AMERY, Leo. 20093

£45

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Autograph Letter Signed ‘L.S.Amery’, to Mr. Arnold [Edward Arnold, the publisher] agreeing to his proposal, discussing “the discontinuing of the pamphlet”, referring to Army Reform, settling various points and “then we can discuss further details as the date of publication”. 2 pp. 7 x 4 inches, fine. On the writing paper of The Times History of the War in South Africa. 9 July 1903. Leopold Stennett Amery, CH (1873 – 1955), usually known as Leo Amery or L. S. Amery, was a British Conservative politician and journalist, noted for his interest in military preparedness, British India and the British Empire and for his opposition to appeasement. During the Second Boer War Amery was a correspondent for The Times. In 1901, in his articles on the conduct of the war, he attacked the British commander, Sir Redvers Henry Buller, which contributed to Buller’s sacking. Amery was the only correspondent to visit Boer forces and was nearly captured with Churchill. Amery later edited and largely wrote The Times History of the South African War (7 vol., 1899–1909).