The Times/1919/Letters to Editor/Leonard William King

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Dr. Leonard King
To the Editor of The Times

Sir,—May I be allowed to add a few words to supplement the memoir of Dr. Leonard King which appeared in The Times of to-day? Among Dr. King's latest activities and interests was that of becoming chairman of the executive committee of this society. Our late much-valued chairman, Colonel Sir Charles Watson, died in the spring of 1916, and was succeeded by Dr. Leonard King upon the unanimous vote of the committee. At this time the investigation of Palestine itself had been stopped by the war; but the committee have a most grateful sense of Dr. King's advice and keen interest not inly in their present publications, but in their projects for future work. To him is also due the initiation of the scheme for the foundation of a British School of Archæology at Jerusalem, under the joint action of the Palestine Exploration Fund and the British Academy, now maturing. Dr. King's genial and kindly disposition and his unaffected modesty made all association with him a pleasure.

I am, Sir, yours obediently,
J. D. Crace, Hon. Sec., Palestine Exploration Fund.
2, Hindle-street, Manchester-square, W., Aug. 25.


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