London: not published, 1922. First Edition. Unbound. Very good+ condition. Item #019544
1-page letter handwritten and signed by James W. Gerard on Claridge's Hotel stationery. Minor creasing. Dated Jan 22, '22. Gerard declines and invitation from Mr. Jones to attend the English-Speaking Union due to an already scheduled lunch with Sir John and Lady Lister Kaye. Gerard was an American diplomat; U.S. Ambassador to Germany 1913-1917; in 1937 he represented the President at the coronation of George VI in London.