woensdag 23 december 2009


To the Editor of the Times,

Sir - A little light might be shed, with advantage, upon the high-handed methods of the Passport Department at the Foreign Office. On the form provided for the purpose, I described my face as 'intelligent'. Instead of finding the characterization entered, I have recieved a passport on which some official, utterly unknown to me, has taken it upon himself to call my face 'oval'.
Yours very truly,

Mr. Bassett Digby

The Times
, 17.02.1915

(geciteerd in Martin Lloyd, The Passport. The history of Man's Most Travelled Document, Sutton Publishing, Londen, 2003.)

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