Lot 435: [Churchill Winston S.]



2016-04-29 10:55:27

Lot 435

(1874-1965) British Prime Minister 1940-45, 1951-55. Nobel Prize winner for Literature, 1953. Clementine S. Churchill (1885-1977) Wife of Sir Winston S. Churchill. T.L.S., Clementine S. Churchill, with holograph salutation and subscription, one page, 8vo, Chartwell, Westerham, Kent, 8th July 1948, to Mrs. [John] Rodgers. Churchill states that it would give her and her husband much pleasure if her correspondent and her husband could lunch with them on 2nd August, explaining ‘Colonel and Mrs. Ponsonby are coming, and afterwards we are going on to the Edenbridge Show, which I expect you may also be attending?’. Together with a second T.L.S., Clementine S. Churchill, one page, 8vo, Hyde Park Gate, London, 20th January 1965, to Sir John Rodgers, thanking him for his letter and remarking ‘I warmly appreciate your thoughts and sympathy at this time’ also including an original Post Office telegram (received copy) from Winston Churchill, one page, oblong 8vo, Knightsbridge, 4th December 1964, to Sir John Rodgers at the House of Commons, thanking him for his good wishes which he reciprocates (some tears and small areas of paper loss) and further including a small series of T.Ls.S. and one A.L.S. by various individuals related to, or associated with, Winston Churchill, all to John Rodgers, comprising Anthony Montague Browne (in full, ‘Sir Winston Churchill has asked me to thank you very much for your letter of October 24, and the account of your interview with General Chiang Kai-shek. Sir Winston found this most interesting. You have no doubt considered passing this information to the Foreign Office, who would certainly be interested?’, 25th October 1963), Christopher Soames, Mary Soames (a good A.L.S. referring to her mother and father and commenting ‘Eastern phobias always lead to such tiresome interior decoration & bric-a-brac!’, 24th August n.y.), Duncan Sandys and Brendan Bracken. Also including a good unsigned vintage 10 x 12 photograph of Winston Churchill standing in a half length pose in a doorway making a victorious salute with one hand and holding a cigar in the other. Photograph by George P. King of Sevenoaks, Kent,and bearing his credit stamp to the verso and pencil signature to the lower photographer’s mount. G to generally VG, 9 Sir John Rodgers (1906-1993) British Politician. ]

Estimate: £100 - 120

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