Title: EDINBURGH PARLIAMENT. Typed letter from Sir ...
Publisher: 8th June
Publication Date: 1949
An eleven-line typewritten letter on House of Commons paper. With original envelope.Transcription: 'Edinburgh Parliament./ Dear Mr. Speaker,/ Your enquiry some time ago provoked me to think of some other way in which I could serve Edinburgh Parliament./ I am sending herewith Sir Gilbert Campion's boon on Procedure and I was fortunate enough to get him to sign it. It is sent with my regards to ''Edinburgh Parliament'' and with an assurance of my recollection of the great debt that I shall always owe to it./ Yours sincerely, mss. signature.' [Sir William Young Darling (8 May 1885 - 4 February 1962) was the Tory MP in the British House of Commons for the Edinburgh South Constituency from 1945 to 1957. Sir William Y. Darling, the war-time Lord Provost (1941-1944) of Edinburgh, presented the first bench in memory of his uncle, Dr. Alexander Darling, as part of the Presentation Seat Programme set up by the Corporation of the City of Edinburgh after WW2. It was placed on the South side of Princes Street opposite his shop at 124 Princes Street. The example set by Sir William Darling was to encourage fellow shopkeepers and businesses to donate seats opposite their premises and a campaign was started Seats for Citizens to improve seating on Princes Street.]. Bookseller Inventory #
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