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Laurel, Stan (1890 – 1965)

On the late Oliver Hardy: ‘The death of my dear partner was a sad blow to me’

A typed letter signed by Stan Laurel, August 15th 1957, a week after the death of Oliver Hardy.

In part: ‘Your kind sympathy was deeply appreciated. Please convey my sincere thanks to you & all for your graciousness. The death of my dear partner was a sad blow to me, even tho’ I have been notified the day before that the end was near. However, I think it was a blessing he suffered a great deal & in pain these few weeks, so am happy in the thought that he was taken our of his misery. God bless him, am sure that is what he wished for.’

In fine condition, with light creasing and a few small edge stains. Letters by Laurel that refer to Hardy are quite rare.