February 25th 1915

On this day, Bassett Digby, an esteemed British scientist, published the following Letter to the Editor in the Times newspaper:

Sir,
A little light might be shed, with advantage, upon the highhanded 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 this characterization entered, I have received a passport on which some official utterly unknown to me has taken it upon himself to call my face “oval.”

Yours very truly,

Bassett Digby

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