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#255 - Winston Churchill Estimate: $2,000+

Scarce handwritten letter while supporting disabled World War I soldiers

ALS signed "Winston S. Churchill," one page, 4.5 x 7.25, embossed Colonial Office, National Scheme for Disabled Men letterhead, May 27, no year but circa 1921-22. Letter to British author "Mrs. Alec Tweedie," in full: "I am sorry we cannot lunch with you on Saturday week as we have people lunching with us. Many thanks for asking us." In fine condition, with old adhesive residue to the upper corners. Though Churchill omitted the year when dating this letter, the period can be inferred from the letterhead as he served in the Colonial Office as Secretary of State for the Colonies from February 1921 to October 1922, shortly after World War I. At the end of the war in 1919, King George V issued a proclamation asking businesses to employ the returning disabled soldiers as at least five-percent of their workforce; those who met the requirement would be permitted to use a special emblem design on their stationery so that it would be easy for the public to distinguish the patriotic from the unpatriotic employer. A very scarce handwritten letter by Churchill from an important period in the history of the United Kingdom.

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