Type-written letter signed by Prime Minister Winston Churchill to Soviet Ambassador Ivan Maisky
Winston S. Churchill Autograph Letter Signed.
Churchill, Winston S.
Item Number: 88006
One page typescript letter signed by Winston S. Churchill while serving as a member of Parliament. On Chartwell, Westerham, Kent stationary dated 14th Novemnber, 1936. “My dear Ambassador,” His Excellency the Soviet Ambassador, I am very much obliged to you for your long and interesting letter, and for the information and assurances which it contains. I hope that you read my speech in Hansard where it was fully reported, and that you will give as much weight to the latter part of my reference to your Government as to the former. This, I am sure, was the effect produced upon the greater part of my hearers. Once more thanking you, Believe me, “Yours, Winston S. Churchill.” Churchill’s surname has been underlined in red crayon. The recipient, Ivan Maisky, served as the Soviet ambassador to London between 1932 and 1943 where he established friendships with Sydney and Beatrice Webb, George Bernard Shaw and may figures on the Conservative right including Churchill. In near fine condition with two hole punches to the left side of the letter and a small closed tear to the bottom left corner. Double matted and framed with a black and white photograph of Churchill. The entire piece measures 15.5 inches by 14.5 inches. A nice association.
British statesman Winston S. Churchill served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955. A non-academic historian, writer and artist, Churchill won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1953 for his overall lifetime body of work. Churchill took the lead in warning the world about the threat of Nazi Germany at the outbreak of the Second World War. His speeches and radio broadcasts inspired British resistance, especially in the years of 1940–41 when the British Commonwealth and Empire stood virtually alone in its active opposition to Adolf Hitler. Upon his death aged ninety in 1965, Queen Elizabeth II granted Churchill the honor of a state funeral, which saw one of the largest assemblies of world statesmen in history.