88R. John Simon (p.p.) to Harrod, 2 June 1925 [a]
"You deserve to be warmly congratulated on the success of your `push' for Lord O[xford]. & A[squith]. The thing would never have been carried through if it had not been for you and your friends at Christ Church.  I see a rather ill-natured comment in the `Times' which however is probably intended for me.  But the plain fact is that Lord O. would never have been nominated if we had not made this effort" (see also 101 R).
2. The Times commented that "In Oxford itself, and especially among Oxford Liberals, a good deal of resentment appears to be felt, not indeed at Lord Oxford's nomination, but at the methods adopted by some of his supporters to secure it to the exclusion of Lord Grey of Fallodon" ("Oxford University Chancellorship. Support for Lord Oxford and Asquith", 2 June 1925, p. 12).
- a. TLS, two pages, from 59 Cadogan Gardens, S.W.3. # , in HPBL Add 71617/15.
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