Lot 40CHURCHILL, WINSTON, Sir
Typed Letter Signed. Dated La Capponcina, Cap d'Ail: 6 October 1955. Two-page typed letter signed ("Winston") on two pages of stationery with Churchill's Hyde Park Gate address corrected in typewriter to La Capponcina, addressed to Rt. Hon. Lord Beaverbrook, with ink corrections and postscript in Churchill's hand. Usual folds, framed with a portrait.
A cheerful letter to William Maxwell Aitken, Lord Beaverbrook, the publisher of the Daily Express and an enormously influential figure in English politics. During the Second World War, Beaverbrook was Churchill's Minister of Aircraft Production from May 1940 to April 1941, and was later Lord Privy Seal. Churchill speaks of his wife's improving health, a painting he has just completed, the gardens and a yacht he has been loaned by Mr. Billmeir of Lloyds. The political content is reserved to some comments about the French and their relations with the United Nations, and "I am getting tired of this Nehruism, and I gather you are too." The letter concludes "I think of you in your cold, bleak, winter-ridden country [presumably Beaverbrook was back in Canada at that time] with wonder and admiration that you have made this sacrifice for me. But perhaps you like to do it. That would only make it better." [This comment is almost certainly humorous in intent]. The letter concludes with a hand-written comment that "Clemmie sends her love" and his felicitation and signature.
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