MS Letter from Cyril [Barrett] to Spike Milligan

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MS letter, presumably from Cyril Barrett, dated 5 January 1972 addressed “Dear Spike” and signed “Yours, Cyril”. On headed paper from the School of Philosophy at the University of Warwick. Mentions “sad news” and something enclosed, presumably money, as the writer states that it is the same amount that he paid “for a drawing by Henry Furniss”. He acknowledges, however, that Furniss is “not in the same league” as Milligan, but that it is the only comparison he has to go by. See also Item 20 for earlier correspondence between Cyril Barrett and Milligan.

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