Lot 237 (Fine Art, Antiques & Jewellery, 22nd June 2019)

Churchill, Winston S letter (1874-1965); a hand-written letter dated 15th January 1906 on 'Colonial Office, Downing Street, S.W' headed paper, two-sided single sheet, 8vo, to Rev William Turner, a supporter of the Liberal movement in Manchester at the start of the 20th century. The letter refers to Churchill's successful election as Liberal MP for Manchester North West, in January 1906, coming nearly two years after he had 'crossed the floor' of the House of Commons following his opposition to the government's Alien Bill. With the Liberals now in government, Churchill became Under-Secretary of State for the Colonial Office in January 1906. Full transcript: My dear Sir I take this earliest opportunity of thanking you personally for the loyal and generous support and whole hearted exertions wh[ich] you have contributed to the Free Trade and Liberal cause. Our victory will long be remembered in Lancashire. Its influence upon the course of the general Election must be powerful. We have succeeded by a single effort in what is I trust a final repudiation of protection in all its various disguises. I earnestly hope that our association, so prosperously begun, may be preserved. I am [very] proud to represent the North West Division of Manchester, and will do my best to safeguard its interests and to promote its political ideals. Once more thanking you for your sustained exertions, Believe me to remain your faithful servant Winston S. Churchill Provenance: The letter has stayed in William Turner's family since it was received, passed on to his children and thence by descent.

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Churchill, Winston S letter (1874-1965); a hand-written letter dated 15th January 1906 on 'Colonial Office, Downing Street, S.W' headed paper, two-sided single sheet, 8vo, to Rev William Turner, a supporter of the Liberal movement in Manchester at the start of the 20th century. The letter refers to Churchill's successful election as Liberal MP for Manchester North West, in January 1906, coming nearly two years after he had 'crossed the floor' of the House of Commons following his opposition to the government's Alien Bill. With the Liberals now in government, Churchill became Under-Secretary of State for the Colonial Office in January 1906. Full transcript: My dear Sir I take this earliest opportunity of thanking you personally for the loyal and generous support and whole hearted exertions wh[ich] you have contributed to the Free Trade and Liberal cause. Our victory will long be remembered in Lancashire. Its influence upon the course of the general Election must be powerful. We have succeeded by a single effort in what is I trust a final repudiation of protection in all its various disguises. I earnestly hope that our association, so prosperously begun, may be preserved. I am [very] proud to represent the North West Division of Manchester, and will do my best to safeguard its interests and to promote its political ideals. Once more thanking you for your sustained exertions, Believe me to remain your faithful servant Winston S. Churchill Provenance: The letter has stayed in William Turner's family since it was received, passed on to his children and thence by descent.

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