5 April 1926
1. We have always kept every business communication from you most carefully. I can find no financial statement dated April 1st 1925 and neither my wife nor I can remember any. This year's statement is unintelligible without lasts'*1. Would Mr Davidson be so kind as to let me have a copy of lasts'? I regret any trouble. 2 The enclosed is from one of my unclassifiable
acquaintances who is a brilliant journalist in my opinion. You may find this useful for the cheap edition. Please file it.
3 I hope it isn't impertinent to say that if by any chance you have missed either Coulton's 'The Medieval Village' or Tawney's*2 new book, you must seize and read them. Both are most absorbing. Tawneys would have been vastly improved if someone had done for his book what my brother did for mine.
Yours | Norman Leys [signature]*3
*1 - The word "lasts" refers to last year's statement.
*2 - Refers to Richard Henry Tawney, writer
*3 -The ink is smudged in places at the end of the last paragraph and around the signature