He writes in response to a request to write his biography. "Dear Madam, In reply to your kind letter of 14th asking to write a biography of me - I expect you are not aware that - in 1934 I published through Marshall Morgan & Co. of 11/12 Paternoster Building, London, my book Memories of a Scientific Life - price 5 (pounds) - in which I gave the full story of my career. and Sir Oliver Lodge wrote a Foreword to it. As this book has not yet sold out its first Edition I should not like to do anything to hinder its sale by the publication of another biography yet a while. It would hardly be fair to the publishers who have perhaps not yet recovered their outlay on it. In any event I could hardly give any more information about myself than is contained in these memories. I would suggest your obtaining a copy of it for reference...." He signs,in full, "Ambrose Fleming," and adds in a post script, "P.S. Perhaps some serial could be written without injury to the 'Memories.'"
Oliver Lodge (1851-1940) was a physicist involved in the development of wireless telegraphy. He is credited with coining the term, "coherer." He was also a socialist and member of the Fabian Society, co-authoring "Public Service versus Private Expenditure" with Sidney Webb, George Bernard Shaw and Sidney Ball.