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JOHN Augustus - Autograph Letter Signed 1954 praising Voluntary Unofficial Aunts

  • £525.00

Augustus JOHN (1878-1961)

Autograph Letter Signed (“Augustus John”) to Mrs. Clara Hardy of West Didsbury, Manchester, praising the V.U.A. and wishing it continued success.
1 page small 4to together with the autograph envelope, Fryern Court, Fordingbridge, 23 March 1954.

I am in full sympathy with the constitution and aims of V.U.A. If only people would combine and work together on the lines of your enterprise, without waiting for the clumsy intervention of the State, this world would be a happier & livelier place to live in. With my best wishes for the continued success of V.U.A. with congratulations.”

Clara Hardy had founded the V.U.A. – Voluntary Unofficial Aunts – during the interwar years to provide assistance and respite care for parents and carers of the sick and elderly. The association, and others like it, flourished during the Second World War, when its benefits became ever more apparent.


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