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Letter from Alfred Gissing to Winifred Isaac. He writes: I am so glad that you had heard the broadcast, but I must say that I entirely agree with your verdict. I did not, of course, actually hear any of it, but when I made my recording in June I felt none too optimistic. I was asked to say just a few trifling words, which I did, though I had made notes for something of considerably more interest. From my knowledge of the BBC I did not expect great things, & I suppose one ought to recognise that it aims at popular entertainment, but I had hoped for something a little more scholarly & less fantastic.

Dated at Hôtel des Marécottes, Les Marécottes (Valais), Switzerland.