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LAWRENCE EDWARD GRACE OATES (1880-1912)

Autograph letter signed ('L.E.S. Oates') to his brother Bryan ('Dear Koko'), South Lynn [the 'crammer' which he had been attending since his departure from Eton], Eastbourne, 2 July 1898, 'The sock is simple perfect in every way, colour, shape and style it is hugely admired down here', and mentioning a theatre trip of the previous evening, one page, 8vo; with an autograph letter signed by Raymond Priestley to 'Hubert' (a young relative), c/o Professor [Edgeworth] David, Sydney University, n.d., commenting that 'if you can keep a secret I don't mind telling you that I hope to be back in Australia by the end of next year on my way to the far South again with Mawson's Expedition' and making a number of humorously self-deprecating remarks, two pages, 4to. (3)
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