64R. F. Gray to
Harrod, 15 December 1923
Harrod for the help he rendered during the election.
- 1. Frank Gray
was the winning Liberal candidate for Oxford City at the general
election. He recollected in his Confessions of a Candidate
(London: Hopkinson, 1925, p. 98) that at a particular difficult
time of the campaign, when due to overattendance at one of his
meeting a second room had to be opened, a local councillor called
for a volunteer speaker in the room "and immediately a gifted don
of Christ Church stepped forward and achieved the impossible, for
for thirty minutes he held as if spellbound, by a closely reasoned
speech on economics, a crowd thirsting for battle". On 10 January
1924, Gray thanked Harrod for his letter of congratulations, and
comments that the efficiency of the party depends a good deal on
"rising stalwarts" like Harrod and the young Oxford Liberals (in
HPBL Add. 72734/137).
- a. From
Shipton Manor, near Kidlington, Oxon.#, one page T circular
LS, in HPBL Add. 72734/137.
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