Lot 256: Chaim Weizmann

RR Auction

2015-07-07 11:00:25

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Lot 256: LS signed "Ch. Weizmann," one page, 8 x 10.25, personal letterhead, February 16, 1915. Letter to Dr. Gaster, in part: "I hope that this makes our point of view fairly clear, and I expect that Mr. Scott and his friends will discuss these points, and we may, in that way, have an opportunity afterwards of raising this question before them, and at least attempt to convince them. I considered it very necessary, as people like Bryce and Scott will certainly be consulted. I am sending this copy to you in order that you should be fully informed of the step taken, as I am anxious to avoid misunderstandings." In fine condition, with intersecting folds and trivial creasing. Along with Weizmann, the Jewish-British scholar Moses Gaster was a prominent leader of the Zionist movement, serving as vice president of the First Zionist Congress in Basel and actively participating in each succeeding congress. This letter provides a unique insight into the budding relationship of Weizmann and Gaster, whose 'Mizpah' residence in London would serve as the venue for the first draft of the Balfour Declaration. RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 456 Wednesday, 15th July 2015 Estimate: $600-800
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