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EARLY TYPED LETTER SIGNED by Winston Churchill as President of the Board of Trade

["It was very kind of you to write and congratulate me."]


Date: 1908
Published: [London]
Size (Details): 1 folded sheet (4 1/4 x 7 1/4 inches/8 1/2 x 14 1/2 inches overall)

Category: Signed
From: Churchill at Chartwell
Item Number: 207612

Description: Typed letter signed by Winston Churchill as President of the Board of Trade, dated 19th May, 1908, on embossed Board of Trade notepaper.

Dear Mr. Rooth,
It was very kind of you to write and congratulate me. I am very glad that you take a hopeful view of South African affairs.
Yours sincerely,
Winston S. Churchill

The letter (4 1/4 x 7 1/4 inches) is in very good condition, save for fractional loss and mounting tape residue on the verso of the rear fold, not affecting the letter.

On April 23, 1908, Winston Churchill lost his seat in Parliament by a narrow margin representing the district of Manchester North West. Newly-appointed to his first full cabinet position as President of the Board of Trade by the new Liberal Prime Minister H.H. Asquith, Churchill quickly ran for a seat in the Scottish industrial city of Dundee. On May 9, he won, recovering his place in Parliament. It is for this victory that Mr. Rooth no doubt wrote to congratulate Mr. Churchill.

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Bibliographic numbers (in parentheses) are from Frederick Woods' original Churchill bibliography (Woods), as emended by Richard Langworth in his Connoisseur's Guide; and from the new, greatly expanded Churchill bibliography by Ronald Cohen (Cohen).










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