5 letters regarding 'The Near East' paper

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Letter from (W Geere) a volunteer on the paper ‘The Near East’, Caxton House, Westminster, London. Asking if Captain Sykes would care to invest in the paper which is helping good relations between England and Turkey, 4 February 1909

Letter from W Geere, 3 Trinity Road, Wimbledon to Mr Wilson. Thank you for reply to letter of 4th Feb agreeing to show this letter to Captain Sykes. One of the partners on the paper Mr Percy C Clarke may make contact, 20 February 1909

Letter from Percy Clarke. Requesting an interview with Captain Sykes. He also sent information on 'The Near East' Paper founded a year ago for political purposes. It now seems that it could become a business venture. The paper is becoming influential in Turkey and also is in friendly connections with Greece. A business plan is outlined for 5,000 copies per month, 24 February 1909

Letter to Mr Wilson from W Geere. Explaining how he sees the facts. Mr Clarke has paid the expenses on the paper and Mr Lucas has been the Editor. A Greek gentleman who was a partner has incurred excess expenses and is no longer involved. The writer now feels that the paper has a chance to survive, 27 March 1909

Telegram from Victoria Street, London from Eastology, The Near East Paper. Clarke coming to Yorkshire and would like to see Mr Sykes, 13 April 1909

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