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Item 225 - Winston Churchill Catalog 555 (May 2019)

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ALS signed “Winston S. Churchill,” two pages on two adjoining sheets, 4.75 x 6.5, Villa Kazbeck letterhead, April 14, 1903. Letter to Arthur Elliot on his appointment as Financial Secretary to the Treasury. In part: "I cannot resist writing a line of congratulation to you. I am heartily glad some one who is not a puppet is gone to the Treasury. We have sometimes been in agreement in the part, & I am not without hope that even on the Army question someday converted. May 'Letters to a Liberal-Unionist' will now never be written: but perhaps I shall find another peg on which to hang the ideas. Don't pray answer this. I can guess that you are choked with work…Hamilton ailing, Ritchie 'with a feverish cold,' a new Financial secretary and the budget impending!" A later pencil notation at the top describes the contents of the letter. In fine condition. A fascinating and insightful letter from Churchill, written at a time of political turmoil in Great Britain.

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