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SHAW George Bernard

SHAW, George Bernard

Autograph Letter Signed ("G. Bernard Shaw") to Alfred G. Gardiner of The Daily News, informing him that he was about to sail for Jamaica the following morning.

1 page 12mo on a correspondence card, 10 Adelphi Terrace, 23 December 1910.

"There will be a close time for Bernard Shaw items until the 25th January. I sail for Jamaica early tomorrow morning from Bristol by the Port Antonio (Elder Dempster) & shall not be back until the above date. Meanwhile, make merry."

Shaw visited Jamaica at the beginning of 1911 to see his close friend Sydney Olivier, like him a leading light of the Fabian Society, who had been its Honorary Secretary from 1886 to 1889.

Olivier had been a highly popular Colonial Secretary of Jamaica in the early years of the century, espousing the cause of the native workers above that of the colonial elite. He returned to England, but was called back to Jamaica in 1907 to deal with the aftermath of a catastrophic earthquake.

Shaw was a frequent contributor to the letter pages of The Daily News, one of the leading Liberal newspapers of its time.

Stock Code: 213683


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