] For learned societies of such standing to use such an apparatus is a disgrace.'