From Sir [Henry Stanley] Gregory at the Board of Trade, Millbank, London, to Lewis Court.
The only `professional' photograph that he has of his father is a rather faded one taken for M. Bownes? album in about 1899/1900. He is trying to get it copied and will certainly let Court have a print.
It was a great pleasure to be at City Road last week [for the Bible Christian re-union] although the unexpected request for him to give a speech left him rather lost for words. The fact is, the Bible Christians were a large family where everybody knew everybody else. The Quarterly and District meetings and the Conferences were points of contact as were missionary deputations. It was in that family that they grew up.
Gregory is not a reactionary but there are old values which have eternal worth and last week they were celebrating not commemorating them.
The word `relics' which was applied to Court's collection did not seem appropriate, although he cannot think of a better word. [Richard] Pyke has already appropriated the best term that he can think of - `The Golden Chain'. All of those people mentioned in Court's collection are links in that chain, as indeed are those who are left.
- Sir Henry Stanley Gregory (1890-1959) was born into a Bible Christian family. He was educated at Shebbear School, the London School of Economics and the University of London. Gregory entered the civil service and served as Principal Finance Officer and Second Secretary to the Board of Trade between 1949 and 1955. Source: Who was Who 1951-1960