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    To the Danish Embassy in London:

    New Scotland Yard
    6 July 1897

    In reply to your letter of the 3rd inst, I beg to say that for some time past it has been found that the practice of allowing persons to visit the poor quarters at the East End of London under the escort of Police had a bad effect on the persons visited, and the Landlords and owners of the common Lodging Houses and other places objected to their premises being visited under such circumstances. It became necessary therefore to discontinue the practice, and permission is not now accorded to anyone.

    I very much regret that I am not able to meet the wishes of dr. [Wilder Jensen?] and his brother on the present occasion, but you will I feel sure see the necessity of adhering to the rule laid down.

    I have the honour to be
    Your obedient servant
    ERC Bradford
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