Lot 452: Chamberlain, Neville



2015-09-16 14:07:21

Lot 452: Chamberlain Neville: (1869-1940) British Prime Minister 1937-40. Fountain Pen Ink Signature ('Neville Chamberlain') And Five Additional Words In His Hand On An Oblong 12Mo Piece Neatly Clipped From The Conclusion Of A Letter. Together With Anne Chamberlain (1883-1967) Wife Of Neville Chamberlain. A.L.S., Anne Chamberlain, Two Pages, 4To, Whitehall, 4Th November N.Y. (Annotated 1939 In Pencil In Another Hand), To Contessa Grandi, On The Printed Stationery Of 10 Downing Street. Chamberlain States That She Knows That Her Secretary Had Communicated With Her Correspondent'S Secretary Via Telephone The Day Before 'To Tell You How Exceedingly Sorry My Husband Was To Be Unable To Accept Your Charming Invitation To Dinner', Further Explaining That He Has To Be In The House That Evening, Although Concluding By Remarking 'It Is So Kind Of You However To Have Me Alone And I Much Look Forward To Coming'. Some Very Light, Extremely Minor Age Wear, Generally Vg, 2 Contessa Grandi - Wife Of Count Dino Grandi (1895-1988) Italian Fascist Politician And Minister Of Foreign Affairs 1929-32. Grandi Also Served As Italian Ambassador To The United Kingdom From 1932-39, When He Was Recalled To Italy After Trying To Attempt A Pact Between His Country And Britain To Prevent Italy Entering World War Ii.] International Autograph Auctions' Autograph Auction September 2015 Saturday, 26th September 2015 Estimate: £100-150
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