chapter  1
A FORMAL INTRODUCTION TO MR OSCAR BROWNING
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In June 1923, Oscar Browning sent his nephew, H.E.Wortham, a letter ‘on a most important matter’ for which he entreated his ‘earnest attention’. Lord Laytmer, Browning’s lifelong friend, as well as his executor and legatee, had just died and Browning informed his nephew that Lord Laytmer had his personal papers because ‘he wished to write my life a duty which I hope you will now undertake…as always been a subject of controversy which is now as fervent as ever, and the truth ought to be told, which cannot be till after my death.’1