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From "Clem" [probably Carpenter's friend, George W. Clemas], who encloses a copy of Carpenter's speech intended for delivery at his funeral, which has only been brought to light recently by [Harold] Coxeter [one of Carpenter's executors] who has been in possession of it. Clem criticizes Coxeter for this neglect of duty, comments on the speech, mentions a forthcoming meeting with Henry Salt when he will discuss Salt's contribution to the proposed volume on Carpenter [probably Edward Carpenter: In Appreciation ed. Gilbert Beith], and expresses a desire to meet Sixsmith before the summer.

Enclosed is the 2-page carbon typescript speech by Carpenter, dated 30 December 1910.

Dated at: Wimbledon, London.